Business & Industry in Lancashire: A Local Look

Lancashire is a great place to live… Rolling hills are never more than a short-drive away and its proximity to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool means big-city life isn’t out of bounds. But according to a Review of Company Foundations by Inform Direct, Lancashire isn’t just a great place to call home – it’s a great place to ‘set up shop’ too! 

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, 12,655 new businesses were registered in Lancashire last year – an increase of 12.7% from 2019, bringing the total number registered in the region to 83,690. 

Lancashire’s entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t come as a surprise… It’s always been a hive of activity. In fact, in the 19th century, Lancashire produced half of the world’s cotton, employing 440,000 people in 2,650 cotton mills. Fast forward 160 years and it’s now home to a number of big businesses, from British Aerospace to Booths, Fox’s Biscuits to Silent Night – the UK’s largest manufacturer of beds.

Alongside the big names, Lancashire has a great number of smaller businesses too, from independent retailers to tech start-ups, all boasting the same ‘get up and go’ spirit the Lancastrians before them would be proud of.

Based in Burnley, as a professional security services provider, we help to keep businesses across the region safe, taking care of their business security needs so they can concentrate on running a successful business. 

From Lancashire County Council to Engie, Crow Wood Leisure to Motorpoint, we look after a range of businesses from a range of industries, and you can view them all on our ‘Clients’ page. 

Proud to support businesses large and small, we’re on hand to help with mobile patrols, alarm response and key holding services, tailored to meet your needs. 

To find out more, call 0800 783 1025, or fill in your details on our ‘Quote Request’ page for a free, no-obligation quote within one working day.

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