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There are lots of reasons to Invest in Lancashire

A thriving hub of professional and business services – from Blackpool to Burnley, Leyland to Lancaster and our administrative centre, Preston – we’re a county equipped with expertise across our cities and towns.

With more than 37,000 employees operating in areas like legal, accounting, back office operations, financial services and insurance activities, we boast a vast pool of expertise, experience and specialist knowledge for employers to recruit from. We have companies from Preston’s world leading audit tax and consulting specialists RSM to Blackburn’s international business process outsourcing and professional services company, Capita.

It is this offer that has attracted major names like The Co-operative Bank and National Savings & Investments, who have 25 million customers, with many more choosing Lancashire as their business headquarters.

Global business process outsourcing providing pension administration services, claims handling, contact centres and IT support have also chosen Lancashire because of our impressive, sustainable pool of labour and competitive cost base. We boast leading lights like business process management company HGS and financial and customer care outsourcing partner, NCO Europe, both based in Preston.

Our universities nurture some of the brightest new talent across disciplines including accounting, law and finance. And our Further Education Colleges have the courses to back that up with training support for accounting, business administration and customer services operations. These range from Level 2 to Advanced Apprenticeship frameworks.

Lancashire is a place for growth

¼ of a million people employed in professional and associated occupations 40,000+ employed in business administration and support services 55,000+ employed in sales and customer services occupations 4 universities providing accounting, law and finance graduates

If you are looking to expand or relocate your business, now is the time to make it happen

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