With a rich history as one of the most productive counties of England, Lancashire retains its economic legacy and to this day it is home to some of the largest employers in English private industry. The county still plays an important role in the overall economy of England and although the cotton an mining industries of the industrial revolution are not of the same scale and influence as then, the region’s output is one of England’s largest, at approximately GBP23.4 billion.
Some of the largest companies in Lancashire include Airline Network, an internet travel company with headquarters in Preston; BAXI, a heating equipment manufacturer established in Preston; Crown Paints, a major paint manufacturer operating out of Darwen; and Enterprise Plc, one of the UK’s leading support services based in Leyland. All these companies are regularly looking for professional and creative sales personnel.
Lancashire attracts a lot of entrepreneurs and the county has an excellent support network. The Social Enterprise Lancashire Network (Selnet) is a private member organisation that aims at supporting the local business community and the network offers various services for existing or new businesses. The network helps companies leverage the goods and services offered by other members and is a good way to network with industry professionals.
The infrastructure in Lancashire provides an ideal setting for any business. The excellent road network –Lancashire was home to England’s first motorway is supported by extensive train and air networks making access to and from the county easy. Combined with a pleasant location by the sea, Lancashire caters to a wide range of personalities.