From its historic roots as a market town to a city with a vision to become one of the top 3 in the North-West, Preston is a city primed for rapid growth.
Preston is the commercial and administrative centre of Lancashire with an excellent transport network that makes it a popular choice for a variety of businesses. The city is undergoing a substantial £434m inward investment programme to create new jobs, grow the economy and improve transport infrastructure. The city is also located on the West Coast Main Line providing great access to the North West of England.
The city also contains UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) which has around 30,000 students. The city’s economy is healthy and diverse, with strong service and high-value manufacturing sectors. Employment growth is expected to be well above average over the next 10 years and many top companies are based there.
Located in the centre of Lancashire (North West), Preston boasts a strong economic and retail base. Its reputation as an attractive place to live, work and invest in has seen major expansion over recent years and is set to continue.
Preston is historically a city of ‘firsts’, Britain’s first motorway was conceived, promoted and built by Prestonians and now is part of the M6 motorway. Moor Park, created in 1833, is the first park in the country that the public was granted access. It is also the first provincial town in Britain to be lit by gas, and last but not least, Preston is the home to the first KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) outside of the USA!
Aspen Woolf see Preston as a city with a positive outlook for the future. The inward investment, positive growth forecasts in employment and businesses teamed up with the central location of the city all points towards tremendous potential in the coming years.
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