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Burnley inside out...
...showing the way
Latest figures show an increase in entrepreneurship and business start-ups, an increase in skills, educational attainment and personal development in the working age population, and a stable employment rate.
The Centre for Cities report of the top towns/cities across the UK shows that Burnley is… • Ranked in the top 10% for growth in patent applications between 2009-10 • Shows a positive ‘Business Churn’ for business growth – the town has seen fewer business closures and an increase in Business start-ups, and is performing better than the national average • Ranked higher than our close neighbour the city of Preston, for the proportion of the working age population with degree level qualifications • Ranked 1st for the proportion of jobs in manufacturing • Has a resilient business base with a favourable ratio of private to public sector employment
• The main sectors for employment in Burnley are:
13% employed in the business services sector
16% of all employed in the
manufacturing sector. Burnley has specific strengths in advanced manufacturing, aerospace and automotive industries
35% employed in the Public administration, education and health sector
1 Centre for Cities, Cities Outlook, 2012 ONS Mid-year population estimates, 2010 3 ONS Mid-year population estimates, small areas..., 2010 ONS Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (Workplace Analysis), 2011 5 ONS, Business Demography, 2010 6 ONS, Business Register & Employment Survey, 2010 2
NVQ3 & above
Burnley 45,400 Great Britain
NVQ4 & above
Lancashire North West
• Burnley College 99.7% pass rate, 75.4% High Grades, A* Grades tripled • Advanced Manufacturing Centre includes a £500,000 investment in robotics, non-destructive testing, RFID component tracking and SAP • In 2011 over 50% of students on our HE courses achieved a first class or upper second class degree
Centre for Cities results
Facts at a glance
• In 2010 Burnley had a total of
NVQ2 & above
NVQ1 & above
% is a proportion of resident population of area aged 16-64 Source ONS annual population survey January - Decemeber 2010
Average weekly full time pay (£)
Burnley’s pro-active approach to creating the right environment and infrastructure to support business growth and attract new investment is having a positive impact on the stats.
• In 2011 the average full time gross weekly wage in Burnley was £421.304, significantly lower than the national average of £502.60 • Average weekly earnings for Burnley compare favourably with neighbouring towns of Blackburn, Bolton, Bury, Leeds, Manchester & Preston
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Travel to work area
40minute travel time • Travel to work population
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Increases in entrepreneurship, business start-ups, skills & educational attainment...
Total business environment Attracting investment, jobs and visitors is a top priority for Burnley, and creating a pro-active business environment and treating our business as our most valued asset is our ethos. Working closely with businesses and building the borough’s reputation as a good place for enterprise, has climbed higher and higher up the agenda of the local council and key partnership bodies. Burnley is building a reputation for looking to the future, working hard to secure investment and jobs to build the town for years to come. Burnley is home to several world class businesses; new schools and colleges; three new universities; and unrivalled business development opportunites which include: Burnley Knowledge Park, Burnley Bridge Business Park, The Technology Park, offering approximately 100 acres of prime business development land. The hard work underway to attract new investment is underpinned by huge infrastructure projects to support new businesses.
Build on the current strengths of the area, with its high tech employers like Aircelle, Unison, AMS Neve and What More UK to name but a few
Creating a modern, forward looking image for the borough
Training and developing a highly skilled workforce to underpin the knowledge economy
Improving transport links and connectivity to key growth centres in the region such as Manchester
Our Specialist Business Team A specialist Business Team has been developed within Economic Development at Burnley Council to provide all the support needed for your business. With experience in supporting businesses from startup to global brands; the team are perfectly placed to deal with all your needs and can offer one-to-one support on the issues affecting your business: • Inward Investment • Relocation and Commercial Property Support • Employment issues
• Advice on Financial Assistance and much more
Burnley council and a range of business partners are working on a ten year economic strategy called ‘Burnley’s Future’ to :
Please don’t hesitate to make contact – no matter how big or small, the Business Team is there to support you.
Alex Hooley (Principal Business Support Officer). Tel: 01282 477206 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Develop an entrepreneurial culture so that the town is a good place to do business
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