Business benefits

Companies locating to Lancashire Enterprise Zone will benefit from an array of advantages that will boost competitiveness, productivity and profitability.

Lower business rate costs and planning for success

Firms in the Lancashire Enterprise Zone can improve their bottom line performance thanks to business rates relief worth up to £275,000 over a five year period, along with superfast broadband that means they can work faster, smarter – and with greater efficiency.

A streamlined planning process will enable building development schemes to get off the ground quicker and without hassle, enabled by Local Development Orders now in place at both sites.

Hyper-efficient transport links in our green and pleasant land

Lancashire Enterprise Zone's central location at the heart of the national motorway and rail network means it is in easy reach of all major northern cities, as well as Manchester Airport and Liverpool Superport.

The Samlesbury site is set in rolling countryside east of Preston, a short drive from the M6, while the Warton site is next to a village west of Preston on the Ribble Estuary and is part of a secure airfield with a 2,400 metre runway.