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Preston Guild legacy festival Lancashire Encounter brings culture and arts to city centre

Established in 2015 as a legacy of the famous Preston Guild celebrations, the Lancashire Encounter Festival has succeeded in delivering a plethora of fascinating, profound and exciting performances along with cultural experiences to Preston city centre. This year’s festival is set to be just as extraordinary. Preston Guild celebrations date back to 1179 when King Henry […]

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TV duo among UCLan’s new honorary award recipients

Two well-known television celebrities with links to the red rose county are among five people being recognised with honorary awards from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Former Doctor Who companion, Blue Peter presenter and Crufts’ commentator Peter Purves and The Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant will take to the stage in Preston […]

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UCLan ranked third in UK for mental health support

University also came top for the percentage of students who are the most satisfied with the mental health support available to them. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been ranked third in the UK for the mental health support it gives to students. In the first ever University Mental Health League Table, published today […]

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Lancaster sustainability firm sees four-fold growth and targets international market after Rosebud loan

A Lancashire organisation which helps companies to improve their sustainability is targeting US expansion after experiencing a four-fold increase in turnover with the support of a business loan from Rosebud. TBL Services, based at Lancaster University, has also increased its headcount from two to 11 since receiving the loan in early 2020. The consultancy was […]

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Temporary car park to close as work begins on Preston city centre development

The temporary Market Surface car park will be permanently closed next month as preparations for a major new city centre development begin.  The Animate scheme will see the creation of a cinema, bars and restaurants and construction is due to commence later this year. Set for completion in early 2024, the purpose-built entertainment venue will […]

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Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe is awarded Taproom of the Year 2022

Bowland Beer Hall, based at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe was named Taproom of the Year at the National Pub and Bar Awards 2022 on Wednesday 22nd June. The prestigious presentations took place at 30 Euston Square in London on Wednesday 22nd June and were attended by the 94 County Winners, who were selected and announced earlier […]

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Burnley College students to gain work experience at Burnley Business Awards

Source: Burnley Borough Council

The Burnley Business Awards are just around the corner and students from Burnley College form part of the team who is making the event happen. Held at Towneley Hall on Thursday 30th June, the awards will see some 500 members of the Burnley business community come together to celebrate success stories over the past three […]

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Marketing Lancashire appoints Interim Chair of the Board

Andrea Challis, joint owner and CEO of one of Lancashire’s most popular and successful holiday park operators, The Partington Group, has been appointed by the Board of Marketing Lancashire to the role of Interim Chair of Marketing Lancashire. She became a Director of the Board of Marketing Lancashire in 2019 and has been very active […]

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Family-Owned Retailer Launches “The Booths Accelerator”

Source: Booths

A new mentorship and support programme to help aspiring Food and Drink Businesses The Booths Accelerator will be announced on the 27th of June at Fine Food North in Harrogate, a showcase of over 150 of the finest food and drink producers across the UK. Booths are set to invest via mentorship, product and retail […]

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Eaves Hall in Clitheroe is crowned Best Wedding Venue in Lancashire

Eaves Hall in West Bradford near Clitheroe was named Best Wedding Venue in Lancashire at County Brides’ North West Wedding Awards 2022 last night. The glittering ceremony took place at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire on Wednesday 15th June and was attended by the best in the wedding industry from across the […]

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Forbes Solicitors Promotes Four New Partners

Source: Forbes Solicitors

Forbes Solicitors has announced the promotion of four new partners as part of 18 promotions across the firm. Jenny Burke and Nick Hodgson become the firm’s third and fourth partners in Forbes’ 13-strong corporate and restructuring team, while Gemma Duxbury in the governance, procurement and information team, and Craig MacKenzie in the crime team, have […]

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Winter Gardens Blackpool Victorious at Red Rose Awards 2022

Source: Blackpool Entertainment Company Ltd

Winter Gardens Blackpool has prevailed at Lancashire Business View’s Red Rose Awards, winning the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award. The Red Rose Awards are held in the Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens Blackpool every year, and play out in front of an audience of more than 1,000 business professionals. This 2022 event saw the awards celebrated […]

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