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World-Leading Creatives Head to The National Festival of Making Talks

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. Organised by Creative Lancashire and open to all, […]

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Celebrates ICON’s First Birthday

On the 25th May 2018, an ICON was born. After 43,800 hours of planning, Blackpool Pleasure Beach opened on the UK’s first double launch rollercoaster. A rollercoaster that has the same G force level as a Formula 1 car, one of the quickest accelerating vehicles in the world. This weekend will mark the ICONic first […]

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Family run market specialists are on the hunt for a new trader

The search for a new trader is on, as market specialist Crafty Vintage is looking for a new maker or seller to help mentor and get their business off the ground. Packed with purveyors of classic vintage, collectables and retro wares, this social gathering of various vintage market offerings has popped up all over Lancashire, […]

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Preston bamboo flooring business sees sustainable growth

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

A Preston-based bamboo flooring specialist has growth aspirations to recruit six employees after receiving advice from Boost – Lancashire’s business growth hub. David Lord set up Bamboo Family Co Ltd in 2018 importing bamboo flooring from China which he then distributes throughout the UK. David had taken early retirement after being diagnosed with MS but […]

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South Ribble manufacturer gets boost with mentoring support

Source: Boost Business Lancashire

Pet and personal care products manufacturer Group55 Ltd has increased turnover by more than 40% and created twelve new jobs after receiving mentoring support from Boost – Lancashire’s business growth hub Stephen Turner, who first started up in business at the age of 25, formed Group55 in 1999, initially selling pest control products online. Over […]

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Highest Point concludes with over 15,000 people attending

Sister Sledge and The Zutons wowed crowds at Williamson Park with more than 15,000 people flooding into Williamson Park for Lancaster’s Highest Point Festival. Some of the biggest talent Lancaster had ever seen made their way to the park to experience music from ​110 artists​ across five stages. Further enhancing its standing in the festival circuit, […]

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Blackpool Transport trains 70 employee wellbeing ambassadors

Blackpool Transport Services (BTS) has shown its commitment to employees and customers by developing and delivering a comprehensive mental and physical wellbeing training programme for the benefit of staff and the wider community. BTS employs over 650 staff to operate both buses and trams within Blackpool and the Fylde. There are 70 volunteers from across […]

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UCLan academics named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy. Dr Ivan McGlen and Professor Karen Wright from the School of Nursing are two of the Nation’s Lifesavers – the top 100 individuals or groups based in universities whose work is saving lives and […]

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Campaigns launched as part of Lancaster Canal bicentenary birthday celebrations

As part of the Lancaster Canal Bicentenary celebrations, the Canal & River Trust is asking the public to help with two important initiatives during 2019. It is asking people to help with a project to reinstate all of the milestones along the waterway and to capture the 41-mile canal’s story by taking part in a […]

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Work starts on £12m Aerospace Enterprise Zone

Source: Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Work has started on a new £12m facility at Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone, marking the latest phase in its development as a national centre of excellence for advanced engineering and manufacturing. Representatives from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Lancashire County Council (LCC) and BAE Systems attended the ground-breaking ceremony at BAE Systems’ new asset management […]

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An invitation to Preston businesses

Preston Partnership’s next event, ‘Preston, Looking in’, will take place in just under a month’s time. Andrew Carter, Chief Executive of the national think take Centre for Cities, will be presenting, followed by a panel discussion and opportunity for questions and networking. Hosted by the Preston Marriott Hotel, the event which takes place 6 June […]

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UCLan announces new Vice-Chancellor

Professor Graham Baldwin, currently Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Employer Engagement at Solent University in Southampton, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). UCLan’s David Taylor CBE, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Board, announced the appointment would be approved, subject to formal ratification by the University Board, on […]

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