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Babs Murphy

Chief Executive of the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce


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Joining Preston Partnership is free of charge for the first 12 months.

(Sept 1st 2023 - August 31st 2024)

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With over 40 years’ experience in developing and implementing strategic plans, identifying and seizing opportunities for growth, and effectively managing resources, Babs is able to navigate complex and dynamic business environments, make informed decisions, and drive positive change.

Why did you decide to become a PP board member?

Becoming a director of Preston Partnership allows me to truly dedicate myself to its development and revitalisation. My commitment and attachment to the city run deep, and I strongly believe in the potential and opportunities for growth it holds. Taking on this role enables me to actively participate in transforming Preston, advocating for necessary change, and driving positive outcomes for its future.

What is your Preston ambition?

Focusing on attracting new businesses, promoting entrepreneurship and creating job opportunities can contribute to the city’s growth and prosperity. Ambitions related to building a strong business ecosystem, improving infrastructure and supporting local industries could help achieve this.