The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership today agreed an historic Growth Deal with the Government which will see £233.9million invested in Lancashire. £84.2million has been confirmed in the first year, and as part of the Government’s on-going commitment to the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership it has provided an indicative award of a further £149.6million of funding from 2016/17 onwards.
Businesses are being invited to see their name up in lights during this year’s Illuminations display.
For Mo Akhtar, starting up his own business was a distant dream. Having worked in catering for much of his life, he knew he had the experience and know how to make and sell quality food. What he lacked though was the business experience and understanding to make his plan a success and set up a business on his own.
A £30m funding pot for the engineering sector has been made available by the government to address a skills shortage and encourage more women to explore the industry as a viable career path.
Blackpool’s tourism season has got off to a flying start with over three million adult visits between January and April - 600,000 higher than in the same period in 2013.