Phoenix Enterprise Centre is a Community Interest Company which means that any profits or assets controlled can only be used for the benefit of the community.
Our principle aim and purpose:
To address economic deprivation in West Cumbria, by promoting economic regeneration and addressing unemployment through the following key activities.
From its conception as Cleator Moor Workspace in 1985 Phoenix Enterprise Centre (PEC) has developed, evolved and expanded to meet the ever changing needs of its tenants, clients and local community.
Phoenix Enterprise Centre houses over 30 businesses employing over 240 people in over 40,000 sq ft of premises ranging from workshops to large office suites.
Our qualified Advice and Guidance workers support over 400 unemployed people every year. From our newly refurbished I.T suite in Phoenix House to our outreach centres in Whitehaven, Egremont and Millom you can be assured of a friendly, professional and confidential service.
PEC currently has 17 members of Staff; – the vast majority are local people. We believe in positively developing our workforce and volunteers so they are prepared to take up opportunities as they arise. PEC’s Board of Directors and its Staff are a winning combination.
Operations manager Joanne Crowe says “Our local community and its people are at the heart of everything we do. Our Advice and Guidance Workers will do all they can to help you back into training or work. Just call in.”
The Board of Directors of PEC are all dedicated volunteers. They possess a breadth of knowledge and a range of skills from sectors such as Banking, Education, Leisure and Local Government. They are led by the Chairman, Bob Metcalfe, who has held this position for the past 20 years.