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EDS - Company Profile

Our History and Background

EDS (formerly the Lancashire Co-operative Development Agency) is a results-driven regeneration consultancy, drawing upon over 25 years of experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The company is an independent not-for-profit social enterprise business with an exceptional track record in the creation and development of public, private and voluntary sector partnerships, including the development and management of economic development and regeneration projects and programmes. This expertise, combined with an extensive track record of successful project and programme implementation, has served to achieve our goal of building successful local economies and communities in partnership with a variety of stakeholders.

We adopt an innovative and flexible ‘can do’ approach to the delivery of services. This strong, customer focused approach is underpinned by our core values of integrity, excellence, creativity, potential and sustainability.

Core Values

Sustainability - we always ensure that solutions and actions seek a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Potential - we always endeavour to achieve maximum potential.
Excellence - we always strive for the highest level of quality and professionalism.
Integrity - we always operate with the highest level of ethics and transparency.
Creativity - we always aim to be innovative and inspirational in the identification and delivery of solutions.

We work in partnership to regenerate economies and communities for the benefit of the individuals and organisations in the area. We are committed to maximising opportunities by investing in people and places through effective intervention.

Our aim is to realise the full potential of individuals and organisations to build successful local economies where people are proud to live, work and spend their leisure time.