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‘Brexit having an impact’

Uncertainty over Brexit and the current political situation is having an impact with some developers now holding back on schemes, Barnfield Construction founder Tim Webber told an audience at a Lancashire Business View networking event. The chairman and managing director…

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Festival of Making: Crafting a difference

In association with A huge free festival celebrating manufacturing and craft has found a home in Lancashire. Lancashire makes things. So it was fitting that the first National Festival of Making took place in Blackburn, where a quarter of the…

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Setting training sights higher

In association with Higher and degree apprenticeships are being heralded as key to helping businesses boost their productivity and drive innovation. Companies across Lancashire are being urged to play their part in shaping the new training landscape emerging. Raising skills…

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Debate: Celebrating success

In association with We’ve got some great success stories in Lancashire – as our Red Rose Awards highlight every year. But do we celebrate enough? That was one of the questions we put to our panel, which included some of…

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Recycling Lives creates £4.1m social value

A Preston-based recycling business that also runs charitable activities to reduce offending and tackle food poverty has released a report showing how it created £4.1m in social value in just one year. Recycling Lives uses its commercial waste management and…

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Battleground Brexit: Leaders speak

As the country prepares to go to the polls on June 8, we look to the three main party leaders and ask why Lancashire business should vote for them? Theresa May, Conservative This election is about providing the strong and stable…

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Roundtable debate: Digital business

In association with The digital economy is set to play an increasingly important role in the UK’s economy. But what is it and are Lancashire businesses well placed to benefit? Those were just some of the questions we asked our…

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Taking the fourth way

Recycling Lives founder Steven Jackson has spoken about his passion for the “fourth sector” and his belief that businesses like his that add value to their communities should be better rewarded. And the Lancashire business leader is calling on government…

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Football clubs look for a winning pitch

Lancashire-based Frank Whittle Partnership managing partner David Robinson has spoken of the important role football clubs play in their communities and the financial challenges those outside the Premier League face. Speaking at a Lancashire Business View networking event at Lancaster…

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