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Employment programme granted £1m extension

The Lancashire Employment and Skills Executive Partnership, which has supported 2,200 unemployed or inactive adults to date, has been granted a further £1m funding to continue its support to March 2019. LESEP is a fully-funded programme designed to help Lancashire…

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Winter Gardens hotel News

Winter Gardens set to add 200-room hotel

Outline planning permission has been approved for a new 200-room hotel adjacent to Blackpool’s newly developed Winter Gardens Conference and Exhibition Centre. The plans were submitted by Bisset Adams architects, the same team that was commissioned to design the £28m, 6,150…

BAE Systems robots News

BAE trials robots in Lancashire factory

BAE Systems engineers in Lancashire could soon see themselves working alongside robots as the defence giant rolls out a trial at its Warton site. The collaborative robots, known as ‘cobots’, have been designed to support the complex manufacturing of combat…

Sam Fletcher Twentyone Lancashire Tea News

Twentyone scoops Lancashire Tea contract

Twentyone, the Blackburn-based digital marketing agency, has won the contract to provide social media for Lancashire Tea. The winning pitch was based on the concept #HowLancashireAreYou – a celebration of Lancastrian vocabulary, mannerisms, idiosyncrasies, personalities, places, people and moments that…

Sub36 Award Winners News

Sub36 Awards 2018 to support young people in business with new mentoring programme

The Sub36 Awards, launched on 27 June at a Sub36 networking at Holmes Mill, have returned to recognise the best of Lancashire’s young business talent with new categories, more networking opportunities and an all-new mentoring programme for the winners. Tearing…

KBL Blackburn Business Professionals launch News

KBL launches Blackburn Business Professionals

KBL Solicitors has launched Blackburn Business Professionals to bring together the town’s corporate community, build links with local interest groups and increase inward investment. The group was launched on 21 June at Blackburn Rugby Club, with Nigel Davies, BAE Systems’ principal of Academy…

EFS Global News

Jones Metcalf buys Lincolnshire haulier

Burnley-based Jones Metcalf Ltd has acquired JRS Traction Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Jones Metcalf is part of the Burnley-based EFS Global, one of the North West’s largest freight and haulage groups. It currently has eight depots and offices across the…

Sliders UK News

£1.8m finance deal opens doors for Sliders UK

Preston-based door manufacturer Sliders UK has secured a £1.8m invoice discounting facility which will help fund the company’s ambitious growth plans. Sliders UK supplies more than 300 inline sliding doors, 70 bi-folds and more than 200 composite doors each week…

Northern Trust News

Metacre secures planning permission for major housing development

Chorley-based Metacre has secured planning permission for a site at Whyndyke, which includes allocation for 1,400 new homes. Metacre, a subsidiary of Northern Trust, owns 36 acres of the greenfield site which forms part of the larger land holding, covering…

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