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Restart Grant opens for Preston businesses

Source: Preston City Council

A new government grant scheme to support businesses closed during lockdown is now open for applications. The ‘Restart Grant’ provides businesses in a number of sectors including non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure and personal care with a one off payment to support local businesses and help them reopen safely. Adrian Phillips, Chief Executive of Preston […]

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Burnley BID launch campaign to ensure people can re-discover the town safely

The Burnley Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a campaign, Re-Discover Burnley Town Centre, to encourage people to shop and support local as restrictions are eased from Monday 12th April. Safety measures and guidelines have been implemented so that everyone can feel safe about returning to the town centre and visiting non-essential businesses that are […]

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UClan recognised for local regeneration, enterprise and research partnerships

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) dedication to local regeneration, enterprise and research partnerships has been recognised by a new national framework. In the first Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF), UCLan scored in the top 20% of all English higher education providers in three areas – local growth and regeneration; skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship; and working […]

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National funding for UCLan-led stroke research project

The UK’s largest nurse-led stroke research team has been awarded prestigious funding to investigate end-of-life care for stroke patients. The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Dr Clare Thetford and Professor Liz Lightbody will lead the team, in collaboration with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR) and institutions across the country, to research improving end-of-life […]

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EKM ranked among world’s best employers

Lancashire ecommerce platform EKM has been ranked as one of the world’s best companies to work for after receiving a glowing independent review. The firm, which employs over 80 team members, received a three-star rating from Best Companies. It’s the highest score achievable and is reserved for ‘world class’ employers. EKM built an online platform […]

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VEKA is leading the way in the future of recycled PVCu

This month, VEKA plc has unveiled plans to grow usage of recycled material beyond its existing Infinity system. VEKA has been the industry leader in recycling and sustainability throughout its history with the first VEKA recycling plant opening in Germany in 1993. In 2007, VEKA Recycling opened its doors, the UK’s first windows recycling plant. […]

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Ribby Hall Village’s Recruitment Drive – with up to 26 Positions available across the Business

Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire’s only five-star Holiday Village plans to commence it’s phased re-opening, safely welcoming back day visitors, overnight guests and holiday homeowners from Monday 12 April 2021. Behind the scenes, Ribby Hall Village is starting to safely welcome back their teams from furlough and their recruitment drive continues in earnest, with up to […]

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Lancashire’s food and drink manufacturers important in Covid recovery

Lancashire’s food and drink manufacturing sector can play a key role in the county’s economic recovery from Covid-19, a national retail expert has claimed. Suzi Wynne, managing director at Wynne Business, works with national retailers including Waitrose, the Co-Operative and Tesco. She specialises in helping growing food and drink manufacturers to target contracts with supermarket […]

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New partnership to develop cricket in the county

Source: Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Cricket have officially agreed to work together to support the delivery of local, regional and national cricket in Lancashire. The project, which is a unique partnership between the county council and the professional cricket club, will also look to develop a second home for the club’s teams and bring together […]

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Chorley’s major improvement projects set for this year

Source: Chorley Council

2021 is set to be the year several major improvement projects across the borough come to life. This comes following the council’s commitment to look ahead past the pandemic and to plan for the future of the borough; delivering continued investment in making Chorley a better place to work, live and play. Having allocated investment […]

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Lancashire social enterprise and Premier Inn launch Zzzoovet

A Lancashire social enterprise business has teamed up with the biggest name in the UK hotel industry to produce a one-of a kind-product for remote workers looking for Premier Inn comfort. With many of us finding it hard to get out of bed when working from home, and half of us claiming to have made […]

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Young People present outdoor exhibition in Morecambe

Co-producers of the Digital Arts Festival, Lancashire Youth Challenge, More Music and the Prop Up Project, are working in partnership with GRAFT to present Voices: Sparking Conversation in Art, an outdoor exhibition of artworks by three emerging Black artists. The exhibition aims to promote Black artists as part of a creative response to racial inequality in the Arts and the wider Black […]

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