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Pride of Place partnership to add £1bn to Blackpool economy

A new plan to create 10,000 jobs and add £1bn to the Blackpool economy is calling for government support. The Pride of Place Partnership has published the Blackpool 2030 town prospectus, which outlines plans to create 3,000 new homes, improve…

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Burnley Pioneer Place News

Burnley development gets £3.2m transport boost

Lancashire County Council has granted £3.2m of funding to improve road access to the Pioneer Place leisure and retail development. The finance will also be used for road infrastructure and related improvements needed for the project in the Curzon Street area. Pioneer…

EastZEast Lloyds News

EastZEast set for Blackburn

EastZEast is to set to expand its north west footprint, with a new location soon to open in Blackburn town centre. The Punjabi restaurant group will open its eighth and ninth locations after securing a £100,000 funding package with Lloyds.…

Paul Spencer Haworths Featured advice

Exports in their sights

The call has gone out for the UK’s small businesses to lead the country’s new export drive. It follows the launch of a new strategy by International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. By Paul Spencer, director, Haworths The aim is clear;…

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Winners and photos from the Ribble Valley Business Awards

More than 240 people attended the Stirk House in Gisburn to find out who would win the 16 trophies at the fifth Ribble Valley Business Awards. The awards are organised by Enterprising People, and Rob Carder told the guests: “There are…

EKM Fulfilmentcrowd News

Online sales giants EKM and fulfilmentcrowd join forces

Preston-based EKM and Chorley-based fulfilmentcrowd have formed a partnership to streamline online sales for ecommerce businesses. EKM has developed software which enables clients to easily build ecommerce websites, with hosting, content management, payments, product sourcing and marketing advice all included.…

Cobalt Conveyors Xolo News

Cobalt Conveyors helps with Liverpool’s giant puppet show

Engineers from Burscough-based Cobalt Conveyors helped animate a 9ft tall dog as part of the giant puppet spectacular that drew more than one million people onto the streets of Liverpool. Giant dog Xolo tried to hitch a lift on a…

Chorley Council Market Walk News

Work begins on £12m Chorley shopping centre extension

Almost five years after purchasing the site, Chorley Council has begun its £12m extension of the Market Walk shopping centre. Diggers have rolled onto the new eight-unit development, which will house an M&S Foodhall, six-screen Reel Cinema, restaurants and other new…

Connecting East Lancashire Featured advice

Sustainable transport for a more productive workforce

Reducing the number of vehicles on our roads and embracing more active modes of transport will result in a healthier and more productive workforce population. In turn, this will contribute to increased economic growth for Lancashire. With reduced carbon emissions…

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