Eden Project to star at North Lancs Expo

The team behind the Eden Project will exhibit at this year's North Lancs Expo, hosting a stand at the two-day event and giving a feature presentation.

Si Bellamy, head of Eden Project International, will be chatting to exhibitors and visitors, as well as presenting a talk on Saturday afternoon on the positive impact that Eden Morecambe will have on the whole district.

Businesses will also have the chance to register and express their interest in working with Eden, which will help the programme achieve its ambition of building a supply chain consisting of at least 80 per cent local businesses.

Once completed in 2023, Eden Project North in Morecambe is expected to employ 500 people and attract a minimum of 750,000 visitors a year bringing a significant boost to the local economy.

Eden Project Learning recently signed a 25-year memorandum of understanding with Lancaster and Morecambe College to deliver specific Eden-focussed training for the local workforce. Courses begin this September.

Vicky Lofthouse, chief executive officer of Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce, said: “It’s simply the icing on the cake to have the Eden Project at this year's Expo. I for one can’t wait to hear from Si and will be sure to get a front row seat for his talk on Saturday afternoon.

“The Chamber’s role is clear when it comes to the Eden Project in Morecambe and that’s ensuring through platforms like the Expo that members and local businesses get the most out of this once in a lifetime opportunity."

The North Lancashire Expo is brought to you by Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in association with Lancaster City Council. The event takes place on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 at The Expotorium Marquee, Lancaster Brewery, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster. The Friday is a business showcase with exhibitors, stands and talks with the Saturday being all about our community with a focus on skills and training.

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