This morning Gordon spoke to Burnley College students at the inaugural 'Get Enterprising!' event.
The event aimed to inspire young people in Burnley to succeed in business and show them that Burnley is a vibrant economic hub, full of potential and with some promising career and enterprise opportunities. Gordon spoke of his wish to see the students at Burnley College today become successful and help Burnley to continue to grow over the next generation.
Speaking to the students, Gordon highlighted the huge changes which have happened in Burnley over the last few years. From a town once in steep decline, Burnley has been recognised as the Most Enterprising Area of the UK. With businesses ranging from advanced engineering to online fashion, there has been real growth in Burnley's economy.
Gordon told the students that they can be a part of the next chapter of Burnley's emerging success story.