Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster – privacy notice

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in securing Enterprise Zone (EZ) status for four sites (across three zones) in Lancashire; the largest number of Enterprise Zones awarded to a single Local Enterprise Partnership.  These sites are located at Samlesbury and Warton, adjacent to BAE Systems' operations, Blackpool Airport and Hillhouse near Fleetwood.

Together, the four EZ sites combine to create the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster (LAMEC) and will help to create over 10,000 highly productive high value jobs and establish an economic and investor offer of truly Northern Powerhouse significance.

Each site has a strong and complementary industrial focus, building on Lancashire’s national and international strengths in the aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy and chemicals industries.

The controlling body for the sites are The LEP and based on where the applicant is from their Local Authority; these include Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Borough Council and Wyre Council.

Partners of Lancashire Enterprise Zone

Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster

Four key development sites have combined into one dynamic, world-class and overarching investment destination – the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster (LAMEC).

Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

The UK’s newest Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing site immediately adjacent to a manufacturing centre for BAE Systems, one of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defense, aerospace and security solutions companies.

Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone

Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone offers full COMAH status and provides fantastic facilities for the chemical sector on an existing, internationally recognised business park.

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone

Blackpool Airport offers bespoke aviation solutions and other commercial airside activities including helicopter and private flights, and the flagship Lancashire Energy HQ will act as a training base for the national energy sector.

Warton Aviation Enterprise Zone

The site offers opportunities for companies to locate alongside BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information Division, which has developed some of the most advanced engineering and manufacturing capability anywhere in the world.

Information we share

Each Enterprise Zone will only share the necessary and relevant information required to provide you with help, advice and relevant funding opportunities.

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Company contact details
  • Company personnel contact details
  • Nature of company
  • Individual client name
  • Individual client contact details
  • Nature of enquiry
  • Notes relating to enquiry
  • Outcome of any support provided
  • Additional information relating to your enquiry

This information is required to ensure full assistance can be provided to you in relation to your specific enquiry and for the monitoring of external funding where Funding Bodies require details of assistance provided. The benefits of information sharing includes giving all organisations involved a clearer picture of your requirements and tracking which services you have received.

Legal gateways being used to share information

The condition for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation will be:

Article 6

  1. Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes.

Article 9

  1. Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation shall be prohibited
  2. Paragraph 1 shall not apply if one of the following applies:

the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes.

For the Enterprise Zones we are required to record data on the companies we assist, which will include your personal information, to share it with government departments as a precondition of receiving funding from them. If you do not give us your consent then we will not be able to offer you any of our services

How information is used

Answer direct enquires regarding available commercial development opportunities on the Enterprise Zones

  • Answer general enquiries regarding the Enterprise Zones
  • Share with associated bodies and partner organisations (e.g. financial or funding institutions, Business Rates Relief Team and Business Development Team)
  • Inform future awareness and marketing of the EZs as they develop (Subject to consent)

Your personal information will be used to provide you with property, land, business support and funding information relating to the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster and the individual Enterprise Zones within the Cluster. We will also use the information to evaluate the service provided and we will maintain statistical records of how many people have used this service, though all survey responses will be treated anonymously.

Personal and sensitive information

The Data Protection Act 2018 defines personal and sensitive information as.

Personal information is:

  • Information/Data which relates to a living, individual who can be identified from the data or other data/information that Lancashire County Council holds
  • This could be single elements or a combination e.g. names, addresses, occupation, date of birth could also include opinions about them and intentions towards them.

Sensitive personal information/data is:

  • Physical or mental health, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, trade union membership, sexual life, criminal allegations or record.

How long is your information stored?

The Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster will only store information received from their involvement with you for 10 years after last grant claim. At the end of the retention period electronical data will be deleted and any physical files will be confidentially disposed of.

Further information

If you would like more information concerning the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster then please contact

Lancashire County Council is a registered data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can search the register of data controllers (external link) to find out more about:

  • Reasons/purposes for which we process information
  • Type/classes of information we process
  • Who we process information about

Your rights

You have the right to remove your consent from the Lancashire Enterprise Zones at any point. If you do remove your consent to share your information then we will not be able to provide you with any support. To remove your consent you must contact

Lancashire County Council's full privacy notice contains further information about your rights under GDPR, how to make a compliment, comment or complaint and the council's Data Protection Officer. It also contains information about the Information Commissioner's Office.