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  • #AmazingAccrington exciting events in 2021

    We are now in a position to launch our exciting 2021 proposed schedule of events

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    A summary of the Chancellor’s Spending Review, November 2020

    Key points in the Chancellor's Spending Review announcement, November 2020.

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    Lancashire’s largest law firm joins The Landmark Business Club

    The Landmark Business Club in Burnley is the new location of choice for one of Lancashire’s most important l...

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    Our mission to keep Lancashire cycling

    Lancashire based cycle instructors – Go Velo – have recently secured funding to deliver more free bike servi...

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    Growing Preston radiator firm launches own product line

    Preston-based interiors firm Just Radiators has launched its own product line, Lux Rad.

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    My take on the myths that surround endometriosis

    1.5 million women in the UK suffer with endometriosis yet still there is so much we think we don't know abou...

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  • UKCM celebrates 22nd birthday with major milestones

    North West-based UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) is marking 22 years in business with a duo of significant m...

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    Apprentice demonstrates talent to win national carpentry and joinery accolade

    An Accrington and Rossendale College Apprentice is opening doors – and windows – to a bright future after wi...

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    Mental health charity marks success of Community Wellbeing Challenge on Lancashire Day

    Lancashire Mind celebrate achievements on Lancashire Day

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    County set for Tier 3 restrictions

    Lancashire, including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, will enter Tier 3 restrictions when the national...

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    Leadership at speed gains its reward

    The speed of change being driven by Lancashire business leaders in the face of the Covid-19 crisis is openin...

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    Developments advance at Burscough site

    New homes and business units are under development at a site in Burscough.

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  • Chamber appoints membership executive

    Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce has appointed Jody West to the position of membership executive...

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Coronavirus news and advice

  • A U-turn for furlough

    Businesses can now continue to use the furlough scheme until Spring 2021 with more generous rulings

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    Chancellor outlines spending review

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced details of his spending review against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pan...

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    Council leaders demand government backing during lockdown

    The leaders of 15 Lancashire councils have written to the government demanding financial support while the c...

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  • Covid-19 scientists enter labour dispute

    Fourteen biomedical scientists involved with Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust have announced they...

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    Blackpool launches £4m business recovery fund

    Blackpool has launched a new £4.2m fund to assist businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Study plots affects of pandemic on tourism industry

    A new study by NatWest has found that more than half of leisure and tourism business have lost more than 60...

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  • Blue Orange is an Xmas Party Hero

    Traditional Christmas parties may be off the menu this year but IT specialist Blue Orange is keeping the fes...

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    A redundancy checklist for employers

    An unfortunate consequence of Covid-19 is that many employers are having to grapple with redundancy. 

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    Gift voucher service launches to support Lancaster businesses

    Hotfoot Design has launched a new online gift voucher shop to support local businesses

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Latest News

  • Fogarty reveals his winning ways

    Blackburn bike racing legend Carl Fogarty revealed what made him the very best in his sport as he talked win...

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    Beaverbrooks posts record results

    Beaverbrooks, the Lytham-based jeweller, recorded the best-ever financial results in its 101-year history po...

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    #AmazingAccrington exciting events in 2021

    We are now in a position to launch our exciting 2021 proposed schedule of events

    Read More Read this article
  • A summary of the Chancellor’s Spending Review, November 2020

    Key points in the Chancellor's Spending Review announcement, November 2020.

    Read More Read this article

    Lancashire’s largest law firm joins The Landmark Business Club

    The Landmark Business Club in Burnley is the new location of choice for one of Lancashire’s most important l...

    Read More Read this article

    Our mission to keep Lancashire cycling

    Lancashire based cycle instructors – Go Velo – have recently secured funding to deliver more free bike servi...

    Read More Read this article
  • Growing Preston radiator firm launches own product line

    Preston-based interiors firm Just Radiators has launched its own product line, Lux Rad.

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    Apprentice demonstrates talent to win national carpentry and joinery accolade

    An Accrington and Rossendale College Apprentice is opening doors – and windows – to a bright future after wi...

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    Mental health charity marks success of Community Wellbeing Challenge on Lancashire Day

    Lancashire Mind celebrate achievements on Lancashire Day

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Business Advice

  • A U-turn for furlough

    Businesses can now continue to use the furlough scheme until Spring 2021 with more generous rulings

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    A winter of discontent?

    The government’s strategy for keeping businesses out of insolvency appears to have worked in the short term...

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    ‘Cost per wear’ – a concept that could save you time and money

    When justifying a large purchase – be it clothing, cars, or tech – many of us rationalise the expenditure wi...

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  • How is social media used around the world?

    Did you know that nearly 50% of the world's population are active social media users? However, not all count...

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    Moving jobs virtually without the hassle

    Virtual job changing to work in another part of the UK or indeed internationally is becoming increasingly po...

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    It's the economy, stupid

    Recent weeks have seen the economy at the forefront of Covid and Brexit debates.

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  • Survey reveals home working is a pain in the neck

    A Home Working study carried out by workplace health and engagement company, YOLO Wellbeing, finds employees...

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    Does chemical fogging work against Covid-19?

    With the UK now in a second national lockdown in response to the increasing number of positive Coronavirus c...

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    The cheque’s in the post

    This excuse may be outdated but, no matter the reason given for delaying payment, remember a sale is not a s...

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Latest Appointments

  • Key Group appoints new head of strategic partner marketing

    Key Group has appointed Richard Brook as its new head of strategic partner marketing.

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    Chamber appoints membership executive

    Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce has appointed Jody West to the position of membership executive...

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    Veka appoints new managing director

    Neil Evans has been appointed as the managing director of VEKA

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  • Workhouse announces two senior appointments

    Workhouse has appointed John Paul Toher as head of digital and Ryan Gibson as social and content lead.

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    CFE Lighting announces senior appointments

    CFE Lighting has made two senior appointments on the back of strong trading performance over the last 12 mon...

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    Michael Gregory joins Limitless PR

    Blackburn-based marketing and PR firm Limitless has appointed Michael Gregory as a director.

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  • Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank adds to agriculture team

    Shaun Glover has been appointed as agricultural relationship manager for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank.

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    CG Professional appoints partner to lead employment law team

    Chorley-based law firm CG Professional has appointed Heather Aust as a partner to manage the employment law...

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    CUBE HR is hiring

    HR Consultant opportunity

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Business Awards

  • NORI HR & Employment Law adds to its list of accolades

    NORI HR won the top award in the ‘New Business of the Year’ category at the HBA.

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    Success for Spiroflow at the Sub36 Awards

    Spiroflow has recently won an award at this year’s Sub36 Lancashire Business View Award.

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    WEC collects third apprentice training award

    WEC Group has been named North West Large Employer of the Year in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2020 fo...

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  • Miralis wins international AI competition

    An AI project which tackles multinational supply chain challenges has seen data science specialist Miralis w...

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    Awards success for BAE Systems apprentice

    BAE Systems engineer Anna Singleton has won the Made in the North West Apprentice of the Year 2020 award.

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    Alison Handling named Small Business of the Year at Business Masters Awards

    Alison Handling has been named Small Business of the Year at the Business Masters Awards 2020.

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  • Lolli bags the Sub36 Creative Award

    A huge congratulations to Root Fifty Two's Copywriter, Lolli on her Sub36 Creative Award win at this year's...

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    Paul needs your vote!

    Paul Limb is a finalist in this year's bfa Awards but now he needs your support!

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    Banks Lyon earns national recognition

    Banks Lyon has been selected as one of the most inspiring independent jewellers in the UK.

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LBV Hub

  • #AmazingAccrington exciting events in 2021

    We are now in a position to launch our exciting 2021 proposed schedule of events

    Read More Read this article

    A summary of the Chancellor’s Spending Review, November 2020

    Key points in the Chancellor's Spending Review announcement, November 2020.

    Read More Read this article

    Lancashire’s largest law firm joins The Landmark Business Club

    The Landmark Business Club in Burnley is the new location of choice for one of Lancashire’s most important l...

    Read More Read this article
  • Our mission to keep Lancashire cycling

    Lancashire based cycle instructors – Go Velo – have recently secured funding to deliver more free bike servi...

    Read More Read this article

    Growing Preston radiator firm launches own product line

    Preston-based interiors firm Just Radiators has launched its own product line, Lux Rad.

    Read More Read this article

    My take on the myths that surround endometriosis

    1.5 million women in the UK suffer with endometriosis yet still there is so much we think we don't know abou...

    Read More Read this article
  • UKCM celebrates 22nd birthday with major milestones

    North West-based UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) is marking 22 years in business with a duo of significant m...

    Read More Read this article

    Apprentice demonstrates talent to win national carpentry and joinery accolade

    An Accrington and Rossendale College Apprentice is opening doors – and windows – to a bright future after wi...

    Read More Read this article

    Mental health charity marks success of Community Wellbeing Challenge on Lancashire Day

    Lancashire Mind celebrate achievements on Lancashire Day

    Read More Read this article

Property News

  • Developments advance at Burscough site

    New homes and business units are under development at a site in Burscough.

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    Murton & Co: Energy efficiency experts of the year

    Murton & Co are the go-to experts for energy efficiency, helping customers achieve compliance, comfort a...

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    StudioLWD helps market new Fylde homes

    StudioLWD has been enlisted to help developer James Carter Homes to market a development of five townhouses...

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  • AG appoints Chartered Building Surveyor Ben Ford

    AG is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Ben Ford, Chartered Building Surveyor.

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    Lea Hough appoints new valuation surveyor

    Lea Hough has added a further valuation surveyor to their team to support the current workload following an...

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    Bellway makes £300 donation to Pool House for School Libraries Month

    It’s International Library Month (October) and leading residential developer Bellway is helping to inspire a...

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  • ‘Time to put people before profit’

    Homebuilders need to “stop being greedy” and think less about profit and more about people’s quality of life...

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    Clayton Architecture takes on larger premises

    Southport-based Clayton Architecture has expanded into a new commercial premises to meet its growing order b...

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    30-Day Residential Property CGT payment and reporting rules

    HMRC now requires the reporting and payment of CGT on disposals of all UK residential property, for both UK...

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LBV Debates

  • 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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  • Resilience roundtable: Leading from the front

    We brought together experts from across the county to discuss resilience and what else we need from leaders...

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    Developing a new digital future

    Digital skills have become vital as businesses look to meet the challenges of the coronavirus crisis.

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    Making things more competitive

    We brought our expert panel to Pendle Engineering to discuss the future of manufacturing and engineering in...

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  • Shattering the glass ceiling

    We brought a panel of Lancashire business women to the Porsche Centre Preston to ask if the county is doing...

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    Putting people in their place

    Workplaces are changing as businesses seek to improve productivity and secure the talent they need to grow.

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    A growing sense of ambition

    Having the right talent set and skills is vitally important to scaleup businesses as they look to fulfil the...

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