Burnley named ‘most enterprising place in Britain’

28 - 08 - 2013

Burnley has won an award for being the ‘most enterprising area’ in Britain due to its ‘pioneering’ culture and economic prospects.

The Lancashire town won one of four categories in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills' Enterprising Britain Awards.

Burnley was lauded for its Bondholders schemed, which brings together over 100 businesses to promote the town as a place to live, work, visit and invest. Described as ‘an innovative and powerful network of organisations who believe what is good for Burnley is good for business’, the initiative has attracted £100m of investment to date.

‘The Burnley Bondholders scheme is reinvigorating the local economy and helping to change perceptions of Burnley,’ said business minister, Michael Fallon.
‘Initiatives like this are working hard to boost growth and thoroughly deserve recognition,’ he added.

Burnley council leader Julie Cooper said the town is ‘well on its way to forging a strong international reputation as a centre of excellence for manufacturing, particularly in the aerospace industry’.

She added that the award reflected Burnley’s ‘growing stature in showing the way to rest of the country in promoting manufacturing in Britain’.

There were 44 entries for the Enterprising Britain Awards. The winners will go on to represent the UK at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards in Lithuania in November.






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