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Debate: How much is enough?

Financial independence is everyone’s goal. But how do you achieve it? That’s the question we asked our panel when we gathered at the Preston office of wealth management experts Taylor Patterson, part of leading UK consultancy Mattioli Woods. PRESENT: Richard Slater…

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Power to the people

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry has called on Lancashire’s political leaders to come together and drive a new devolution deal that works for the county. And he says the prize for delivering it could be huge. The Rossendale and Darwen…


Just champion

In the post-Brexit world that is slowly emerging, export skills and success will be more vital than ever for UK plc. Lancashire businesses of all types and sizes are already hard at work, selling their goods and skills across the…


Debate: Getting their just rewards

In association with How do awards and honours impact on businesses and are they worth all the effort? Those were some of the questions we put to the panel of award and accreditation winners, judges and supporters that we brought…


Playing the generation game

Blackburn with Darwen’s young population is both an opportunity and a major challenge, the borough’s business leaders heard. Employers were also urged to do more to get the next generation of workers enthusiastic about the opportunities that exist for them…


Debate: It’s time to get engaged

In association with We took a panel of experts to the Tree House at Ribby Hall Village as guests of the North West Employee Engagement Group (NWEEG) to discuss the importance of engaging staff and its impact on the bottom…


Time to push on for Skelmersdale

West Lancashire’s key economic priority has to be the regeneration of Skelmersdale town centre, according to the local authority’s economic development champion. The project has been at the centre of challenges and court battles with a final bid to stop…


Questions remain as Powerhouse gets an energy boost

Supporters of the Northern Powerhouse initiative in Lancashire were given an energy boost with the news that county MP Jake Berry is the new minister given the job of driving the project forward. The MP for Rossendale and Darwen has…


Bridging the digital skills gap

A pilot project to train young people in cutting-edge skills has been launched in Lancashire as part of an innovative strategy to fuel growth in the county’s multi-million pound creative and digital economy. Digital Advantage is offering around 200 young…

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