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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…

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Hot 100 debate: Firing up growth

In association with Profits are the beating heart of every business. To mark the publication of our annual Hot 100, the index of Lancashire’s most profitable SMEs, we brought an expert panel, including representatives of some of those listed, to…


‘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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Leading pro-Brexit campaigner says decision to leave EU “should be reversed immediately”

One of Lancashire’s most vocal Brexit campaigners has said the decision to leave the EU should be “reversed immediately” because he has “no confidence whatsoever” in Theresa May’s leadership. Wayne Wild is Group Director and a large shareholder at WEC…

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