Blackburn is a market town in Lancashire, England. It is the largest town of the Ribble Valley with a population of over 140,000 people. Blackburn has been recognised as a centre of industrial production since the 18th century as it developed into an industrial area and became known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
The engineering sector in Blackburn is very strong. There are a number of businesses offering a wide range of services - from large building projects, security and telecommunications work to manufacturing machinery, agricultural equipment, building products and civil engineering.
Transport in and around Blackburn includes the choice of bus, tram or train travel. Blackburn is ideally situated for anyone wanting to visit Manchester. There are several bus links between them, along with trains and taxis. There is also a train station, with regular links to Manchester, Preston and Burnley.