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Legacy Preston International Hotel celebrates its 10th anniversary

After a successful decade of serving Preston’s business and leisure community, Legacy Preston International Hotel celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Celebrations began with Prosecco and canapés, as guests entered the modern city-centre hotel. Local musician, Louise Spiteri set the scene with catchy pop and soul classics, whilst local magician Ian Edgar had all the tricks to […]

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Lancaster’s Highest Point Festival back for 2019

Lancaster’s biggest and most popular music festival Highest Point is back for 2019. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Williamson Park, the festival will return on 17th – 19th May – with a limited amount of early bird tickets available to buy now. With five stages of music and performance stages Friday 17th and Saturday […]

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Report sets out future business plan for Blackpool Airport

Aviation industry experts have produced a comprehensive report setting out the best opportunities to revive and secure the future of Blackpool Airport. The report, produced by leading airport and aviation consultant, York Aviation, makes a number of recommendations for investment in infrastructure, operations and management of the airport to ensure it remains a key transport […]

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New art space The Garage opens in Brierfield

In-Situ is excited to announce the opening of its new art space in Brierfield, at Northlight, on part of the former cotton mill site. The Garage will provide a new art space for Pendle communities and opens its doors to the public for an open day celebration on Saturday 17th November. This exciting new development […]

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Lancashire leaders confirmed for Lancashire Business Day panel

An entrepreneur who built a multimillion-pound business from his back bedroom, a CEO who has worked in some of the high street’s most iconic names, and a director from the county’s largest employer will join in a lively debate at the second ever Lancashire Business Day. The celebration of all things commerce in the county, […]

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#MyMicrogap campaign launches in the UK

Source: Visit England

VisitEngland is today (Wednesday 24 October) launching a campaign to inspire more young Brits to discover the UK by taking mini gap-year style breaks. The £2.5 million ‘Join the World – #MyMicrogap’ campaign targets young people with experiences and activities typically taken during a gap-year that can be condensed into a micro-holiday of one to […]

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Global ranking for Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is officially a world class institution. For the first time the institution has received a coveted overall World University Ranking, and also individual rankings for courses categorised as Social Sciences and Education, awarded by the Times Higher Education. The University has secured three spots in the only global university performance tables to […]

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Stanley House secures VisitEngland gold stamp of quality

  Stanley House Hotel and Spa has received a string of top industry awards and glowing assessments following a rigorous secret inspection by VisitEngland. The Mellor-based hotel has achieved an overall 4 Star rating, as well as the Gold, Breakfast and Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assures awards, combined with a performance increase in all areas […]

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Recruiter revenue doubles thanks to Boost support

  An industrial recruitment business has tripled its turnover to £3m and moved into new, larger premises after taking part in Boost’s Boost Growth Support programme. Blackburn-based Central Recruitment has also created four new jobs and significantly increased its productivity (GVA). Set up in July 2015 by Natalie Smith, the company specialises in industrial recruitment, […]

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Lancashire takes upbeat innovation, skills and productivity message to MIPIM UK

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

      Partners unite under ‘We Are Lancashire’ banner to promote inward investment opportunities across the county A range of private and public sector partners from Lancashire came together this week in London to promote inward investment opportunities across the county to potential investors, developers and employers. Led by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), […]

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More than 200 people mark launch of Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership at summit

MORE than 200 people from both sides of Pendle joined the mayors and mayoresses of Ribble Valley and Pendle in a mass march to the summit of our iconic hill.  The rain held off and the sun came out just as the walkers hit the summit plateau – illuminating the brilliant white trig point like […]

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Bowland Brewery named as Cask Ale Centre of Excellence

  Bowland Brewery has become Cask Marque’s latest Centre of Excellence, hosting training courses for the British Institute of Innkeeping Award in Beer and Cellar Quality (ABCQ) qualification. The brewery, based at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe, Lancashire will host four courses in 2019. Attendees will experience a tour of the brewery, in addition to learning […]

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