Developing a Strategic Marketing Proposition for Lancashire

Invitation To Tender Developing a Strategic Marketing Proposition for Lancashire Project Brief Overview The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made significant progress since it was established in 2011, building a portfolio of major strategic work programmes including: One of the largest Growth Deal allocations in the country, supporting a range of local economic development s...

Local support back on offer for business through Growth Hubs

Recent government figures show that for the first time in the UK there are now over 5m private sector businesses, an increase of 330,000 from 2013. There is therefore a renewed focus on ensuring that the right support is available to help fledgling businesses grow into substantial and long term enterprises. What is the right way to support both start-ups and growth? Looking at over 20 coun...

Lancashire firms planning for job creation

Almost nine out of 10 Lancashire businesses (86%) are planning to create new jobs in 2015 compared to 68% who had the same intention last year, according to a survey conducted by Boost Business Lancashire. The Lancashire Growth Forecast 2015 has found that half of businesses (50%) are also planning significant investment in developing a product or service this year, up from 26% in 2014. More ...

White Cross new cycle facilities

Businesses team up for new cycling facilities More than 50 companies based at a Lancaster business park have teamed up with Lancashire County Council to get new cycling facilities. White Cross Business Park has been granted the funding fromLancashire County Council's Sustainable Travel Team to create new showers and bike storage facilities. The business park i...

The Lancaster 'Space'

and the Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (LAMM) by Mark Keating In March there will be the launch of a new initiative on the White Cross Industrial Estate, the Lancaster 'Space' the home of the Lancaster and Morecambe Makers (LAMM). We will be having an official Launch on the 27th March with special guests from Lancashire County Council and an open invitation to all local busi...

Improving engineering careers - smaller companies

Colleagues in BIS have provided me with details regarding the above fund that is designed to support skills investment in small and medium sized engineering companies. I wanted to ensure that all hubs were aware of the opportunity that this fund could provide to small and medium sized engineering businesses in their areas. “Improving Engineering Skills in Smaller companies …#...

North West start-ups access over £1m

Enterprise4All (North West) Ltd, a business support agency in Lancashire, has hit a major milestone in helping over 150 new businesses secure over £1M loan funding with investment through the government-backed Start Up Loans scheme. "We see the Start Up Loans programme as a great addition to our existing portfolio of services," said Enterprise4Alls Chief Executive Rafik Adam. "Many of the bu...

Business is GREAT Britain and BT launch competition

We would like to call on your support in helping us raise awareness of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition Last year, Government’s Small Business:GREAT Ambition paper outlined its commitment to make it easier for small businesses to start and grow. The success of small businesses is central to the Government’s long term economic plan. Having motivational case stu...

Tech Partnership Training Fund

Providing funding for employers to invest in IT training What is the Tech Partnership Training Fund? The Tech Partnership Training Fund provides funding for employers to invest in IT training. The purpose is to stimulate increased investment in training which supports business growth and competitiveness. This fund is available as a result of a successful bid into the government’s Employer O...

PhD student interested to work with SMEs

PhD student interested to work with SMEs, to enhance research work, particularly those who have/are implementing Lean principles and processes. Joseph Bujak has 30 plus years' experience in the manufacture of friction material components for the commercial vehicle sector. He is a certificated A1 Trainer/Assessor and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Manufacturing Managemen...

Business Resilience for Sustainability

Business Resilience for Sustainability 27 November 2014 Cotton Court,Church St, Preston, Lancashire PR1 3BY Disruptions to business can be costly. Loss of connectivity, missing data, delays in supplies or absent staff can create situations ranging from customer inconvenience through to loss of critical contracts. This workshop will help you to identi...

£5.6m workforce training programme launched for businesses

Thousands of businesses and employees across Lancashire are set to benefit from free workforce training after Lancashire County Council launched a new £5.6 million programme which will be delivered by some of the county’s leading training providers. Lancashire Skills Support for the Workforce (LSS) aims to support 3,817 employees aged 19 and over who are working in the county’s small and medi...

Like - Share - Follow us!

Today we have launched our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter . If you have a personal or business account get Liking , Sharing and Following our page. We will have regular news updates being posted on them keeping you up to date with the business world. You can visit our social media sites by following the links below or at the bottom of our website: https://www.facebook...

Collaborate with the Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Second Cycle Launch, 27th October, 5:30-8pm, Lancaster University Management School We would like to invite you to the launch of the second cycle of the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme. The programme provides UK companies with a significant package of support worth more than £70,000 to develop R&D partnerships with Chinese counterparts in...

Lancashire’s best business idea to get flying start

A competition has been launched to find Lancashire’s best new business idea as part of a wider initiative to support fledgling firms in the county. Boost Business Lancashire, the county’s £7.2m growth hub, has joined forces with Winning Pitch and provider of flexible business accommodation, Bizspace, to launch the ‘Flying Start’ competition which offers the county’s most promising start-up bu...