Proud Industrial Heritage.
Nelson has a proud industrial heritage having been at the forefront of the growth of the textile industry during the industrial revolution.
The town is now home to a number of advanced manufacturing and precision engineering companies, making products for a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, nuclear, healthcare, etc.
Top Performing College.
Nelson has one of the best performing colleges in the country. Nelson and Colne College is the number one FE College in the country for A levels.
It also offers a wide range of apprenticeships and Higher Education courses; improving the skills and prospects of young people and adults across the town.