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Councils agree to Lomeshaye extension

An extension of Brierfield’s Lomeshaye Industrial Estate, which would create 500 jobs in phase one, has received a funding boost from the county council. Lancashire County Council’s Cabinet has agreed £1.5m towards the delivery of infrastructure, which would unlock 3.53…

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Crown Paints mixes colours for Turner Prize artists

Crown Paints’ colour specialists have been called in to help artists display their Turner Prize-shortlisted work.  The Darwen-based company is mixing colours for the backdrops of an exhibition in Hull, marking its year as City of Culture. Curator George Vasey…
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Masterplan unveiled for Blackpool EZ

A period of public consultation is underway for the future development of the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone. Blackpool and Fylde Councils have released the draft masterplan, available here, which details plans beginning in early 2018. The Enterprise Zone, along with…
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Lancashire three make ‘vibrant economy’ list

Three Lancashire business figures made Grant Thornton’s Faces of Vibrant Economy 2017 list. Helen Broughton, managing director of Danbro, as well as Will Fletcher and Steven Broomhead, managing director and chairman of Recycling Lives, represent the county on the UK-wide list. Grant Thornton…
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Strategic director to leave Pendle Council

Pendle Coucil has announced that Dean Langton, its strategic director and head of paid service, will leave the organisation in January. Dean, who has held the role since a council restructure in April 2015, will join Harrogate Borough Council as head…
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Blackpool hopes for national Labour conference

After successfully hosting the Labour Party’s regional conference for the seventh consecutive year, Blackpool has expressed interest in hosting the flagship national event. The resort lasted hosted the event in 2002, and it has since taken places in a number…
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Language Insight opens New York office

Kirkham-based Language Insight has expanded across the Atlantic with the launch of its New York office. The translation company, which has provided services for the European Union website and the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will operate out of Lexington Avenue,…
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MHA Moore and Smalley promotes three to partner

Lancashire-wide accoutancy firm MHA Moore and Smalley has promoted three directors to partners. Ginni Cooper, Joe Sullivan and Paul Williams have all been promoted from the role of corporate services director after a period of significant growth for the firm.…
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Eric Wright commits to training scheme

Preston-based Eric Wright Construction has pledged to increase its number of trainees over the next five years. Joining the 5% Club, Eric Wright aims to raise the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to five per cent…

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