Fylde coast enterprise zones on show in Cannes

Edwin Booth
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The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has announced its presence at MIPIM International, the property and investment conference held annually in Cannes, France.

It is anticipated that around 23,000 delegates will attend the four-day event which starts on March 14, including potential investors, developers, property agents and policy makers drawn from across the globe.

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.

A group of senior Lancashire representatives, including Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire and David Taylor, deputy chairman of the LEP and chairman of The University of Central Lancashire Board will attend MIPIM.

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.

Edwin Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership said: “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.”

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