Business First | The benefits of working in Preston

Business First Hotspots: The benefits of running your business in Preston

28 Mar 2022 –– Hotspots
Preston Town Hall

As a hotspot for thriving businesses, we've looked at the many reasons why you should rent office space in Preston

Once voted one of the happiest towns in Lancashire, Preston is located along the River Ribble. This historically industrial city once served as a critical pillar to the textiles industry. Along with its high employment rates and affordable cost of living, this industrial charm has remained throughout, and Preston's rich heritage is just one of the many appeals of why people want to live and work there.

Pinnacle location

Preston is incredibly well connected by rail and road, with easy access to motorways and a large train station located in the centre. Reach Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and the Lake District in under one hour from the city centre. Walking and cycling are popular forms of commute for workers in the city. An extensive cycle route and public footpath called the Guild Wheel encircles the entire city, connecting it with the surrounding countryside.

Thriving business opportunities

Preston is renowned for its high employment rates and quality workforce, with the University of Central Lancashire at its centre. The city attracts thousands of students and graduates each year, with many choosing to live and work in the city. The Preston and Lancashire City Deal is a multi-million pound 10-year investment scheme supporting start-ups and businesses in the area. Business First Preston office suites are located on the commercial Millenium Park just one minute from the M6, a highly attractive location for companies looking for professional workspace in Preston. 

Local amenities

The city's rich heritage means it is home to various local amenities filled with culture and entertainment. With plenty of museums and galleries, country parks, independent restaurants, thriving high-street and student nightlife, Preston's lively centre offers a wealth of things giving businesses an attractive footfall of potential customers. Companies can benefit from being located in Preston as it provides plenty of options for corporation lunches, business storage, overnight accommodation and commuting for both employees and visitors.

Community spirited

Preston often scores highly on surveys regarding the overall quality of life in the city, and it is easy to see why. Locals and students are passionate about supporting local and growing businesses, and there is a wealth of opportunities for working in the city. There is a great sense of community spirit in this small, friendly city which attracts a diverse population when it comes to living and working in Preston.

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