Lancashire and Manchester join forces for French exhibition

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership is to exhibit at MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes, France.

The LEP, which exhibited at MIPIM UK in London last autumn under the We Are Lancashire – the place for growth banner for the first time, has decided that for the MIPIM expo in France it will be part of the Manchester at MIPIM Partnership, based at the new Manchester Pavilion.

They will be promoting a wide range of new economic opportunities across the county including Lancashire’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster which includes the county’s four Enterprise Zone sites at Samlesbury, Warton, Blackpool Airport and Hillhouse in Wyre. Combined these sites provide a world-class offer to investors and occupiers within the advanced manufacturing, energy and engineering sectors with the potential to generate 10,000 new high value jobs.

The AMRC, which will be based at the Aerospace Enterprise Zone at Samlesbury, will see the LEP and its partners working closely with Sheffield University to create a centre of R&D excellence to help drive world class productivity and innovation gains through key SME supply chains.

Lancashire’s world class sectoral strengths in industries such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing and energy will also be a major part of the county’s pitch to investors and developers, as will the county’s unrivalled quality of life offer which was highlighted in the recent Channel 4 tv programme that declared Lancashire was not only home to the best place in the UK to live (South Ribble), but was also home to two other of the UK’s top ten most desirable and liveable destinations, the Ribble Valley and Lancaster.

Edwin Booth, chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership said: “When Lancashire attended MIPIM UK in London last year it was the first time the county had presented itself as a united region with a clear and compelling offer. The reaction from major investors, developers, funders and policy makers was extremely positive, especially with regards to Lancashire's Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster of Enterprise Zone sites and our £434m transformational City Deal for Central Lancashire. As a result of this we decided to explore the opportunities offered by MIPIM in Cannes.

“In order to maximise Lancashire’s key role within the Powerhouse and to benefit from the growing international awareness of this initiative, we decided it would be strategically advantageous to partner with our neighbour, Manchester, as the city remains one of the strongest ‘attack brands’ within the Northern Powerhouse’s pitch to global investors.

“Lancashire’s position as the UK’s leading region for AEM and Aerospace activity also complements Manchester’s own economic strengths and sector specialisms, and we look forward to working with Manchester to promote the North West and the whole of the North of England as a credible investment destination.”

“Now, as Manchester at MIPIM prepares for its most high-profile year yet as part of an ever-stronger Northern Powerhouse, it’s a great pleasure to be working with our neighbours in Lancashire. We look forward to promoting our mutual and complementary strengths on this important international stage.

Enjoyed this? Read more from Lancashire Business View

Latest news

1

Dog greetings card firm lands John Lewis partnership Scoff Cards

Dog greetings card firm lands John Lewis partnership

22 May 2024

2

Net zero: Why SMEs are important Net zero.jpg.jpg

Net zero: Why SMEs are important

22 May 2024

3

Hotfoot designs new website for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Hotfoot 2.jpeg.jpg

Hotfoot designs new website for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

22 May 2024

4

Council seeks developer for enterprise zone extension Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone Eastern Gateway Artist Impression

Council seeks developer for enterprise zone extension

22 May 2024

5

Online horse health retailer opens larger premises and first shop Hannah Wild

Online horse health retailer opens larger premises and first shop

22 May 2024

Lbv116 Ltb Strip980
Background image for hub sign up block

LBV Hub

Reach 50,000 members of the Lancashire business community

Post your news
Post your events
Post your offers
Company profile
Social reach
Magazine coverage
Sign-up
Events
Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus
EVENT LISTING SIZING Zeus.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
22 May 2024

Business Networking in Accrington - BNI Zeus

The Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Accrington, BB5 5HX

06:45 - 08:30

Your Business Bootcamp
CBP-logo LBV.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
22 May 2024

Your Business Bootcamp

Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, 52-56 Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX

08:30 - 13:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond
EVENT LISTING BNI Diamond.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
22 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Diamond

The Marriot Hotel, Garstang Road, Broughton, PR3 5JB

07:15 - 09:00

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network
EVENT LISTING Eden Business Network.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
22 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - Eden Business Network

The Borough, 3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP

18:30 - 20:30

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos
EVENT LISTING BNI Kudos.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

Business Networking in Burnley - BNI Kudos

Prairie Sports Village, Windemere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

06:45 - 08:30

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle
EVENT LISTING BNI Castle.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

Business Networking in Lancaster - BNI Castle

Vale of Lune RUFC, Powder House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2TT

06:45 - 08:30

Chamber Breakfast Networking
Chamber Logo1.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

Chamber Breakfast Networking

HIC, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4AT

08:00 - 10:00

Creative Lancashire Networking Social
Untitled design-4.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
23 May 2024

Creative Lancashire Networking Social

Society1 Coworking Space, Preston, PR1 3LT

17:30 - 19:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity
EVENT LISTING BNI Infinity.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Infinity

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:30 - 08:30

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch
EVENT LISTING SIZING Brunch .png.png
LBV Hub Networking
24 May 2024

Business Networking in Preston - BNI Brunch

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston, PR5 0UL

09:30 - 11:00

Music In the Park
Music in the Park.jpg.jpg
LBV Hub Fundraisers
26 May 2024

Music In the Park

Worden Park, Worden Lane, Leyland, PR25 3DH

12:30 - 22:30

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista
EVENT LISTING SIZING Vista.png.png
LBV Hub Networking
28 May 2024

Business Networking in Blackburn - BNI Vista

Hampton by Hilton, 2 Frontier Ave, Blackburn, BB1 3AL

06:45 - 08:30

Advertise with us

Reaching 50,000 members, our print, digital and event platforms offer a fantastic way to raise your business profile and help you grow.

Find out more LBV116 Online Graphic
Subscribe now

Weekly news bulletin