A roaring success in the Lion City

An award-winning Ribble Valley business with customers in more than 50 countries expanded into Asia thanks to a strong relationship with a partner in Singapore. The opportunity arose after Hurst Green Plastics was approached by United Aviation, a Singapore-based stockist…

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Businesses taking Brexit ‘in their stride’

Most Lancashire businesses are taking the challenge of Brexit in their stride, according to outgoing East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mike Damms. However Mike, who is retiring from his role next month after 23 years in the hot-seat,…

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Debate: Growing Businesses

In association with Yorkshire Bank There’s no doubt the economic landscape has seen some seismic shifts over the last 12 months. With Brexit still on the horizon and Donald Trump in the White House we invited our panel of experts…



Working to bridge the productivity gap

Higher and degree apprenticeships are set to play a key role in helping businesses boost their productivity and drive innovation, according to the Dean of Lancashire Business School Dharma Kovvuri. He was speaking to an audience of business leaders and…



Young ‘Uns gathers the next generation of Lancashire Leaders

More than 60 of Lancashire’s brightest young business people came together in Clitheroe at the first Lancashire Business View ‘Young ‘Uns’ networking event of the year. The audience at the event, which was held at Holmes Mill, received words of…

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Lancashire manufacturing set to drive the Northern Powerhouse

Lancashire’s world-leading manufacturing sector is ready to make a major contribution to the emerging Northern Powerhouse, a conference on the future of the project was told. Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) board member Mike Damms told delegates at the Manchester conference:…

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Andrew Percy’s rallying call for the Northern Powerhouse

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy today called on the North to come together to tackle the “massive” challenges facing the region. He made his rallying call at a conference on the Northern Powerhouse in Manchester. And he spelled out those…

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Transport links are key to Northern Powerhouse success

Improving east-west transport links is the key to unlocking the North’s economic growth and it is time to get that investment started, a conference on the future of the Northern Powerhouse was told. Tim Hawkins, corporate affairs director at Manchester…



Debate 2017: A year of change and opportunity

A new year brings with it new challenges and opportunities for Lancashire businesses. We brought our panel to the Preston dockland offices of digital marketing agency Every1 and asked them what they think the next 12 months will bring. Where…

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