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Blackpool hotel goes Bespoke

Bespoke Hotels has secured a lease to operate Blackpool’s Lyndene Hotel from Fragrance Group, which purchased the property this month. Following the acquisition of the town’s Imperial Hotel in January, The Lyndene forms part of a significant and ongoing expansion into…

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Blackpool Illuminations launched for 2017

Laser beams and pyrotechnics lit up Blackpool Promenade as the resort celebrated the switch-on event of the 2017 Blackpool Illuminations season. Dance group Diversity and Star Trek TV star Jason Isaacs headlined the event, which included lights, fireworks and confetti to kick-start 66…


IoD seeks new chair

The Institute of Directors in the North West has launched the hunt for its new chair. The search comes ahead of the departure of incumbent Chair Mike Perls; the MC2 founder will complete his three-year tenure this December, paving the…


Lancashire Forum helps Logma to growth and job creation

A Lancashire software solutions company has created five new jobs and increased its profits following support from a Lancaster University-led business growth programme. Chorley-based Logma Systems Design, which provides bespoke and off-the-shelf software to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs),…


East Lancs Hospitals to assist struggling Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been called in to assist North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals by NHS Improvement. NLaG has been placed in special measures for quality and finance earlier this year, and its is hoped that ELHT will be able to…


Surefreight opens new Heysham depot

Surefreight has cut the ribbon on a new £1.3m depot at Heysham Port, an investment made by the haulage firm intended to improve port accessibility for businesses and consumers across the country. To mark the event, 300 guests were given a first…


Fairpoint subsidiary sold

Debt Free Direct, a subsidiary of the troubled Fairpoint Group, has been sold out of administration. Sandy Kinninmonth, Lindsey Cooper and Chris Ratten from RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP were appointed Joint Administrators on 1 September 2017. Debt Free Direct Ltd, based in…


Haleys announces two senior appointments

Haleys Business Advisers have made two significant appointments in addition to extending the office space and facilities on its business campus in Whitestake, Preston. John Fisher has been appointed sales and marketing director, responsible for the promotion of Haleys wide…


Burnley Business Week returns with free workshops

Burnley Business Week is returning for a sixth year, hosting free seminars, training sessions and mastercalsses from October 9 to 13 this year. The workshops will be run by business experts to help businesses grow and to help those who…

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