The Magazine

Lancashire Business View is an independently-owned magazine published every two months. It has reported on commerce, industry and regeneration and led on bringing the Lancashire business community together county since 2005.

The magazine’s pages contain news, analysis, advice and opinion on the key issues that affect business in the county. It gives a unique look under the skin of the companies making the headlines, as well as shining a spotlight on the lesser-known success stories.

Almost all content is exclusive to Lancashire Business View, and is written by local, experienced journalists. Our aim is to inform and educate business owners and key decision makers, as well as giving them an effective platform to promote their own brands, products and services.

Any business based within the county is invited to contribute. Our forward features list highlights forthcoming key topics: each edition focus on one geographic region of the county and one key industry. Our advice sections also provide excellent opportunities for experts to share their experience and expertise.

Where the story you’re hoping to tell doesn’t match our pre-picked topics, our newsdesk is always happy to hear good news from around the county. Simply email all relevant information to

Every edition of our magazine is backed by a number of key events, including our launch parties which enable our readers to meet face-to-face with the stars of recent stories, roundtable debates, sector-specific panel discussions and more.

In addition, regular Sub36 networking events and annual awards cater for younger readers, and we host major events such as the annual Red Rose Awards and Lancashire Business Day celebrations which draw guests from across the county.

You can find out more about the events we host, as well as the events organised by Lancashire Business View Hub members, through our regularly updated calendar.

To order a single copy of Lancashire Business View, browse our back issue catalogue, or to be among the first to receive new issues, purchase an annual subscription.

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Coming up in the next edition...

May/June 2019

Below are details of the in-depth features you can get involved with. If you would like to be involved editorially in these features, tell us your stories by 5 April at
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Advertising-supported features

Our supported features are an excellent way to showcase your expertise and promote your brand to our 30,000 readers. For just £500, you’ll receive space for an editorial contribution and advertising space for your branding and key messages.

  • Business clinic: Risk management
  • How to: Access support for you business 
  • A guide to: IT and technology
Editorial features

Lancashire Hotspots: Blackburn

In this edition we turn our attention to Blackburn with Darwen. We’ll look at the growing call for a unitary authority for the east of the county – coupled with the idea of a ‘Pennine
Lancashire Pilot Plan’– working with the private sector to improve transport links, education and to help to raise aspiration. We also want to hear the success stories from businesses in the area.

Sector Focus: Tourism, hospitality and food

In this issue we will raise a glass to celebrate Lancashire’s food and drink economy and the 67.6 million visitors who spend over £1billion annually in our county. We’ll be looking at the latest trends that are shaping the tourism sector, including the rise of the ‘staycation’ and the impact that a successful Lancashire capital of culture bid could have on the industry’s fortunes.

Red Rose Awards 2019 review

Our celebration of all that is great in Lancashire’s business world is one of the highlights in the county’s calendar. We’ll have full coverage of the big event at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, spotlighting the winners and savouring the special atmosphere that the Red Rose Awards generates. From new business of the year to the international achievement award, it is truly a night to remember.

Report: Family business

Family businesses are the backbone of Lancashire’s economy. From start-ups to heritage businesses that have been in the same family hands for generations. We’ll be looking at what makes them so special, the challenges facing them in uncertain times and the opportunities that they’re looking to grasp. And we’ll be asking what are the advantages of keeping it in the family?

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