Welcome to LBV Hub – Lancashire Business View’s online community.

LBV Hub allows members to showcase their products and services, promote the good news emerging from their businesses and list any events they’re hosting. All participating businesses are also included in the ever-expanding business directory – searchable by any visitor to this website.


In January 2017, Lancashire Business View, launched an improved version of the hub which is now available to all members. Additional benefits include your LBV print subscription and ability to add links back to your own site. Click here for more information and to join now!

Recent Hub Articles


The North v South marketing agency divide – Which should you choose?

I know what you’re thinking, a northern marketing agency writing a comment piece on whether to choose a northern or southern agency for your business. No points for guessing which side of the debate we fall on. However, if you…

Why businesses don’t do SEO, and perhaps why they should

Although SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is an established global phenomenon in marketing that continues to change the landscape of today’s online world, there are many businesses that still choose not to do it. Why, you ask? From not having the…
Tom Smith Forbes Featured advice

A debtors charter?

By Tom Smith, partner and head of dispute resolution, Forbes Solicitors. On 1 October 2017, the all new, snappily entitled Pre Action Protocol for Debt Claims came into force, codifying the behaviour that the courts will expect from creditors before…
Expert View

Back to basics – don’t neglect Employment Contracts

When it comes to employing staff, having contracts of employment in place is a fairly rudimentary process. Or so you might think… Despite the increasingly litigious nature of the workplace, many companies remain relatively relaxed about issuing and keeping record…

Clifton Trade Bathrooms makes a splash with new website

North West based bathroom suppliers Clifton Trade Bathrooms have launched their brand new brochure website, thanks to local web experts <…

PM+M acts for WHT Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Metaltech Ltd

The Corporate Finance team at PM+M – the Blackburn based chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group – along with Forbes Solicitors’ Corporate team, have acted for the Bury-based heat treatment arm of WHT Holdings Limited in its acquisition…

Creativeworld partners with All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife

We are thrilled to finally announce our partnership with All4Maternity and The Practising Midwife!  After working with both Sheena and Anna Byrom on a…

Bespoke software solutions from Blue Wren

  Better software makes your business more effective and productive, helping you take off. As a growing business, it is hard enough to succeed without being weighed down by ineffective software. Maybe your existing software dictates the way you work.…

Make a Will ‘watertight’ with top tips

Preparing a Will should be done properly to avoid the need for correcting costly mistakes later, a solicitor is warning. Karen Yates, solicitor in the Wills & Estate Planning team at regional law firm Napthens, warns that Wills are complex…

DRN joins forces with Will Aid

Throughout November we will be donating our time to support Will Aid, by offering a basic Will writing service free of charge in lieu of a donation to the Will Aid charity. If you need a new Will, then now is…

every1 to develop online presence for The Consultant Hub

Lancashire digital marketing agency every1 has been appointed to help manage the online presence of business …

Partner promotion for commercial property lawyer

Regional law firm Napthens has announced a Commercial Property solicitor is to step up from associate to the role of partner. Stephen Bell, who joined Napthens in 2014, has been named a partner to mark his contribution to the business.…

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