Lancashire Business Day 2022

25 Nov 2022

1968 Lounge, Accrington Stanley Football Club

12:00 - 17:00


Lancashire Business Day is back!

Save the date and book now!

From 12pm, Friday November 25, Accrington Stanley FC
In association with +24 Marketing, Beever and Struthers, Bigtank and Burnley College.
Supported by
Charity partner: Age Concern Central Lancashire

If you’re #Lancashireandproud, this event is not to be missed – and the footie is optional!

After an enforced break, Lancashire Business View will once again bring the business community together to celebrate #LancashireDay.

This unique event will take place on the afternoon of Friday November 25 in the newly refurbished Accrington Stanley 1968 Lounge.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Rachel Brown-Finnis
Former England goalkeeper

Rachel represented England more than 80 times as a goalkeeper, including appearances at the Women’s World Cup and Euros.

At a club level, she played for top WSL sides Liverpool and Everton having started her career with Accrington Stanley.

Rachel is now a media pundit and an ambassador for University Campus of Football Business (UCFB).

Peter Ahrens
Managing director, Leyland Trucks

Peter joined PACCAR, the global leader in truck design and manufacture, in 2011 as a design engineer at Kenworth Truck Company in the US. He has worked in roles spanning engineering, operations, sales, and marketing.  Peter joined Leyland Trucks, owned by PACCAR, as managing director in 2022.

Sandra Cottam-Shea
Managing director, SCS Logistics

Sandra held a whole host of roles in the care and travel industry before starting SCS logistics.

SCS started with three vehicles and five members of staff and 11 years on operates across Europe and has a turnover in the region on £3.5million.

George Critchley
Chairman, True Bearing Chartered Financial Planners

Preston-born, George formed True Bearing Chartered Financial Serivces in 2003 after advising clients, managing advisers and owning a previous IFA firm. The business has grown to a team of 85 with a turnover in excess of £10 million and now has £1 billion of assets under management on behalf of their clients.

Simon Entwistle
Top Hat Tours

Named as Lancashire tourism star in 2012 and 2018, Simon is a Lancashire historian, tour guide and consummate storyteller. He runs popular events in the towns and cities of the north.

Simon will provide the official Lancashire Day proclamation at the event.

Ram Gupta
Managing director,

Ram is managing director of, an IT support services business based in Blackburn which he started in 1998.

He is governor at Blackburn College and a patron of Blackburn Youth Zone and his charitable activities include getting involved and leading fundraisers of all sizes, donating equipment to those in need and providing job opportunities to homeless people. This led to his recent win at the Blackburn with Darwen Hive Awards where he took how the Arte et Labore Award for his commitment to the local area.


Launched in 2017, #LancashireBusinessDay switched to a series of online events during the pandemic but is now back as an in-person celebration.

The event will feature special guests, great food, entertainment and an invitation (entirely optional) to stay after the event to watch England take on the USA in the World Cup on the big screens in Coley’s Bar which kicks off at 7pm.

At the heart of the day will be stories of inspiration, tales of transformation and grabbing opportunity from adversity.

Join Lancashire Business View to:

  • Meet and network with like-minded leaders of businesses from all sizes and sectors from across the county
  • Showcase your commitment to the county and be part of the #Lancashireandproud campaign
  • Celebrate Lancashire in style!
  • Reward your team, clients and suppliers with an afternoon to remember
  • Remind yourself just how good Lancashire is – what we make, service and deliver!
  • Help drive and be at the forefront of the #LancashireDay campaign
  • Be inspired and learn from our guest speakers
  • Eat, drink and be merry!

Book now

Tickets are now available on a limited first come first served basis.
Click here to book now.

Individual ticket - £65+VAT
Pair of tickets - £120 +VAT

If you would like to secure a table please contact Rachael Norris on 01254 297870 or [email protected]

Lancashire Business Day Patrons:


Lancashire Business Day is supported by:

The charity partner for this event is Age Concern Central Lancashire.


There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available in association with this event. Fore more details please contact Stephen Bolton, commercial director on 07966 090175 or [email protected]

Make #LancashireDay part of your marketing strategy

If you and your business are #Lancashireandproud then join us to celebrate the county.

This event is not just a fantastic networking opportunity, it’s a chance to make #LancashireDay part of your marketing strategy to showcase your roots and shout about your business.

Attending will unlock a whole host of marketing materials to help you do this, plus the support of Lancashire Business View’s multi-channels with 50,000 readers and followers in print, online and  social media followers and 34,000 monthly website visitors.

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