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Chorley Council launches new Business Energy Support Grant

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

A new grant from Chorley Council will support local businesses to meet sustainability goals, improve efficiency, increase profitability and reduce energy costs. The Business Energy Support grant is open to applications from businesses operating across Chorley borough. The Business Energy Grant can be used to fund equipment, identified by an Energy Audit, that will deliver […]

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Lancaster University Management School backs new Family Business Tourism Award

A new family-focused award, celebrating Lancashire families who own or run a tourism or hospitality businesses in Lancashire, has been created by Marketing Lancashire in partnership with the Centre for Family Business in Lancaster University Management School. The annual Lancashire Tourism Awards celebrate the £3.51billion* contribution that the sector makes to the local economy, as […]

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97th Blackpool Dance Festival provided £6m boost for local economy

The 97th Blackpool Dance Festival has been hailed as ‘an event to remember for years to come’ and provided a £6m boost for local economy.  The organisers of the Blackpool Dance Festival have thanked the 2000+ couples who travelled from over 50 countries to take part in the world’s largest and longest-running event in Blackpool’s […]

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VisitEngland reveals Awards for Excellence 2023 winners

VisitEngland has announced the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence 2023, celebrating the tourism industry’s brightest stars. The 20 Gold Award winners were announced at an evening ceremony on 7 June hosted by Alex Polizzi at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, in categories ranging from ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ […]

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Complete University Guide places Lancaster in UK top ten and best in North West

Lancaster University has taken tenth position in a national league table, released on Thursday 7 June 2023. Retaining its place as the Complete University Guide’s best higher education institution in North West England, Lancaster is up one place on last year, ranking tenth out of 130 universities across the UK. Lancaster also scored highly for a […]

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Elgra Furniture commits to supporting Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone

Today, Elgra Furniture has reaffirmed their commitment to the borough’s young people by becoming a Youth Zone Bronze Patron. Alongside a financial donation to Youth Zone, they will continue to support the charity with vital advice and guidance as both centres undergo significant redevelopment and enhancement over the next 2 years. Mark Lomas at Elgra […]

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Wyre Council invites local input into study on future improvements to Poulton town centre

Source: Wyre Council

Wyre Council has commissioned a study to consider how Poulton town centre might be improved and your feedback is needed! The study aims to address any potential future challenges and opportunities for Poulton town centre and to ensure the economic wellbeing of the town so that it can better meet the needs of its local […]

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Nurse Manager of Stonyhurst receives prestigious award

The Nurse Manager at Stonyhurst has received a prestigious national award in recognition of her contribution to nursing practice. Claire Ashworth has been awarded the Chief Nursing Officer Gold Award by NHS England for going above and beyond, demonstrating safeguarding excellence for tenacity around information sharing and Child Protection – Information Sharing (CP-IS). The award […]

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Blackpool Transport Hosts Recruitment Open Day

Blackpool Transport are hosting an open recruitment day on Friday 16th June for Bus Drivers, Trainee Bus Drivers, Tram Drivers, Conductors and Engineers. The event will take place from 10am until 4pm at Starr Gate Tram Depot. They are offering competitive pay, flexible working hours and part-time options for selected job roles. The recruitment day will involve talking to […]

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Thousands flock to Accrington for Food and Culture Festival  

Over 12,000 people flocked to Accrington town centre for the spectacular Accrington Food & Culture Festival on Saturday 3rd June. The event, sponsored by North Lancs Training Group (NLTG), Hyndburn Borough Council, Cardboard Box Company and Financial Affairs, was officially opened by the Mayor of Hyndburn, before a sensational day of entertainment including live cooking demonstrations, […]

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The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2023 – now open for applications

The Lancashire Tourism Awards – the only county-wide awards for tourism and hospitality businesses Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation (DMO), has now opened applications for this year’s competition to find the very best tourism and hospitality businesses in Lancashire; supported once again by Headline Sponsor, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Louise McArdle, Head […]

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Bidding round goes live for Preston’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund Projects

Source: Preston City Council

Preston City Council has launched a competitive commissioning round to identify partners to deliver key elements of Preston’s investment plan for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). Preston City Council received an allocation of £5.2m from the UKSPF to invest in projects that will benefit the city’s businesses, residents and communities by building pride of […]

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