Blog: Preston Partnership


Growth Lancashire was pleased to attend the inaugural Preston Partnership event. For an organisation such as ours, which has a keen interest in the area’s heritage, it was fitting that the session be held at Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Museum. Whilst visiting, we couldn’t help take some shots of the beautiful façade, along with the inscription (pictured) which reads: “The mental riches you may here acquire abide with you always”.

The session was certainly highly informative and the Partnership is yet another Lancashire-based example of business leaders, ably supported by the public sector (including the full commitment of the Council), setting and driving the narrative for the area.

Preston has a lot to celebrate, look forward to and shout about, including mixed leisure and retail development in the heart of the town, the continued expansion of the University and once-in-a-generation investment in the city’s infrastructure.

At the launch event, it was good to hear from a range of stakeholders, including John Chesworth, Director of Preston Partnership and Harrison Drury Solicitors (who have offices in the refurbished Winckley Square area of the town) and Adrian Phillips, Interim Chief Executive of Preston City Council.

Akin to our support for other local initiatives, such as Burnley Bondholders, Blackburn and Darwen Hive, #Amazing Accrington and Skelmersdale Ambassadors, we look forward to being advocates for the city and helping the Partnership grow as a force for positivity.

Thank you to Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, for the invitation to attend.

#PrestonPartnership #HarrisYourPlace

This short Blog was written by Matthew Sidgreaves, Head of Growth Lancashire