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NOW IS THE TIME TO DO BUSINESS…


Bursting with development opportunities, outstanding accessibility, endless economic potential and thousands of skilled workers, it’s easy to see why South Ribble remains one of the most lucrative and in-demand economic areas.


The borough is home to a cluster of internationally-recognised leaders – boasting such names as Leyland Trucks, BAE Systems, Waitrose, Amazon, TNT, B&M Steel and Baxi – which coupled with a rich and diverse portfolio of start-ups and SMEs, delivers a buoyant economy and an attractive place to live and work.


TIME TO INVEST Backed by the £434m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, the local area is also receiving a c.£1billion boost in economic growth. This makes South Ribble one of the most important and exciting locations outside of London, with the potential to deliver significant economic and employment benefits thanks to substantial place-shaping opportunities.


A consultation is also underway between South Ribble, Chorley and Preston City Councils whereby the neighbouring local authorities are working together to develop and deliver the vision of Central Lancashire, with a Joint Local Plan that aligns aspirations and details site allocation and future development opportunities.


Here in South Ribble, we’re also setting our economic agenda with a new Leyland Town Centre Masterplan to unlock additional commercial property locations.


TIME TO RELOCATE Together with an established network of locations, South Ribble has numerous investment opportunities and several strategic sites in motion to attract new


AND SOUTH RIBBLE IS THE PERFECT LOCATION TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE.


• Farington Hall: Adjacent to Lancashire Business Park, the site is tailored to the needs of industrial occupiers.


TIME TO RECRUIT Powering your workforce is our priority. With a world-renowned heritage in manufacturing, engineering and construction, we understand the importance of attracting and retaining a skilled and mobile talent pool.


South Ribble’s Apprentice Factory bridges the gap between employers and our award- winning education and training institutions. A team of experts offer impartial advice and support to match businesses with the right talent based on their individual skills needs, giving access to thousands of potential employees on their doorstep.


TIME TO CONNECT Accessibility in South Ribble is unrivalled, with the borough boasting direct links to the M6, M61 and M65, together with easy access to the region’s international airports.


businesses and allow existing occupiers room to grow.


Boasting an unrivalled commercial property offer with a reputation as one of the best in the North West, some of these locations include:


• Cuerden Strategic Site: This 160- acre site adjacent to the M6 and M65 interchange offers a range of commercial, industrial, retail and leisure development opportunities.


• South Rings Office Village: A thriving employment hub perfectly-situated to those wanting to avoid city and town centre congestion.





Lancashire Business Park: One of the region’s premier hubs for office, workshop and industrial accommodation.


The 10-year City Deal is also driving significant infrastructure improvements – including the Penwortham Bypass and Preston Western Distributor, a brand- new junction on the M55 – which will further boost connectivity and capacity, and enable us to reap the most from our development assets and opportunities.


TIME TO GROW South Ribble Borough Council’s Investment and Skills Team are the backbone behind investment and job creation. Their expertise stretches further than finding the right premises, with the team on-hand to advise on transport, planning, funding, health & safety, talent attraction and more, and ensure businesses have the right network to thrive.


With perfect conditions for economic strength and growth, South Ribble is the right place for your business.


Don’t miss this opportunity, as now is the time to do business in South Ribble.


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