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We are pleased to announce the 2020 quarterly events programme for Preston Partnership.

Upcoming events

Preston Partnership Quarterly Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday 25 February
  • Venue: The Garden Room, St Catherine's Hospice

Preston Partnership members are invited to the first quarterly meeting of the year hosted by our latest partners St Catherine’s Hospice.

As our city grows and strives to attract fresh investment we must look to grow ourselves. This session will be on training, skills and employability and the role business plays in helping residents take advantage of opportunities presented by the City Deal and future investment.

We look forward to announcing our speakers soon. As always there will be light refreshments and opportunities to network.

To confirm your place visit Skiddle - Preston Partnership Quarterly Meeting Tickets.

Preston Partnership Quarterly Meeting

  • Date: Thursday 21 May
  • Venue: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Preston Narrative/Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

Preston Partnership Quarterly Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 23 September
  • Venue: Cotton Court

Procurement and the Preston Model.

Preston Partnership Quarterly Meeting

  • Date: November, tbc
  • Venue: tbc

Latest development and regeneration with the Forum for the Built Environment (tbc).

Past Events

A Real Wage for Preston

Preston City Council hosted an informal networking event on 23 January at The Harris Museum Café to introduce a new initiative for businesses to help Preston businesses on the path to becoming Real Living Wage employers. There was an introduction to the initiative, how it works and how it can help both businesses and the city of Preston. Speakers included Community Gateway Association who explained how paying a fair wage has helped them with staff retention, recruitment and staff wellbeing as well as improving performance of the company and raising its profile. More details at Preston Real Wage.

An Update on UCLan's £200 Million Masterplan

Partners attended a special value event on 12 November 2019 hosted at Preston Partnership member UCLan’s impressive new Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC). Business leaders joined with members of the Forum for the Built Environment (fbe) Lancashire at this joint meeting to find out more about UCLan’s transformational Preston Campus development plans, tour the award winning new EIC and see at first-hand how UCLan are investing their money.

Stoneygate Masterplan Launch

Preston Partnership Members were invited to an added value event in June for the launch of the masterplan for the Stoneygate area of the city centre. Covering around 25 hectares, Stoneygate collectively represents one of the largest regeneration opportunities in Preston city centre.

Preston, Encounter this

The Harris Museum was a fitting venue for this breakfast meeting in September about Culture and the economy. Businesses heard Debbie Lander from Marketing Lancashire reveal the exciting County Of Culture Bid and learn about the impact on the economy of culture and leisure.

Preston, Where are we now?

Hosted by Preston City Council the first Preston Partnership event took place in March at the iconic Harris museum. There were a number of speakers setting the scene and providing updates on key schemes happening in and around the city. Following the event there was an opportunity for questions and then networking.

Preston, Looking in

Key note speaker, Andrew Carter from Centre for Cities presented to a full room of local businesses and organisations on Preston and the city's current standing, its strengths, opportunities and weaknesses with benchmarking against similar cities across the UK. This was followed by a panel discussion featuring; Gillian Grey, Lancashire Post, Adrian Phillips, Preston City Council, Rob Binns, Cotton Court, David Cox, David Cox Architects and Andrew Carter.