Preston is a city in Lancashire to the north of the River Ribble. Its proximity to major road networks such as the M6, M61, M55, M65 makes it a hub for small. medium and large businesses. Commuting is also well catered for with direct rail links to Manchester, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blackpool, Leeds and York.
Preston is benefiting from a huge investment of £434 million from the Preston and Lancashire City Deal, an agreement to achieve a major transformation of Preston and South Ribble. This will create an estimated 20,000 new jobs and £17,500 new homes. It is hoped that the local economy will grow by over £1 billion over the next 10 years as a result.
Business sectors in Preston range from medical, finance, to marketing and technology, and Preston is already the home of many major employers such as Matalan, Booths, James Hall & Co, Homeserve, Hinduja Global Solutions and of course BAE Military Air Solutions which has two major sites in the region.
CBS Solutions LTD have been involved in a number of projects with BAE Military Solutions (BAe Systems) and have visited both sites at Warton on the Fylde coast and Samlesbury between Blackburn and Preston.
Preston also benefits from being the home of The University of Central Lancashire, a university at the forefront of science and technology.