Welcome to Preston On The Web
Preston was granted city status in 2002 to become the 50th city in England, since then it has continued to grow and develop to establish itself as a competitive city. The city is full of history having visible evidence of the Roman and Saxon eras; it also has one of the oldest football clubs, known as Preston North End.
Preston is home to the University Of Lancashire (UCLAN), which is the 6th largest university in the UK and educates around 33,000 students per year. Preston also boasts many attractions as it is home to four museums (including the National Football Museum), 2 historic houses, the largest outdoor motor sport facility centre in the North West, 6 parks, a national park, a 2000 seat theatre, PAD art and design gallery, 2 bowling alleys, 2 multi screen cinemas, the best retail offer in the whole of Lancashire and great nightlife.
Preston has a thriving business sector and is home to many organisations that are the market leaders in their field. Among the many industries in Preston, the key performing ones are Accountancy, Marketing, Law and Solicitors, Property and Estate Agents.