East Lancashire has a population of 513,000 and 16,000 businesses. 33% of the workforce are in manufacturing. The main industries being aerospace, engineering, automotive, textiles, footwear, paper and wallcoverings, computers and chemicals. There are also growing service and tourist sectors.
East Lancashire Chamber has 1000 members who benefit from a bespoke range of products and services.
The Chamber provides business support services into the wider business community, with specific emphasis on gaining new markets, increasing sales and reducing costs. Guidance is given by experienced practitioners on how to be more competitive at home and overseas and extensive training is offered.