Boosting Lancashire: Helping Business Leaders To Give Back

As Lancashire’s business growth hub, Boost’s role is to help ambitious Lancashire businesses realise their potential. Since July 2013, Boost has provided growth support and advice to 5,000 of these businesses across the county, creating 2,200 jobs and generating more than £74m economic activity. But another measure of Boost’s success is the number of business leaders who have received sup...

Lancaster University Business Support Adds £500m To Economy

An independent assessment has found that Lancaster University's support of local businesses has added £500m to the regional economy, creating or protecting as many as 900 jobs. The university currently leads or supports 12 European Structural and Investment Funds and has worked with 700 businesses based in Lancashire and Cumbria. Projects include the Health Innovation Campus business...

Flexible Working: The Future of Business?

Flexible working has been in the spotlight for some time, and as our workplaces take on a more digital focus, the traditional 9-5 workday is becoming increasingly impractical. Whilst certain people already benefit from flexible working practices, research has found that a large proportion of the workforce are still not being given the option to work flexibly. Michelle Bondesio, a communi...

Eden to Exhibit at North Lancs Business Showcase

The Eden Project team, who are behind bringing Eden to Morecambe Promenade, have confirmed their involvement at this year’s North Lancs Expo. Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce, organisers of the North Lancs Expo, are very pleased to announce that the Eden Project will be exhibiting at the North Lancs Expo 2019, held at Lancaster Brewery on Friday 20th September and Saturday 21st ...

Five Ways a Mentor Can Benefit Your Business

Business owners can raise their game and create growth by signing up to Boost’s Growth Mentoring support programme. Boost mentors cover a broad range of disciplines, industries and skills as well as offering expertise on their niche services. With more than 300 experienced Boost mentors to choose from, we can match you with the ideal mentor ready to support you – and the support is fully ...

Lancaster & Morecambe College Partners With Eden Project

Lancaster & Morecambe College and the Eden Project have launched a new Eden study programme as part of a suite of new educational developments in the Morecambe area. The new programme is the first fruit of a partnership that has seen the college sign a 25-year memorandum of understanding with Eden’s further and higher education wing, Eden Project Learning. The Eden Project Study ...

Business Introduction Service

The Lancaster & District Chamber offers a member introduction service, to keep you connected and hopefully share business across the District. How it works: You must have a clear idea and have researched key targets and businesses you would like to be introduced to and fit with your business plan. You must know your market and done the research; you must have a clear idea wh...

Made Smarter Leadership Programme Begins

Lancashire business leaders are the first in the country to embark on a trailblazing leadership programme designed to equip them with the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing. They are part of the Made Smarter Leadership Programme, run in collaboration with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and the government-backed £20m Made Smarter initiative for North West ...

Lancashire Companies to Take Part In Business Support Survey

High-growth Lancashire companies invited to take part in business support survey. Growing businesses in Lancashire are being invited to have their say on the support they would like to see from the private and public sectors to help them continue to scale. The ScaleUp Institute’s Scaleup Survey is the UK’s largest survey of fast-growing companies. It aims to understand what high-gr...

Available Offices | Update July 2019

ACCOMMODATION JULY 2019 We have an updated list of all of our available offices and workshops. Great central location in Lancaster.   THE BARRACKS Unit 1-3-6 240 sq ft Office Rent: £2380.00 pa exc THE CHAPEL No current availability STOREY HOUSE 3-1-1 615 sq ft Office Rent: £5845.00 pa exc 3-2-1...

Lancashire Family Businesses Sought For New Support Scheme

Starting this summer, eight family businesses in Lancashire and Cumbria will be offered an unrivalled opportunity to gain external support and expertise from successful business leaders in the region. The Be the Business Advisory Board Programme has been set up to get businesses working together to improve productivity. Meeting regularly over the course of a full year, business leaders w...

Lancashire Schools Recognised For World-Class Careers Advice

Eight schools and colleges in Lancashire have been recognised as providing world-class careers education. A further 13 schools and colleges also received awards at an event which celebrated the success of Lancashire’s Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hub, both of which have been key to achieving high levels of careers advice for young people in the county. Over 200 school and c...

Funded Summer Workshops For Young Businesses Unveiled

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub has unveiled a series of fully-funded summer workshop sessions for businesses trading for less than three years and new start-ups across the county. The events are part of the Growth Support Programme, which helps new businesses in Lancashire to achieve their growth aspirations by providing a tailored programme of masterclasses – specifically desig...

Boost Your Business With Brilliant Funded Support

Over the last six years Boost – Lancashire’s business growth hub, has helped more than 5,000 businesses across the county to grow. Boost helps people looking to start up in business, businesses finding their feet, as well as larger, more established businesses. Boost support programmes have enabled growth spanning all sectors. We help businesses as diverse as manufacturing, digital, ...

The BIBAs Finalists Announced

A pair of leading Lancashire companies are in the running for four prizes at one of the county’s leading business awards. Chemicals firm Evans Vanodine and Blackburn-based Flavour Warehouse, which trades as Vampire Vape, are all up for the prestigious Business of the Year prize at this year’s Be Inspired Business Awards, the BIBAs. Evans Vanodine, which is based on Walton Summit, is ...

Lancashire Welcomes the National Festival of Making 2019

Some of the most recognisable names in fashion, design and art will sit alongside the British creative, arts and manufacturing industries’ brave, new innovators in a series of FREE talks and panel discussions at The National Festival of Making on Fri 14 – Sun 16 June 2019 at various venues in Blackburn, Lancashire. Open to everyone and organised by Creative Lancashire, the events provide ...

Finance for Your Business

For businesses in the Lancaster District. Whether you're a new start, well established, a micro business or a big player, join Lancaster City Council and Boost Business Lancashire's Access to Finance team, to learn about the different finance options to enable your business to grow. • Are you looking for capital to expand or purchase new equipment? • Are you seeking an investor...

Scaling Without Sacrificing YourLlife

John Leach from Winning Pitch, who deliver the Growth Support Programme and Boost Bespoke programme for Boost has tips on growing your business without sacrificing your life outside work. The biggest challenge any growth-driven business owner faces… How to scale your business without sacrificing the life you deserve? “But why do you want to start up and grow your own business”, I a...

3 Storey Office Accommodation Available

We have a 3 Storey office accommodation available right here at the White Cross Business Park in Lancaster. Location: Fraser House Size: 11989 sq ft. This can be let as a whole or on a floor by floor basis. For further information on prices, contact us on 01524 585360.