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Downtown announces growth plans on back of record year

Downtown in Business is planning to open in two new locations after reaching £1m in revenue for the first time. Currently operating in Liverpool, Lancashire, Manchester, Leeds, and Birmingham, Downtown will soon expand into Cheshire and Glasgow. The influential business…

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Chorley Group renews partnership with Blackburn College

Chorley-based motor dealership network the Chorley Group has agreed to extend its partnership with Blackburn College. Since 2015, the two organisations have worked together to provide professional development for the dealership’s staff and training opportunities for the college’s students. The…

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Anderton Gables expands into Yorkshire

Preston-based building consultancy Anderton Gables has opened its first office in Yorkshire as the firm continues its northern expansion. The firm of building surveyors, project managers and quantity surveyors recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. The new Sheffield office complements its existing Manchester…


Call for Ambassadors to spread the word

Lancashire businesses were urged to spread the word about its skill, determination and success as plans to launch an ambitious ‘Ambassador’ scheme to unlock further economic opportunities were revealed. Tony Attard, chairman of the board of Marketing Lancashire, announced the…

Cryo Express Nargis Akhtar Malik and Debs Masson News

Cryotherapy service launches in Blackburn

A new cryotherapy service offering health and wellbeing benefits has launched in Blackburn with the backing of one of Accrol’s founders. Whole body cryotherapy involves exposing the whole body to ultra-low temperatures (-130°C to -150°C) for a short period of…

Lancashire council News

Combined Authority plans stall

Lancashire’s bid for a combined authority has hit another roadblock after four of the 15 councils ruled themselves out of devolution negotiations. The scrapped proposals seem to have been given a new lease of life when the Conservative election manifesto…

Euro Garages new offices News

Green light for new Euro Garages HQ

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has approved plans for a three-storey waterfront development which will act as Euro Garages group offices and could create 150 new jobs. Road improvement works are a condition of the planning permission so as to…

Frederick Jemma Edmondson LYPH News

LYPH scores international success

A Lancaster fashion design company is set to hit £500,000 turnover within three years. LYPH (Live Young Play Hard) is already building on its market presence in the UK, Europe and Japan after establishing links with companies in China, which…

Philip Hammond Chancellor News

What can Lancashire businesses expect from the Budget?

On Wednesday, November 22, chancellor Philip Hammond will announce details of his autumn budget. It’s the first since the election, which is typically when chancellors make their boldest moves. James Morris, tax partner at RSM in Preston, also speculates that…

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