Conference will give Lancashire a boost

21 February 2017

Leading business organisation, Downtown Lancashire in Business, will host its fifth annual BOOST business conference on Tuesday 21st March at Brockholes conference centre; and Downtown boss Frank McKenna is promising a positive and inspiring event for the expected 100 private sector leaders who will be in attendance attend.

A young entrepreneur who has taken a business idea from his back bedroom to a multi- million-pound concern; decision makers from the Local Enterprise Partnership and Lancashire County Council with a detailed presentation on the Northern Powerhouse agenda; a focus on the county’s growing digital sector; and tips on how you can grow your business, are among the highlights of this half-day conference.

Mr McKenna said: “I am delighted that the leader of the county council Jennifer Mein and the chief executive of Marketing Lancashire Ruth Connor are joining us. The county has significantly raised its profile during the past twelve months on the national and international stage. This has meant genuine progress in terms of Lancashire place within the Northern Powerhouse initiative, and there are real benefits for business directly linked to the powerhouse project.

“Luke Massie of Vibe tickets has a fascinating business journey to share with us. Melanie Fourie will be giving her expert insights into raising finance for aspirational businesses. Antony Chesworth from Blackburn based EKM Strategic Partnership will share his experiences as the founder and CEO of one of Lancashire’s most innovative businesses.

“There is, quite literally, something for everyone who has plans to build a high growth business. From entrepreneurs who have done it to experts who can signpost you to advice and support, this conference has it all.”

There will also be an opportunity for event delegates to connect with other business leaders in the special ‘market place’ exhibition space.

For further details of the conference, please contact roger.jonas@downtowninbusiness.com

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