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Confusion reigns over apprenticeship reform

Businesses are missing opportunities to ‘upskill’ their workforces with employers confused about how the apprenticeship levy system works, a Lancashire Business View report has revealed. Apprenticeships are no longer confined to school-leavers taking up traditional ‘hands-on’ trades. But implementation of…

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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…

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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…


Saluting our flag-flyers

Lancashire businesses of all types and sizes are already hard at work, selling their goods and skills across the globe, opening up new markets and expanding existing ones. In this second part of our overseas trade special (read the first…


Debate: Successful succession

Family businesses are at the heart of the Lancashire economy. We brought our panel of experts to the offices of Taylor Patterson in Preston to ask them about the vital question of succession planning – and how to meet its…


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…

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