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Businesses invited to engage with University talent at free events

Lancashire businesses are invited to meet the county’s freshest creative talent at a series of free events being held by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The Lancashire Arts Festival is a programme of degree shows, performances and events to…

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Springhill earns rare IiP Gold

Accrington-based Springhill Care Group has earned Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation, the only care organisation in the North of England to do so. Now the efforts of the care group have been captured in a video produced by Investors in People…

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80 new jobs created through Rosebud

Lancashire Rosebud Finance, which provides growth funding for businesses in the county, helped to create over 80 jobs in the year to the end of March 2017. Rosebud provided debt finance totalling £1.6m to eight Lancashire businesses during the year…

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New recruits and contract wins for LARS

2017 is shaping up well for Carnforth-based LARS Communications. The company has enjoyed a flying start to the year, leading to an ongoing recruitment drive, as the company seeks to expand. LARS, which specialises in in radio site build and antenna…

Appointments

South Ribble Council announces new chief executive

South Ribble Borough Council has appointed a new chief executive who will take up the position this summer. Heather McManus will take over the reins from interim chief executive Jean Hunter, who was drafted in for 12 months to lead a…

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Metamark completes £62m MBO

Lancaster-based sign specialist Metamark (UK) Limited has been bought from the founder shareholders, Mark Bateson and Mike Stuart, for £62m. Metamark manufactures and distributes self-adhesive sign vinyl and digital print media in the UK, Europe and around the world, employing at its…

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Chorley Group acquires 1.2 acre site

A leading Lancashire motor group is continuing its ambitious expansion plans, after successfully acquiring a 1.2 acre site in Chorley. The Chorley Group, which operates dealerships in Chorley, Preston, Wigan, Burnley and Blackpool, has purchased the land on Foxhole Road…

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PSP secures Calico contract

Peter Scott Printers (PSP) has emerged as the winning company in a bid to work with the highly esteemed Calico Group. The Burnley-based print business, which has operated in the town for almost six decades, battled stiff competition to secure…

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Employee engagement group delivers record-breaking conference

The North West Employee Engagement Group (NWEEG) gathered at Ribby Hall Conference Centre near Blackpool for its annual conference, with a new line up of expert speakers, more delegates than ever before and the first NWEEG awards presentation ceremony. More than 200…

Featured advice

Avoid HR grievances with online record-keeping

In association with How often do you find yourself searching for a hand-written note or an email with details of one your staff’s working hours, or a holiday request, or a sick note? By Tracey Murphy, managing director, HR Savvy.…

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