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Eric Wright commits to training scheme

Preston-based Eric Wright Construction has pledged to increase its number of trainees over the next five years. Joining the 5% Club, Eric Wright aims to raise the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to five per cent…

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Marketing in a GDPR world

By Elliot Paynter, Ignition CBS. From next May, all the prospect email databases you’ve been using could become illegal. It’s likely that your customer database may too. Why? Because 25th May 2018 will see the enforcement of a new data law…

Lancashire Business Day tables and tickets on sale

Tables and individual tickets are now on sale for the first ever Lancashire Day celebrations for business. Lancashire Business Day will bring together and celebrate the county’s business community on Lancashire Day, November 27. And the event, created by the…

Dog shampoo company earns cruelty-free accreditation

Dog Hair Day has received internationally-recognised cruelty-free credentials for its shampoo range. The Lancaster firm’s products are naturally fragranced and paraben free and have earned Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS) Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny recognition. The certificate means that Dog Hair…

Rolls Royce director to share productivity advice

Dr Hamid Mughal, director of Global Manufacturing at Rolls-Royce, will visit Lancashire next week to share his thoughts and insight on productivity. He will share expertise learned from a 30-year career in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as taking…

TastyBone hosts royal visit

Blackburn-based pet company TastyBone hosted a royal visit and has been presented an award recognising its worldwide growth. Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, presented the Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade to company CEO Tony Raeburn. He also enjoyed tour of…

Signs Express wins bus station contract

Preston-based Signs Express has won the contract to design and deliver 1,500 signs for the city’s £23.3m refurbishment and redevelopment of the city’s iconic bus station. The company was appointed by Conlon Construction to deliver all the signage for the refurbished Grade…

Metamark appoints new chairman and CFO

Following the completion of a £62m management buyout earlier in the year, Metamark has appointed a new chairman and chief financial officer. James Browning, who joins as chairman, has successfully delivered three previous private-equity backed exits for their respective investors. His…

Week of free business events in Blackpool

Blackpool Council has organised a week of free events to help inform and inspire local businesses and entrepreneurs. Blackpool Enterprise Week will run in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, taking place from November 13 to 17 at venues across the…

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