Lancashire Business Week brings together the BBC, LEP, Northern Powerhouse and more than 20 other business specialists

Lancashire Business Week brings together the BBC, LEP, Northern Powerhouse and more than 20 other business specialists

Through a week-long programme of events, Lancashire Business Week gives you the chance to hear from and debate with specialists from more than 20 organisations including the BBC, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the Northern Powerhouse.

Five events - four online and the fifth hosted in the incredible, all-new AMRC facility at Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone - have been organised to celebrate the achievements of the red rose county over the last year as well as to look ahead and help shape a post-Covid recovery.

The events take place from December 6 and December 10 and more information can be found here.

Each event will focus on a specific topic and feature a panel of experienced specialists who will share their insider insight. The topics are New customers and new markets on Monday, Skills and recruitment on Tuesday, Engagement, communication and wellbeing on Wednesday, Managing change on Thursday and Resilience to recovery on Friday. 

Among the guest speakers and panellists will be: Mike Stevens, a senior journalist at BBC Radio Lancashire; Debbie Francis, chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership; Henri Murison, director of The Northern Powerhouse Partnership; Kate Ingram, head of regeneration and planning policy at Burnley Council; Michele Lawty-Jones, director of the Lancashire Skills Hub; Lynne Gillen, export manager at the Department for International Trade, as well as a full range of businesses leading the way in a variety of sectors.

The programme of events is the second of its kind to be organised by Lancashire Business View, following on from the highly successful Lancashire Business Day.

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and founder of Lancashire Business Week, said: “At what is a very uncertain time for many businesses, we have brought together some of the most knowledgable experts in the county to help us understand where Lancashire is today and where it can be tomorrow.

“All those who attend our events will learn more about their own organisations, but also where Lancashire is heading overall, what the opportunities are and how to make the most of them. It is also an opportunity to engage and contribute, and for everybody to have their say and help shape Lancashire’s post-pandemic recovery.”

The headline sponsor of Lancashire Business Week is CG Professional.

Lancashire Business Week is also backed by patrons, Beever and Struthers, Bigtank, Burnley.co.uk, Burnley College, Cotton Court, IN4 Group, Lancashire Skills Hub, Nugent Sante and Zigaflow.

The venue patron is AMRC, and Lexus Preston is a supporter. Social media for Lancashire Business Week is powered by Boost Business Lancashire.