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Business blog 2021

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Find out about the latest business and investment news across Preston.

Follow our business blog to keep up to date with the latest business, investment and development news across the city.

If you are interested in contributing to our business blog email invest@preston.gov.uk. Before submitting any copy for consideration please see our Preston business blog content guidelines.

Planning application submitted for multi million pound cinema and leisure scheme (1 December 2021)

A planning application for Animate, the city owned cinema and leisure complex scheme, has now been submitted to Preston City Council's Planning Department.

Help shape Lancashire's Local Skills Improvement Plan (8 November 2021)

Lancashire has been chosen as one of eight UK Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) trailblazers which aims to reshape the local technical skills system.

Guide launched to help businesses successfully manage home and office working (22 October 2021)

A new guide has been launched by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) outlining six practical principles to support remote and hybrid working.

Iconic Wallace and Gromit bench creates new Preston landmark (10 September 2021)

An iconic bronze Wallace and Gromit bench sculpture has been unveiled outside Preston Market by the duo's creator and Prestonian Nick Park.

Funding success for Preston's cinema and leisure scheme (1 September 2021)

Preston's multi-million pound cinema and leisure development took an important step forward today as Councillors approved a funding deal for the project.

Funding available for Preston based start-up worker co-operatives (16 August 2021)

The University of Central Lancashire, in partnership with the Preston Cooperative Development Network, is offering start-up support until March 2022.

Plans revealed for The MET - Preston's new event space (23 July 2021)

The MET - which stands for Mobile Event Tent - will be installed in the city's Harris Quarter and will play host to an array of attractions later this year.

University's drone plans boosted through £3.2 million investment (18 June 2021)

Businesses across the North West, specialising in innovative drone technologies, have received a major boost thanks to multi-million funding grants secured by UCLan.

CityFibre future-proofs Preston's digital foundations (18 May 2021)

CityFibre has broken ground on a new infrastructure roll out that will future-proof the city's digital needs for generations to come.

City Living Strategy wins prestigious award at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 (3 May 2021)

The City Living Strategy, alongside partners Hive, were awarded the Silver Jubilee Cup at the RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

Restart Grant Scheme to help Preston Businesses reopen safely (12 April 2021)

A new government grant scheme to support businesses closed during lockdown is now open for applications.

Ambitious transformation of Preston's Harris Museum gets green light (26 March 2021)

Plans to make one of Preston's most iconic landmarks, The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, into a world-class cultural attraction and community hub for the 21st century are to go ahead.

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