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Mentoring programme creates 400 jobs

Boost Growth Mentoring programme has spawned a follow-up programme after helping Lancashire firms create 418 jobs. Five hundred businesses have undertaken the scheme, resulting in an estimated £7.8m of added value to the county’s economy. Available through Boost, the programme is…

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Avoiding trust disputes

Trust disputes: Acting as a trustee is often an altruistic endeavour, however if a trustee does not properly discharge their duties, they can find themselves in hot water. By Ben Wilson, associate – contentious trusts and probate, Forbes Solicitors There…

Kevin McKenna Cheetham Jackson Featured advice

The mutual benefits of employee pension provision

Employee pension provision: A recent survey by the Prudential identified that that 24 per cent of those due to retire in 2018 cannot afford to retire, a further 25 per cent will have to supplement their retirement income by continuing…

Gareth Lindsay North Lancs Training Group Appointments

New managing director for North Lancs Training Group

New Managing Director for North Lancs Training Group Accrington based training provider, North Lancs Training Group (NLTG), have appointed a new Managing Director. Gareth Lindsay took on the position on the 1st August 2018 when outgoing Managing Director, Jim Harkness…

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Work starts on £41m health innovation campus

Building work has started on a landmark £41m university health project in Lancaster. The world-leading Health Innovation Campus (HIC) will support 300 county-based SMEs in developing new and innovative digital and technological health solutions. And Northern Powerhouse minister and Lancashire…

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Confiscated prison phones recycled

Thousands of mobile phones seized from offenders in prisons across the UK have been crushed and recycled by an innovative Lancashire-based business. Around 14,000 phones, ranging from tiny devices to modern smartphones, and thousands more SIM cards, are confiscated from…

Budweiser brewery News

Brewery faces overtime ban

Workers at the AB-InBev brewery at Samlesbury are to take industrial action in a dispute over the dismissal of the site’s senior health and safety rep. Members of the GMB union will start a continuous overtime ban from Monday as…

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IT firm poised for major expansion

Preston-based specialist IT and Wi-Fi solutions business Infinium has unveiled ambitious UK expansion plans. The £5m turnover business has completed two “significant strategic acquisitions” as it looks to become a national provider of its services. It says the acquisition of…

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Great Taste Award wins for chocolatier

Mawdesley-based chocolate-maker Choc Amor has won two prestigious Great Taste Awards. The world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards celebrate the very best in food and drink. Out of 12,500 products to be judged, Choc Amor received a 2-star Great Taste…

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