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Economic report reveals £190 million in Lancashire by Amazon

Amazon has launched its latest analysis of the company’s regional investment across the UK. The 2022 Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub shows that the company has invested more than £190 million in Lancashire since 2010.

The Amazon UK Economic Impact Hub provides regional data on jobs created by Amazon locally, the number of regional independent small businesses supported by the company, the level of economic activity driven by Amazon’s investments and the export sales recorded last year by small businesses in the Lancashire selling on Amazon.

Click on the North West section of this interactive map to see a breakdown of Amazon’s investments and export sales figures for SMEs in Lancashire.

Below are the key stats covering Lancashire and a quote from the delivery station manager of the Amazon delivery station in Leyland:

  • Since 2010, Amazon has invested over £190 million in Lancashire.
  • This investment led to the production of goods and services that contributed an estimated £180 million to the region’s GDP since 2010.
  • To date, Amazon has created around 6,000 full and part-time jobs in the North West.
  • More than 1,200 people in the North West have completed Amazon’s employability skills training programme since 2010.
  • More than 100 apprentices in the North West have qualified from the Amazon Apprenticeship programme since 2010.
  • In Lancashire, there are more than 2,000 small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon as independent selling partners.
  • Small businesses from the region selling on Amazon recorded over £55 million of export sales in 2021.
  • In partnership with the charity Magic Breakfast, Amazon delivered more than 870,000 healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools across the North West in 2021.

“Amazon is a proud member of the community in Lancashire, investing over £190 million in the region since 2010 to support local businesses, create jobs and make a positive contribution to the regional economy,” said Craig Millar, Delivery Station Manager at the Amazon delivery station in Leyland. “We help more than 2,000 small businesses across Lancashire sell on Amazon and reach customers around the world, and we also continue to support community organisations across the region through donations and volunteering. Recently, we have donated to a range of good causes including Home-Start Central Lancashire and Leylands Trucks Helping Hands, while working with Magic Breakfast to deliver healthy breakfasts to vulnerable children and schools.”

More details about Amazon’s economic impact in the UK can be found here:

https://impact.aboutamazon.co.uk/

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcockhttps://businesslancashire.co.uk/
Sam Allcock is a highly regarded digital entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in online marketing for some of the World’s biggest brands. He has extensive knowledge and experience in SEO and digital marketing. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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