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.

Scaling Your Business. What Does It Mean?

John Leach from Winning Pitch, who deliver the Growth Support Programme and Boost Bespoke programme for Boost explains that scaling a business is about much more than rapid growth. Have you ever noticed that some words seem to shift from occasional use to being omnipresent almost overnight? It’s as if they’ve suddenly become fashionable to drop into conversation. That’s fine, vocabulary...

Giving Lancashire Firms a Boost

Did you know there is a wealth of public-funded business support available for ambitious Lancashire businesses? And, that it is delivered by equally ambitious and professional support professionals? Support services range from access to growth finance, getting advice on energy efficiency and receiving mentoring. Masterclasses in leadership, financial management, sales and marketing are al...

Lancashire Business View shortlisted | Prolific North award

Lancashire Business View has been named as a finalist in the 'news and magazine' category at the Prolific North awards which celebrate excellence in the creative and media industries across the North. The bi-monthly print magazine, with its 30,000 readers, is at the heart of the operation, and the stable of media products also includes a daily updated website; an innovative facility for r...

How Mindfulness Helps You Grow Your Business

Mindfulness is becoming more widely accepted as a valuable business skill, but this mental fitness tool can also be a key differentiator for your business.  A byproduct of training our minds, is that we learn to think and respond more creatively and strategically. These strengths are essential in the increasingly competitive and challenging business environments w...

Local Business Leaders Needed

Are you interested in becoming a Director of the Chamber? They are particularly looking for directors with expertise in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism, retail, Construction and Industry. Expressions of interest are sought from senior representatives of Member businesses interested in helping to contribute to the future development of the Chamber in North Lancashire. It is a volu...

Stress-Busting Business Mentor Gets a Boost

A Lancashire-based business mentor who helps companies look after their staff is set to expand her business after receiving support through Boost. Michelle Bondesio, originally from South Africa, established Bondesio Communications & Consulting in December 2017, to help businesses adopt a healthier working culture for their employees. She set up the business after receiving suppo...

Best of Lancashire business showcased at Red Rose Awards

Lancashire’s most impressive businesses, including a hospice, a vaping firm which sells products around the world and one of the county’s most iconic tourist destinations, have been honoured at special awards evening. The Red Rose Awards, now in their ninth year, were held at Blackpool’s iconic Winter Gardens and played out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 bu...

Countdown to new hacker headache for Lancashire businesses

Another major new technology problem is heading towards businesses in Lancashire, with around half of them thought to be affected. In January next year (2020), a large amount of standard Microsoft software reaches the end of its life. That means it will no longer be supported by Microsoft and will not be safe to use. This includes the popular Windows 7 operating system; Office 2010; ...

Business training for women expands across North West

Coinciding with International Women’s Day 2019, social enterprise, The Growing Club – a unique business education and growth programme specifically for women in business – sees an expansion across the north-west with new training locations and courses to meet the increased demand for their services. Now, the training programme has been rolled out in Kendal and Preston, making provisions f...