What we do

We have a crucial role in coordinating the county's economic priorities.  We aim to focus on opportunities that maximise job creation and growth, and whose benefits reach out to best effect across the county.

In 2011 the Board commissioned an independent review, undertaken by Professor Michael Parkinson of Liverpool John Moores University, to help identify what the main priorities should be.  The review gathered evidence from a series of interviews and focus groups with key figures from the business community and public sector, and an analysis of existing approaches.

The findings have led to us adopting a ‘best business case’ model to direct available resources into investment priorities and a strategic outlook that focuses on some key areas for development:

  • Raising the profile and visibility of Lancashire
  • Inward investment and strategic development
  • Business support
  • Supply chain and sector development
  • Skills development

For each of these five areas, Board members have been appointed as ‘champions’ to take work forward on behalf of the partnership:  Find out more about the Board members.