Jobs in Preston
Over the last decade, the Northwest of England has become a thriving global business hub, generating high levels of revenue that have elevated the area to become one of the largest local economic zones in Europe. As part of a co-ordinated approach to the development of the regional economy, Preston has enjoyed major regeneration activity with a £1.8 billion programme of investment that is transforming the city into a major player in the UK's economy.
The City of Preston Business Directory 2011-2012 lists over 2,000 industrial, commercial and retail companies in the city, which means the prospects for employment are very positive. The British defence aerospace industry is a major employer, with BAE Systems, the UK's main military aircraft design, development and manufacture supplier, basing its headquarters there. Other large companies and organisations in the Preston area include The Westinghouse Electric Company, Alstom Transport, which has its main UK spare parts distribution centre in Preston, The Carphone Warehouse, which took over and refurbished Tulketh Mill, now an important call centre for the company's broadband and landline services. There is also a wide selection of consultancies, insurance and law firms are based in the city, while a number of office areas around the docks play home to small businesses such as the English Football League's LFE headquarters, major design agencies and Riversway Developments, a company responsible for some of the area's redevelopment.
Significant expansion in recent years includes major new projects like the £700 million Tithebarn scheme, which will regenerate the city centre. In 2009, work started on a Business Improvement District which has already transformed the Preston City centre through a partnership between local authorities, businesses and other organisations. With so much growth, companies increasingly rely on professional recruitment agencies like Daniel Adams to source staff in Preston. The retail sector is also expanding, with opportunities for job seekers in a number of commercial and shopping centres. The city's main high streets are Fishergate and Friargate which are lined with shops, bars and restaurants with many more tucked away down the side streets.
As part of a strategic plan to develop a new economy in Preston the government and business sectors are working to raise the profile of Preston as a ‘City with a Big Reputation for Business’. This will create an ever increasing scope of employment opportunities. The vision underpinning the Strategy encompasses a series of strategic goals that will propel Preston towards its ambition of becoming a competitive European city. Government support is being provided for Preston’s competitive sectors and opportunities are constantly being identified based on the skills pool created by the University of Central Lancashire, which is also based in the city.
Professional recruitment agencies like Daniel Adams are well placed to connect Preston's public and private sector industries with the staff they need to expand and develop in line with the city's goals. The city's culturally diversity, combined with a fusion of old and new, make it an attractive place to live, work, invest, and visit. These advantages are driving the economy and creating an ever expanding range of opportunities for those in search of rewarding, gainful employment.