An Inspiring Evening With Damian Broughton MBE

Are you a budding entrepreneur, start-up or early-stage business founder in Lancashire? Want to learn from the experiences of some of the county's most successful business people? Of course you do!

Join 52M Consulting boss, Lee Petts, and hear from a selection of guest speakers that have carved-out their own version of success in business at our series of regular events this year, on the third Wednesday of every month from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Our launch event takes place on 19th February and features a talk from Damian Broughton MBE, co-counder of Lytham-based Danbro Holdings.

Explaining why he's involved, he says:

"When you’re starting a business, you can plan, budget, research and review, then plan and re-budget and research some more, but at some point you have got to take that step into the unknown. 

“When you do, there is nothing like practical experience and learning from your mistakes, but that all takes time to gain - time which is in short supply because most new businesses fail within their first three years, often with the same root causes. By sharing our experience like this, I hope to not only inspire young businesses to become the best they can be, but to also learn from our mistakes so they can avoid repeating them and survive the early years."  

Other fantastic speakers in our line-up include: Tony Attard, the CEO of fabrics and furnishings business Panaz; David Culshaw, managing director of UK Carline; John Kersey of Kersey Hairdressing; Anastasia Kenyon, founder of Kandi Cosmetics; Norman Tenray, CEO of construction supplies business Obas UK, and more.

Why attend?

As well as picking-up valuable hints and tips first hand, you'll get to put your questions to our speakers and will also benefit from plenty of networking opportunities at this and the other FREE events in this series.

Oh, and we're also serving drinks and nibbles.

Want to know more or register?

To find out more about this series of events, and to register for the first one on Wednesday 19th February 2020, please visit our website here. Alternatively, call us on 01772346152.

For your diary

5.30pm - arrival and delegate sign-in

6.00pm - introduction and housekeeping

6.10pm - speaker presentation

6.30pm - Q&A

6.40pm - a word from our venue provider

6.45pm - free networking

8.00pm - close


There is plenty of free car parking available on site. The building is fully wheelchair accessible.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Does your business provide advice, products and / or services to new businesses? Ask us about how you can get your brand in front of our delegates with one of our affordable sponsorship packages, or get yourself in front of them by taking some exhibition space. To find out more, email