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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…

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Time to push on for Skelmersdale

West Lancashire’s key economic priority has to be the regeneration of Skelmersdale town centre, according to the local authority’s economic development champion. The project has been at the centre of challenges and court battles with a final bid to stop…

Questions remain as Powerhouse gets an energy boost

Supporters of the Northern Powerhouse initiative in Lancashire were given an energy boost with the news that county MP Jake Berry is the new minister given the job of driving the project forward. The MP for Rossendale and Darwen has…

Bridging the digital skills gap

A pilot project to train young people in cutting-edge skills has been launched in Lancashire as part of an innovative strategy to fuel growth in the county’s multi-million pound creative and digital economy. Digital Advantage is offering around 200 young…

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…

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