Inspiring conference will give Lancashire a boost

Downtown Lancashire in Business boss Frank McKenna is promising a positive and inspiring event at the fifth annual BOOST business conference.

Lancashire-BOOST-ConferenceTaking place at Brockholes conference centre on Tuesday, March 21, 100 private sector leaders who will attend to hear from county council leader Jennifer Mein, Marketing Lancashire chief executive Ruth Connor and a number of inspiring entrepreneurs.

Frank said: “I am delighted that Jennifer Mein and Ruth Connor are joining us. The county has significantly raised its profile during the past twelve months on the national and international stage. This has meant genuine progress in terms of Lancashire place within the Northern Powerhouse initiative, and there are real benefits for business directly linked to the powerhouse project.

“Luke Massie of Vibe tickets has a fascinating business journey to share with us. Melanie Fourie will be giving her expert insights into raising finance for aspirational businesses. Antony Chesworth from Blackburn based EKM Strategic Partnership will share his experiences as the founder and CEO of one of Lancashire’s most innovative businesses."

Frank added: “There is, quite literally, something for everyone who has plans to build a high growth business. From entrepreneurs who have done it to experts who can signpost you to advice and support, this conference has it all.”

There will also be an opportunity for event delegates to connect with other business leaders in the special ‘market place’ exhibition space.

The event is supported by Lancashire Business View. Publisher Richard Slater said: "We are delighted to be involved with an event that brings the county's business community together to look optimistically to the future.

"The conference will allow us to engage with each other, share experiences an hear the stories of some of the county's brightest stars. Delegates will learn valuable lessons that we can all take back to our workplaces and become stronger moving forward."

Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership’s BOOST initiative is also backing the conference. For further details of the conference, please contact