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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


Pensions & Tax relief: Don’t let your employees miss out!

  Pensions & Tax Relief: Don’t Let Your Employees Miss Out!   According to HMRC’s latest statistics, pension contributions increased by almost 20% in the 2015/16 tax year compared to the previous year. In addition to this, due to automatic…


Blue Wren hosts hackathon with UCLan and St Catherine’s Hospice

Software development students from UCLan attended a Hackathon at Blue Wren, Friday 17th November. Blue Wren’s software developers collaborated with UCLan students to produce prototype software solutions for St. Catherine’s Hospice. Blue Wren, the software and web agency, have a…

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, cancer, and the workplace

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Cancer, and The Workplace. Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (National Cancer Institute). It is highly likely therefore that in any workplace someone will be…


Motoring boss races into winning position

The Managing Director of Hippo Motor Group not only has the talent for setting up a successful motor leasing and sales company, he’s also pretty handy behind the wheel himself.   Taking part in the WRGB National Rally, Thomas Preston…


Award-winning chef back on the menu at the Assheton Arms

Lancashire Life’s Chef of the Year is cooking up a storm in the kitchen at the Assheton Arms, with the support of a new front of house management team.   Antony Shirley, executive chef at the Seafood Pub Company was…


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…

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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…

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