Company Spotlight: Taylors Solicitors
With only a few weeks to go before the release of Lancashire Business View’s 100th issue, we’re delighted to look back at our first ever issue from March 2005 and speak with some of the advertisers that have been with us along the journey.
Taylors Solicitors, based in Blackburn, is celebrating a milestone of its own in 2021. The niche commercial law firm, led by managing partner Elaine Hurn, was established 30 years ago this year.
Taylors specialises in all aspects of commercial law. Its team of dynamic and highly-experienced lawyers are committed to providing the highest quality service through a real understanding of clients’ needs, business priorities and specific requirements.
Here, Elaine shares her view on Taylors’ long-standing and successful partnership with Lancashire Business View.
Lancashire Business View: How did your business first get involved with Lancashire Business View magazine?
EH: We’ve been involved from the very outset and we’re very proud of our association. The magazine is a must-read for the Lancashire business community, spotlighting their successes and achievements, and we are delighted and honoured to play our own part in furthering the prosperity of the region.
When we launched our niche commercial law firm in Lancashire 30 years ago, the area was crying out for a business magazine. I first met Richard when he attended one of our own award-winning networking events held at Stanley House. These ground-breaking events were arranged so that local businesspeople and professionals could get together – at the time there was nothing else like it. Since then, we have frequently contributed to the magazine and have taken root as a regular advertiser with some eye-catching adverts on the back pages!
Lancashire Business View: What changes have you seen in the Lancashire business community since being involved with Lancashire Business View when it started in 2005?
EH: We have seen a greater recognition that Lancashire businesses do not need to travel to Manchester to obtain professional advice, as firms in our area have developed their offerings and recruited top-level advisers. The strong local manufacturing community was one of the key reasons we located our HQ in Lancashire. While the sector was hit badly by the recession which followed the banking crisis of 2008, those which came through it have become far more innovative and are recognised and sought after as being world-class leaders in their fields. Our Intellectual Property expertise has supported many manufacturers to protect and defend their creative and technological advancements.
Lancashire Business View: Do you feel Lancashire Business View benefits Lancashire? And if so, how?
EH: For sure it does, and in a number of ways. The magazine, the events which Lancashire Business View organises, and the Red Rose Awards scheme which culminates in a fantastic event to celebrate the best of what Lancashire has to offer, have certainly brought the local business and professional communities together and have also provided a fantastic showcase for what is great about Lancashire.
Lancashire Business View: How do you feel that your involvement with Lancashire Business View has benefited your business?
EH: Lancashire Business View has a tremendous reach, through both the magazine and social media. It is widely-read and has true journalistic content – it’s not just an advertising board as some others are. We all look forward to reading the news, and views which often stoke controversy and debate. As a result, it’s a great platform for those who feature in it. There is a good mix provided by the combination of the online Wednesday weekly news update and more in-depth articles on topical issues and features which appear in the magazine.
Lancashire Business View: Do you have any words of advice for businesses who may be looking to get involved with Lancashire Business View in the future?
EH: There is a place for everyone to get involved with Lancashire Business View. The team are friendly and approachable, and will work with you to try to best achieve your objectives within your budget, however large or small. They really take time to understand your business, and are open to ideas. They have thrived and expanded their readership to make Lancashire Business View the go-to business publication for this region. Has it really been 16 years since it launched? We are looking forward to celebrating Taylors’ 30th anniversary, which coincides with the magazine’s 100th edition! May you and the region’s business community continue to go from strength to strength and here’s to the next 100 editions!
Since the magazine launched in 2005, it has steadily grown and become a trusted source of news and advice for Lancashire’s business community.
Businesses interested in advertising in the 100th issue of Lancashire Business View, with the opportunity to share your business with our 50,000 readers, can get in touch with commercial director, Stephen Bolton on or 07966 090175.