Hot topics discussed at annual Lancashire conference

Downtown in Business hosted its fifth annual Lancashire Boost conference with the Northern Powerhouse, the digital sector, business finance and growth, and marketing the county among the range of topics discussed.

LancBoost reviewContributors to the event included entrepreneurs Simon Rigby and Antony Chesworth; the leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein; the chief executive of Marketing Lancashire Ruth Connor; digital expert Coral Grainger; and PR guru Jo Leah.

Almost 100 of the county’s business leaders attended the event, which was held at the stunning Brockholes conference centre.

Downtown's Frank McKenna said: “This is always one of the highlights of our events calendar, and the 2017 conference didn’t disappoint. It is clear that the county has grown confidence, with a marketing strategy that has delivered an overdue spike in raising awareness of what Lancashire has to offer. The recent partnership with Manchester in MIPIM was a particularly innovative initiative.

"In addition, to hear from Lancashire entrepreneurs who have created high growth businesses here; who employ thousands of people locally and who continue to invest in Lancashire was great to hear.

"I am sure conference delegates went away inspired by the stories they heard, and informed about the economic development and devolution plans that are in place for the future.”

The conference was sponsored by Lancashire business BOOST and the media partner for the event was Lancashire Business View. Conference exhibitors included McDonald Hotels, Laura Hartley Recruitment, Northern Powerhouse Partnership and High Performance Consultancy.