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a TIME TO DO BUSINESS IN SOUTH RIBBLE b SOUTH RIBBLE THE RIGHT PLACE THE RIGHT TIME THE RIGHT MOVE RIGHT NOW 1 Leading businesses base themselves in South Ribble. Located at the centre of the North West of England South Ribble offers the opportunity to grow your business your career and your lifestyle. We invite you to share in our ambition to deliver a prosperous economic future with thriving businesses and highly skilled jobs. Have you time to find out more 2 Through City Deal a new Enterprise Zone offers unrivalled investment opportunities in aerospace and advanced manufacturing here building on over a century of expertise. Cuerden Strategic Site at the intersection of the M6 and M65 motorways provides 65 Ha of attractive accessible sites for inward investment and business expansion. A range of mixed-use and commercial sites supported by a 430 million infrastructure programme presents an unrivalled choice of deliverable investment options. Time to let us help you find your ideal location TIMETO RELOCATE 3 4 TIMETO RELOCATE 5 For your next career move South Ribble is home to businesses which are leading household names. Talent is prized here with companies expanding their skilled workforce to power their growth. Award-winning education and training from school through to universities and life long learning provides all the options you need to plan and progress your career. Time for a change 6 Our businesses insist that accessibility is excellent in South Ribble helping to drive their company forward. The ten year City Deal infrastructure and investment programme is improving connectivity even further providing excellent transport links to major employment areas across Lancashire the North West the rest of the UK and beyond. Major sites including the Lancashire Enterprise Zone at BAE Systems Samlesbury and the Regional Investment Site at Cuerden are accessed directly or within five minutes of the motorway network. New investments and growing supply chains offer the opportunity to connect with businesses in a strong diverse and growing regional economy. Isnt it time to join them 7 TIMETO CONNECT 8 9 Direct access to the M6 M61 and M65 motorways provide excellent road transport links to all parts of the UK from South Ribble. London is less than two and a half hours from South Ribble by the West Coast Mainline accessed from local stations such as Preston while Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach each day. Liverpool Superport offers remarkable new logistics opportunities from South Ribble and thanks to Superfast Lancashire high speed fibre connections instantly link your business to the rest of the world. Take the West Coast Mainline use our motorways go by air from Manchester or Liverpool airports nearby or take to the seas through Superport Liverpool. Connect in no time TIMETO CONNECT 10 TIMETO GROW Global names make South Ribble their home. Our leading businesses include BAE Systems Paccar Leyland Trucks Baxi and AB Inbev global companies all investing in South Ribble. The dedicated Economic Development Team in South Ribble makes it easy for businesses to find the premises you need through our direct assistance and on-line commercial property search facility. Construction contacts links to support organisations information regarding funding initiatives and skills providers are just part of the supportive environment we provide. We have time to help you grow your business here. 11 WE ARE DELIGHTED WITH OUR NEW HOME IN SOUTH RIBBLE AND ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE ARE WELL PLACED TO CAPITALISE ON THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT FUTURE INVESTMENT IN THE UKS ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BRING. Frank Dalton Managing Director North West Projects 12 13 TIMETO GROW For new and growing companies South Ribbles comprehensive range of commercial premises offers all the space you need to grow. Our excellent transport links make our business premises highly accessible and the flexibility in our offer means we can offer the right type of property. With support available in all our key growth sectors and plans in place to deliver the skills your company needs for future growth South Ribble meets all your business needs. Time to find out more about the space to grow excellent connections strong skills base and quality lifestyle in South Ribble. 14 Investing in the future skills for your business is our priority. With a world-renowned engineering and manufacturing heritage Lancashire offers an unrivalled location to attract retain and grow our workforce. Economic activity rates in South Ribble are above average illustrating the work ethic of our residents. The highly mobile workforce within Central Lancashire and beyond gives businesses here access to a large highly skilled and strongly motivated workforce. More than 10000 new posts were created in South Ribble during the eight years to 2014 that is as many as Manchester and Liverpool combined. Award-winning education and training is available on your doorstep with bespoke training packages to meet your specific needs whether as an individual or business. Also within easy reach are other leading universities including Manchester Liverpool and Lancaster. Central Lancashire has its own university UCLan which provides an abundant supply of graduates knowledge transfer opportunities academic partners and support for businesses across all areas. Time to recruit your expanding team. 15 TIMETO RECRUIT 16 17 When you have time to relax away from work South Ribble is the ideal place. Smart modern facilities cater for all the family from gyms and sports amenities to the leading South Ribble Tennis Centre. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a round of golf explore the expanding network of paths and cycle tracks or enjoy the green-space and childrens play facilities in our award-winning parks. Time to relax and enjoy. TIMETO RELAX 18 Our local independent retailers and cafs offer something a little different when its time for browsing or enjoying a hard-earned treat. Country pubs and four star hotels provide plenty of options for relaxing breaks and established retail names at the Capitol Centre and beyond in Preston city centre will cater for all your shopping needs. Heritage and culture complete our offer with all that the North West including Manchester and Liverpool can provide and sites closer to home such as Samlesbury Hall and the British Commercial Vehicle Museum right here in South Ribble. Take time out to relax in South Ribble. TIMETO RELAX 19 20 TIMETO EXPLORE While enjoying the lifestyle in South Ribble thanks to our excellent connections you can also enjoy exploring everything the region has to offer. Within an hour you can enjoy Manchester and Liverpool city centres have an adventure in the Lake District the Yorkshire Dales or along the coast. The timeline of your opportunities to explore from a base in South Ribble. PRESTON WEST COAST MAINLINE TRAIN STATION AVENHAM PARK GUILD HALL HARRIS MUSEUM UCLAN DEEPDALE RETAIL SHOPPING PARK CITY CENTRE BLACKPOOL PIERS X3 BLACKPOOL ZOO BLACKPOOL TOWER WINTER GARDENS PLEASURE BEACH STANLEY PARK MADAME TUSSAUDS THE SANDCASTLE SEA LIFE CENTRE SOUTHPORT PIER LORD STREET SPLASHWORLD SOUTHPORT PLEASURELAND ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF CLUB BRITISH LAWNMOWER MUSEUM 18 34 37 21 MANCHESTER MANCHESTER AIRPORT HEATON HALL MANCHESTER UNITED MANCHESTER CITY ARNDALE CENTRE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM MEDIACITY UK SALFORD QUAYS INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MUSEUM UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER THEATRES 47 LAKE DISTRICT KENDAL CASTLE SOUTH LAKES WILD ANIMAL PARK LAUREL HARDY MUSEUM WORDSWORTH HOUSE GARDEN LAKES AQUARIUM SIZERGH CASTLE DOVE COTTAGE BRANTWOOD HOLKER HALL LEVENS HALL LAKE CRUISES PRESERVED RAILWAYS GARDENS NATIONAL PARK 48 LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL JOHN LENNON AIRPORT LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL HOPE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL ALBERT DOCK LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC THEATRES SUPERPORT 53 CHESTER CHESTER ZOO CHESTER RACECOURSE GROSVENOR MUSEUM AND PARK CHESTER CATHEDRAL CHESTER CASTLE HISTORIC CITY CENTRE 58 LANCASTER LANCASTER CASTLE UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER WILLIAMSON PARK LUNE VALLEY 37 No. of minutes to destination by road 22 TIMETO GET IN TOUCH Interested to find out more about South Ribble Visit Or contact the Economic Development Team Call 01772 625 567 Email Tweet southribblebc