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Praise for Lancashire firm from government apprentice ambassador

Government apprenticeship ambassador Gordon Birtwistle praised the training and career prospects being given to young engineers at Fort Vale after being given a tour of the award-winning East Lancashire factory. A former engineering apprentice himself, the Burnley MP met the…

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Date announced for Red Rose Awards celebration

The Red Rose Awards 2014 will take place on Thursday March 13 in the magnificent Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. The event, which is organised by Lancashire Business View magazine, has grown over its first three years and this…


£18m sports and science park set for Fylde

Ambitious plans to create an £18m sports and science park that could create 200 new jobs for the Fylde have been officially unveiled. The proposed park, on a 32-acre site off junction three of the M55 at Kirkham, includes community…


Deadline nears for environment award entries

It is less than two weeks until the closing date for applications for The Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2013. Now in their 17th year the Lancashire Business Environment Awards showcase the most innovative and effective initiatives by Lancashire business for…


Ruth Connor to speak at growth conference

The recently appointed chief executive of the newly formed Marketing Lancashire organisation Ruth Connor will be among the keynote speakers at  the Downtown Lancashire in Business Lancashire Growth Conference on Thursday, October 24. The half day event, held at Brockholes Nature Reserve Conference…


Woodscape furnishes Olympic Park

Blackburn manufacturing firm Woodscape has designed and manufactured street furniture for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The area is being transformed one year on from London’s triumphant Olympic Games, with the first phase of the development, The North Park, opening recently…


Preston needs more retail and leisure space, report says

A new study, undertaken by Deloitte LLP on behalf of Preston City Council, has shown that the city centre should still expand its shopping and leisure offer over the next 15 years despite the ongoing difficult economic conditions. Taking into…


Burnley is UK’s most enterprising area

Burnley has been named by the government as the most enterprising area of the UK, singling out the Bondholders for special praise. The town won the category at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Enterprising Britain Awards, which are…


Hippo invests £2m in expansion

The Hippo Motor Group is to unveil a new £2m showroom and servicing centre in Blackburn. Set to be unveiled next month, it is located on Trident Park, a major hub for prestigious car showrooms off Whitebirk Drive, Blackburn. The company was…

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