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  • Budget 2021, a full summary by DTE Business Advisers

    Full summary of the Budget 2021 made on Wednesday, 3 March by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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    BusinessGiftUK supports the first Made in UK Day

    We’re celebrating the very first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021

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    Leading female entrepreneurs in International Women’s Day lineup

    Pink Link has announced a week of free events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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    Leyland and Preston allocated regeneration funding

    A pair of Lancashire towns has been allocated multi-million-pound funding pots by the government in this yea...

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    Luxus expands team to meet growing demand

    Preston-based interiors business Luxus has recruited three new members to its team in the last month to meet...

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    DA Techs secures further funding for growth

    Chorley-based automotive repair specialists DA Techs has received further funding in the form of a £250,000...

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  • Rewarding careers in the motor industry

    As part of #NCW2021 we caught up with Scott Smith, Head of Recruitment and Apprenticeships here at Swansway...

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    Successful merger forms FabSpeed UK Group

    Pierce were delighted to advise on the successful merger of two of the UK’s leading Brick Fabrication Specia...

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    Clegg’s wins Best Chilled Food Distributor 2020

    SME News Lifts the Curtain on the Northern Enterprise Award Winners of 2020

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    PM+M advises Select Medical Ltd on the sale of the business

    PM+M’s tax team has successfully advised on the sale of Select Medical Ltd and Select Medical Holdings Ltd t...

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    MHA Moore and Smalley supports MBO at business finance specialist

    A North West business finance firm has been acquired by its management team, in a deal supported by MHA Moor...

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    Weru UK reports successful year despite challenges in 2020

    Blackpool-based Weru UK – a distributor for the Weru Group has announced a successful year of trading despit...

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  • New e-book sells Blackpool and its outdoor promenade attractions

    Story about a self-catering accommodation provider creating a resource that will help attract tourists to Bl...

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Coronavirus news and advice

  • Budget 2021: Furlough is extended as Corporation Tax rises

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed a further extension of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (C...

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    Lancashire workers urged to test for coronavirus

    Those who cannot work from home and must still travel to work are being urged to get regular rapid Covid-19...

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    Two Zero Scaleup ambition

    At the start of 2020 many of us found ourselves raring to seize new opportunities and do great things. What...

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  • Chorley Group map out ‘motor-vation’ plans for staff

    Regional dealership reward team with lockdown lifting day off

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    Prime minister outlines plan to reopen businesses

    Prime minister Boris Johnson has outlines a four-stage plan with the intention of lifting all legal limits o...

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    CBILS and BBLS: current deadline and other key points you should know about

    The deadline for obtaining support through CBILS and BBLS has been extended until 31 March 2021.

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  • FWP delivers vaccination hubs as the North West’s Covid fight intensifies

    FWP has worked at pace to create the North West’s latest community vaccination centres as the fight against...

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    Just listen to me!

    The Peer Listening Project is a wellbeing initiative from The Growing Club CIC to help support women through...

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    What do employers need to consider for employees who wish to become volunteer vaccinators?

    Today we outline key considerations for employers regarding employees wanting to become volunteer vaccinator...

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Latest News

  • Vernacare acquires medical products manufacturer

    Chorley-based Vernacare has acquired medical products manufacturer Robinson Healthcare for an undisclosed su...

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    Recycling partnership: Baking the world a better place

    Recycling partnership between two Accrington companies is great news for the environment

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    Spring Budget 2021 report

    The Chancellor has attempted to strike a balance between continuing to prop up the businesses worst affected...

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  • Boost partners with private sector leaders on funded resilience support

    A range of fully funded business support initiatives aimed at boosting Lancashire business leaders’ resilien...

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    Budget 2021, a full summary by DTE Business Advisers

    Full summary of the Budget 2021 made on Wednesday, 3 March by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

    Read More Read this article

    BusinessGiftUK supports the first Made in UK Day

    We’re celebrating the very first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021

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  • Leading female entrepreneurs in International Women’s Day lineup

    Pink Link has announced a week of free events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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    Leyland and Preston allocated regeneration funding

    A pair of Lancashire towns has been allocated multi-million-pound funding pots by the government in this yea...

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    Luxus expands team to meet growing demand

    Preston-based interiors business Luxus has recruited three new members to its team in the last month to meet...

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Business Advice

  • Two Zero Scaleup ambition

    At the start of 2020 many of us found ourselves raring to seize new opportunities and do great things. What...

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    How tax efficient are you in 2021? Review it before this tax year end

    As the tax year end approaches on 5 April 2021, this is a good time to review your tax situation to see how...

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    A dozen reasons to use business gifts to make your business memorable

    Twelve good reasons to add printed promotional business gifts to your marketing budget for every type of enc...

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  • A roadmap for re-opening

    Ian McCulloch of Begbies Traynor in Preston takes a closer look at the 'roadmap for re-opening' and what it...

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    CBILS and BBLS: current deadline and other key points you should know about

    The deadline for obtaining support through CBILS and BBLS has been extended until 31 March 2021.

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    How bad SEO could see your site ‘disappear’

    Poor SEO can actually hurt your site’s chances of ranking on Google.

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  • Now’s the time to network

    One year ago, within this feature, I wrote about the importance of community. Nobody could have predicted ju...

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    Promoting better mental health amid Covid

    How employers can promote better mental health amid Covid

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    Zoom fatigue and bringing the sparkle back

    There is no getting away from the fact that video calls and messages are the new normal. 

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Latest Appointments

  • LEP appoints four new board members

    The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has appointed new members to its board of directors, including special...

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    Taylors appoints experienced commercial disputes partner

    Taylors Solicitors has appointed Stuart Farr as commercial disputes partner.

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    Hotfoot announces pair of appointments

    Hotfoot has appointed Jazmin Fletcher as marketing consultant and Cameron Fitzwilliam as web developer.

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  • Attock Network Products appoints new managing director

    Accrington-based Attock Network Products has promoted Henna Shah to managing director.

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    An Interview with our new graduate recruitment consultant Erin McKnight

    Meet Erin Mcknight who joined us on Monday 22nd February on our Graduate Scheme as one of our newly appointm...

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    Euro Garages

    EG Group earnings up 48 per cent in 2020

    EG Group has posted its year-end figures for 2020, showing an increase in EBITDA of 48 per cent, up beyond £...

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  • Ribble Cycles appoints new head of creative

    Preston-based bike manufacturer Ribble Cycles has appointed Simon Picton as its new head of creative.

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    New challenge for Neale Rogers at Preston Audi

    We are delighted to say that Neale Rogers has joined our Preston Audi centre as a Parts Adviser.

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    Head of Blackburn Sixth Form appointment announced

    Blackburn College is delighted to announce the appointment of Asif Khan as the new Head of Blackburn Sixth F...

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Business Awards

  • Clegg’s wins Best Chilled Food Distributor 2020

    SME News Lifts the Curtain on the Northern Enterprise Award Winners of 2020

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    British Sheep’s milk industry celebrated as cheesemaker scoops top award

    Parlick cheese made by Longridge's Singletons & Co has been awarded the ‘Taste of Excellence’ trophy in...

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    NORI shortlisted for family business award

    NORI HR & Employment Law are delighted to be shortlisted for the Family Business of the Year Award 2021....

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  • Explore WhatCar’s Best Electric SUV of the Year 2021

    The new BMW iX3 Premier Edition, the first fully electric-powered BMW X model is ushering in a newEra of per...

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    Lifetime achievement award for Michael Smyth, Swansway Group chairman

    Local businessman Michael Smyth honoured for all the benefits he has delivered to motorists in a career span...

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    Red Rose Awards 2021 rescheduled to November

    The Red Rose Awards, Lancashire’s favourite business awards ceremony, has extended its 2021 programme of eve...

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  • Lancashire MINI centres scoop national marketing award

    Two Lancashire-based MINI Centres have won a national marketing award.

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    BMW kicks off 2021 by scooping What Car? awards

    BMW has kicked off 2021 by scooping an impressive number of wins at the 43rd annual What Car? Awards.

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    WERU UK celebrates the double in the 2020 Installer Awards

    Weru UK, a market leader in windows and doors, is delighted to announce that the company has been shortliste...

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LBV Hub

  • Recycling partnership: Baking the world a better place

    Recycling partnership between two Accrington companies is great news for the environment

    Read More Read this article

    Spring Budget 2021 report

    The Chancellor has attempted to strike a balance between continuing to prop up the businesses worst affected...

    Read More Read this article

    Boost partners with private sector leaders on funded resilience support

    A range of fully funded business support initiatives aimed at boosting Lancashire business leaders’ resilien...

    Read More Read this article
  • Budget 2021, a full summary by DTE Business Advisers

    Full summary of the Budget 2021 made on Wednesday, 3 March by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

    Read More Read this article

    BusinessGiftUK supports the first Made in UK Day

    We’re celebrating the very first Made in UK Day on 9 March 2021

    Read More Read this article

    Leading female entrepreneurs in International Women’s Day lineup

    Pink Link has announced a week of free events to celebrate International Women’s Day.

    Read More Read this article
  • Rewarding careers in the motor industry

    As part of #NCW2021 we caught up with Scott Smith, Head of Recruitment and Apprenticeships here at Swansway...

    Read More Read this article

    Successful merger forms FabSpeed UK Group

    Pierce were delighted to advise on the successful merger of two of the UK’s leading Brick Fabrication Specia...

    Read More Read this article

    Clegg’s wins Best Chilled Food Distributor 2020

    SME News Lifts the Curtain on the Northern Enterprise Award Winners of 2020

    Read More Read this article

Property News

  • Hyndburn Borough Council awarded £150,000 to prepare transformative bid

    The Amazing Accrington board have been successful in their peer pressure bid to Hyndburn Borough Council for...

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    Bellway makes donation to Whitby's Pantry at Intact Preston

    Leading housebuilder Bellway has made a £300 donation to Whitby’s Pantry, part of the Intact Preston communi...

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    Anderton Gables makes new appointment

    Anderton Gables welcomes Sarah Walker

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  • Blackburn council to team up with Maple Grove to buy Thwaites site

    Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will form a joint partnership with Maple Grove Developments to acquire...

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    Axess 2 delivers panoramic lift for Grade II listed Landmark

    Axess 2 has installed a panoramic glass lift at The Landmark in Burnley as the building's owners look to div...

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    Commercial property surveys: Which one do I need?

    Surveys of commercial properties vary widely and depending on the reason for instruction, commercial surveys...

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  • Bellway announces land acquisition in Lostock

    New residential development of 214 homes gets go ahead.

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    What will affect the housing market in 2021?

    With the pandemic still dominating the headlines, we look at what 2021 may hold for buyers, sellers and move...

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    FWP moves at speed to deliver mass Covid vaccination centres

    FWP has moved at speed to create community vaccination centres across the North West in the fight against th...

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LBV Debates

  • Scaleup debate: Heading in the right direction

    Lancashire’s scaleup businesses will play a massive part in the post-Covid recovery.

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    Making the right noises to advance manufacturing

    Advanced manufacturing and aerospace have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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    Putting the business case for devolution

    Lancashire must put politics and the details of local government re-organisation to one side and concentrate...

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  • Meeting 'new normal' challenges with skill

    We joined with Themis at Burnley College and asked our panel what skills and leadership qualities had come t...

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    Showing the will to win

    We brought some of our Red Rose Award winners and sponsors together for the first time since the event in Ma...

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    The changing face of finance

    Lancashire Business View and Rosebud, the business finance arm of the county council, brought business leade...

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  • Embracing change in the face of a pandemic

    Lancashire business leaders have shared how they have embraced change, both in their organisations and perso...

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    The tide is turning

    We brought together a top panel to discuss how Blackpool and the Fylde Coast is facing the impact of coronav...

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    Roundtable debate: Being professional in the face of a crisis

    We brought our panel of experts together to look at the importance of the professional services sector in La...

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