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Small businesses face growing cybercrime threat

Lancashire’s small businesses are at greater risk from cyber-crime than larger enterprises, an IT expert has warned. Justin Sherwood of Seriun told an audience at Lancashire Business View’s latest networking event: “A smaller business has potentially more to lose.” He…

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Farleys recruits three solicitors

The Blacburn office of Farleys has appointed three new solicitors to serve increasing demand for its legal services. Jenny Goodwin joins the law firm’s corporate team following the completion of her training contract, while Natasha Higgins and Devora Brown joins the…
Blackburn College GEW 17 News

Blackburn students inspired by local entrepreneurs

To mark the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Blackburn College students heard stories and advice from a group of high-achieving local businesses. The Meet the Entrepreneurs event welcomed Dominic McGregor; Katy Leeson; Jacob Knowles; Tom Havlin; Adam Soliman; Alyco Mohammad; Sahina Ibrahim…
What More UK plastics News

What More UK adds 300 products

Burnley-based plastics firm What More UK has purchased TSR Plastics’ stock of moulds and associated IP. Carlo Tai, managing director of Northampton-based TSR Plastics, said the deal secured the future of a range of brands including B-Line, Kiddyland and more.…
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Harrison Drury hires private client specialist

Harrison Drury has recruited Eve Carter to lead its private client team. A specialist in Court of Protection and mental capacity issues, Eve will be based at the firm’s Preston office and will advise clients and their families across the…
Lantei Compliance Services National Contractor of the Year News

Lantei adds to awards haul

Lantei Compliance Services has won the National Contractor of the Year award at the 2017 Electrical Industry Awards. The Preston-based electrical testing outfit fought off tough competition from competitors in their industry to receive the accolade at the Royal Garden Hotel…
Phillip Hargreaves Access to Finance News

Access to Finance supports 50th business

Access to Finance, the investment body helping fund Lancashire SMEs, has helped its 50th business. A pair of deals, with PMH Digital, an e-learning and mentoring consultancy in Lytham St Annes, and My Fish Company, a wholesale seafood supplier in Fleetwood,…

Accrol to cut 89 jobs

Accrol’s latest piece of bad news is the loss of 89 jobs from its Blackburn sites. The tissue manufacturer has already suspended its shares on the AIM stock exchange and is awaiting the sentencing for a major health and safety…

International expansion earns award for Scorpion

Chorley-based Scorpion Automotive has earned an industry award in honour of its international success. The company earned the International Trade Award trophy at the annual Northern Automotive Alliance Awards. The event showcases the achievements of the region’s diverse range of vehicle manufacturers,…

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