Cuadrilla has today (25 July) issued its latest “Putting Lancashire First” commitments tracker to include figures up to 30 June 2018. The new figures show that to date over £10m has been invested into the local Lancashire economy by Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road shale gas exploration operations.
During the second quarter of 2018, Cuadrilla’s direct spend with suppliers in the county increased to £8.93 million. Indirect spend to the local economy, the amount of money Cuadrilla’s suppliers have sub contracted to other suppliers based in Lancashire, stands at £1.1 million.
The company has also increased its sponsorship of local initiatives in Lancashire with £220,000 being invested in community projects to date. This includes an extended partnership with the AFC Fylde Community Foundation to support a number of new community projects, from adult education programmes to community-based family sports schemes, to provide more positive opportunities for people living on the Fylde coast.