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Time to look at your HR policies

By Kimberley Barrett-St Vall, employment and HR partner at Napthens Solicitors. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations will make changes to the Data Protection Act 1998. Breaching the GDPR can have significant fines of up to €20m euros or 4 per…

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Breaking news…. Lancashire accountants taken over

  Lancashire-based accountancy practice Cassons has been acquired by a fast-growing £320m national group.   No figure has been put on the takeover deal. Les Nutter, managing partner at Cassons, said joining Baldwins would enable the business” to continue to…

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VisitBlackpool earns social media award

VisitBlackpool’s social media outreach has been ranked best in the North West and second in the whole of England. The VisitBlackpool team was pipped to the national winning post by Visit Lincoln in the annual English Tourism Social Media Index…

Briony Fawcett PHX Training Appointments

Briony Fawcett joins PHX Training

PHX Training has appointed Briony Fawcett to the role of contracts director as it expands its services across Preston, Blackpool and Morecambe. Briony’s role will include helping to find work for the region’s unemployed. PHX offers training under the Journey2Work and Adult…

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In need of a Boost?

By Paul Spencer, director at Haworths Chartered Accountants. Lancashire businesses now have a wide choice of funding alternatives they can explore as they look to grow and develop. The challenge is making sure that they find the right fit for…

Recycling Lives Pick-a-Part News

Recycling Lives acquires ninth site

Preston-based waste management charity Recycling Lives has taken over Pick-a-Part in Kent, securing 12 jobs. The site becomes Recycling Lives’ ninth in the UK, and the fifth the organisation has opened in 2017. The new facility will allow the firm to…

Graham Coulston-Herrmann Rosemary Glen News

Rosemary Glen doubles sales

Contract cleaning entrepreneur Graham Coulston-Herrmann has almost doubled his company’s turnover in two years. The owner of Preston-based Rosemary Glen, along with its subsidiaries Enviro Group and Dublcheck, has seen annual sales rise from £250,000 to £480,000. Graham established his…

Lancaster University Health Innovation Campus News

Lancaster University announces £41m Health Innovation Campus

Lancaster University has unveiled a major new investment in helping people live as long and as healthily as possible. The first phase of the new Health Innovation Campus will cost £41m and construction has already begun on a site adjacent…

Metamark News

Metamark to expand production capacity

Lancaster-based self-adhesive materials manufacturer Metamark has expanded the capacity of its coating line. The investment will increase production output to include new types of specialist adhesives offering its customers greatly enhanced specification choices and application specific performance. The equipment also…

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