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Revealed: Lancashire’s most profitable SMEs

Lancashire Business View’s annual survey of the health of the county’s SMEs has revealed continued confidence within the sector – despite Brexit and global and domestic political uncertainty. The independent business magazine’s much anticipated Hot 100 list of the county’s…

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Nigel Davis BAE Academy for Skills and Knowledge Exclusive

Creating the engineers of the future

British Aerospace’s £20m Academy for Skills and Knowledge (ASK) at Samlesbury has welcomed 50,000 visitors, delivered more than 250,000 learning hours and welcomed more than 1,000 schoolchildren in its first year. The impressive figures were revealed by ASK’s principal Nigel…


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…

Lancashire Business Day 2017 roundtable Exclusive

Debate: Shouting out for the Red Rose

Lancashire Day was celebrated in style across the county and the globe. We teamed up with our Lancashire Business Day partner Marketing Lancashire and an invited panel of patrons and sponsors to talk about what makes our county a great…

Looking ahead to 2018 Exclusive

The year ahead: Let’s not get left behind!

Damian Waters is brutally clear on the challenge facing Lancashire in 2018. “Manchester is on to its seventh devolution deal already and Lancashire is being left behind,” he points out. The regional director of the CBI is also crystal clear…

Dairy Farm Exclusive

Dairy farmers braced for a volatile year ahead

Lancashire’s dairy farmers face more volatility in the milk market with prices they receive set to fall, an industry expert has warned. The number of dairy farmers in the county has fallen from 663 a decade ago to 498, according…

Jake Berry Northern Powerhouse Exclusive

Powerhouse minister calls for county to get on board in 2018

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry is urging Lancashire businesses to get fully behind the re-energised project in 2018 and be at the forefront of a new industrial revolution. Speaking exclusively to Lancashire Business View, the minister, who is also MP…

LBV November launch event Exclusive

Small businesses face growing cybercrime threat

Lancashire’s small businesses are at greater risk from cyber-crime than larger enterprises, an IT expert has warned. Justin Sherwood of Seriun told an audience at Lancashire Business View’s latest networking event: “A smaller business has potentially more to lose.” He…


Debate: Innovation for a better world

Eco-innovation has the potential to change our world for the better – and deliver real opportunities for companies across Lancashire. We brought a team of experts at the cutting edge of this work to Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Innovation…

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