Welcome to New Era Enterprises. We are a community cooperative business working at neighbourhood level to provide services that improve the lives of local people. We work to promote community development and employment prospects for the people of East Lancashire, and specifically Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale.
New Era delivers and manages a wide range of community development, training and employment projects. These support the growth of skills and networks to help local people initiate and participate in their own development, and their community’s development.
New Era Enterprises (E. Lancs) Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and trading as a single organisation without subsidiary or parent organisation. We were established in 1986 and although the company has undertaken work throughout Lancashire it works mainly in East Lancashire.
We are a community business that promotes a wide range of community based regeneration and economic development. We offer training, support and advice to people looking to better themselves, their families and their communities.
In over 30 years, we have:
- Helped hundreds of people into training and/or work.
- Provided hundreds of children with high quality childcare experiences.
- Supported childcare professionals by providing Paediatric First Aid training and Safeguarding Training to keep children across Lancashire safe.
Where it all began:
New Era was set up to support local unemployed residents into training and employment. Our aim was, and still is today to provide a service that supports the growth of skills and networks so that people are able to initiate and participate in their own, and their community’s development. This is achieved by working within a vision of equal opportunity and sustainability. Our aims are illustrated in the memorandum of association of the company: Policies and Procedures
New Era fulfills its aims by developing and running varied training, employment and community development projects funded through a mix of public sector funding and grant funding regimes.
The 21st Century ushered in a focus on training provision at New Era Enterprises and the organisation became an approved training centre, delivering accredited courses for Cache. New Era capitalised upon its support for the childcare workforce and began to offer accredited childcare courses and has since become a specialist provider of children & young people’s courses in East Lancashire.