Blackburn with Darwen


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In Blackburn and Darwen, we have industry, inventiveness, skill and hard work running through our DNA.

Blackburn was one of the first industrialised towns in the world and with its innovation, creativity and manufacturing roots forging the industrial revolution it was the original Northern Powerhouse. Today, global brands choose to invest here and we have been named as one of the best places in the UK to start a business.

We have one of the youngest populations in Europe and see this as one of our greatest assets. We’re committed to developing and nurturing the talent of our young people and creating the aspirational lifestyle and employment opportunities that will keep them here, as well as attracting new people to live and work in our towns.

Fantastically situated on the edge of Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley with its Michelin star restaurant and gastro pubs, we are only 20 miles from Manchester and an hour’s drive from Liverpool. The M65 directly links to the M6, M61 and M66 motorways and provides easy access to the region’s international airports, towns and cities and the beautiful countryside of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

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