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Five jobs at risk as Moorhouse’s cuts costs

Burnley-based Moorhouse’s Brewery has announced a business restructuring that could cost five jobs. The firm said that the move “aims to establish a cost base in line with market conditions and create a new culture of flexible working across the…

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Video: UCLan’s £200m Masterplan unveiled in CGI

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unveiled a new CGI representation of how its £200 million Masterplan will look. Plans showing how the campus will be transformed over the next three years have been brought to life digitally in…

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100 years on: a home win for the women’s game

The most successful women’s football team in history has been recognised for its pioneering play on the pitch 100 years ago. The Preston factory team Dick, Kerr Ladies FC, was featured in a documentary about the women’s game on Channel…

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Nelson company creating jobs

Five new jobs have been created and turnover is set to triple at a Pendle surface provider, after the company received support from Boost, Lancashire’s Growth Business Hub. Blackoak Surfacing, which supplies resurfacing works on car parks, roads and footpaths to…

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Tetrad bought by Derbyshire firm

Preston-based handcrafted furniture specialist Tetrad has been acquired by Belfield for an undisclosed sum. Belfield Group is designs and manufactures furniture and home furnishings, including upholstered furniture, mattresses, window coverings and cushions. The Ilkeston-based company is also a major supplier…

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Burnley is a boom town bucking national trends, says council chief

Burnley Council chief executive Pam Smith has praised the town’s warmth, ‘get it done’ mentality and economic prosperity. Addressing an audience at Towneley Hall, Pam Smith talked of The Times newspaper headline calling Burnley an “oasis of warmth” and the town’s ranking as the…

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BS Stainless completes MBO

Hot 100-ranked BS Stainless has completed a management buyout. The Preston-based business supplies stainless steel and other metals for a diverse client portfolio in more than 40 countries around the world. Established in 1998, turnover for the most recent financial…

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New plan to help 400 Blackpool residents find work

A new back-to-work scheme in Blackpool will help more than 400 of the town’s residents find employment. The More Positive Together Programme aims to tackle and reduce worklessness by providing training and support to give people the skills necessary to…

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