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Preston business news 2023

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

Keep up to date with the latest investment, development and business news targeted at local businesses and organisations across Preston.


Growing the Cooperative economy through Community Wealth Building

23 March 2023: As the city's communities continue to build back from the pandemic and continue to struggle with the ongoing cost of living crisis, Preston City Council's commitment to providing a fairer and inclusive city for all its residents is as important as ever.

Let's Grow Preston Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage

17 March 2023: Let's Grow Preston has today been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Future plans for the Guild Hall Preston

17 March 2023: Preston City Council is pleased to announce that it can now proceed with plans for the future of The Guild Hall Preston.

Home Bargains to open new Preston store creating 51 new jobs with £1 million investment

15 March 2023: Home Bargains has invested approximately £1 million into its new store in Queen's Shopping Park, Horrocks Quarter, Preston, PR1 4AT, which will be officially opened at 8am on 18 March 2023.

Scheme to save The Ferret receives £150k loan

9 March 2023: charity calls on other councils to follow Preston City Council's example.

National cafe bar further strengthens tenant line up at Preston's Animate

21 February 2023: Loungers has signed a 15-year lease at Animate, Preston's city-owned £45 million cinema and leisure complex, which is being delivered by Maple Grove Developments. The announcement comes after Eric Wright Construction started on site last month.

Plans to convert Amounderness House into serviced offices and workspace move forward with appointment of preferred operator

17 February 2023: Plans to transform the Grade II Listed Amounderness House into serviced offices and workspace have moved a step closer with a tenant having been selected to operate the facility.

Preston business owners encouraged to tap into business support

3 February 2023: Businesses in Lancashire are being reminded to take advantage of valuable business support on their doorstep.

£20 million Levelling up cash boost for Preston

19 January 2023: Preston City Council's Levelling Up bid has been successful with an award of £20 million by government.

Lancashire County Council expand scaleup support service

16 January 2023: New year, new way of doing business? Are you a business owner or manager looking to start the year with a new mindset and performance?

Main construction work starts on Animate

10 January 2023: key partners behind the £45m leisure and entertainment complex met on site today to mark the start of the main construction phase.

Planning Application in for Preston Youth Zone

4 January 2023: National youth charity OnSide has submitted a planning application to Preston City Council for a Youth Zone.