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Supporting Business

Leading businesses base themselves in South Ribble. The excellent communications networks in South Ribble have attracted leading businesses for over a century to invest and grow here.

Internationally known names including Leyland Trucks, Dr Oetker, Waitrose and BAE Systems are established here and are being joined by other businesses, keen to take advantage of the opportunities here.

Supportive Services in South Ribble

Supportive Services in South Ribble

A new City Deal has been agreed to accelerate local economic growth. Building on the success of the first wave of city deals agreed last year, the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal will drive forward local growth and, over a 10-year period, the deal is expected to generate more than 20,000 new private sector jobs.

The rapid development of business parks such as Moss Side Employment Area and Matrix Park illustrate the high demand for local premises. Well established, Walton Summit offers a range of sizes of industrial and storage space alongside the M6, M61 and M65 motorways. Matrix Park and South Rings are just two examples of the modern office facilities in the borough.

Through the Local Development Framework, employment land has been identified to cater for commercial growth over the next 15 years. The new development sites, many integrated with new living space on mixed use sites, will complement the established range of premises to meet most business sectors’ needs.

The new Enterprise Zone at Samlesbury and the Regional Investment Site at Cuerden will offer new opportunities and incentives for inward investment years to come.

Our commercial property search makes it easy for businesses to find the premises they need here and for developers and landlords to let businesses know about availability.

We maintain a supportive business environment, offering local contacts, links to support organisations and details of funding initiatives to help businesses develop.

South Ribble Borough Council and partners also offer support to help businesses find the staff they need for development. Businesses including Waitrose and Dr Oetker have already benefited from support from the Council, working with Jobcentre Plus and local colleges, for their new developments in the borough.

South Ribble offers space to grow, excellent connections, a strong skills base and a quality lifestyle.

Invest, grow and succeed in South Ribble.

To find out more, contact Jennifer Clough on 01772 625567,
email info@businessinsouthribble.co.uk or browse www.businessinsouthribble.com.