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Morecambe firm donates laptops to help Ukrainian refugees stay in touch with home

A MORECAMBE firm has answered a call to help Ukrainian refugees currently staying in North Lancashire to work and to stay connected with families at home. ICT Reverse, based on White Lund Industrial Estate, has donated a number of laptops to the Caton and Friends for Ukraine community support group to help families remain in […]

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Boost launches dedicated women in enterprise hub

A dedicated new online hub has been launched to coincide with the release of a detailed report about the challenges faced by women in business and leadership in Lancashire. The Women in Enterprise Hub has been funded and launched by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. It provides details of current female business support and events […]

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Trio of business leaders joins growing network of Lancashire Ambassadors

Marketing Lancashire, the county’s destination management organisation (DMO) and founder of the Lancashire Ambassadors, is pleased to welcome three new business leaders. Helen Clayton, partner at Blackburn and Bury-based chartered accountancy, business advisory and financial planning, Zak Khan co-owner of Accrington-based Euro Energy Group and Richard Few, the founder and Chief Geek of Blackburn-based Sales […]

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Half a million pounds to distributed to local community projects across South Ribble

Source: South Ribble Borough Council

South Ribble Borough Council has awarded an incredible £500,000 to be distributed to 21 local community groups and projects – right across the borough.  The cash – made up from council underspend and cash reserves – was allocated last month and the teams at the council are now in the process of distributing the funds.  […]

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Blackburn with Darwen Council has revealed its ‘compelling’ bids for £40m of Levelling-Up Funding

Source: Blackburn with Darwen Council

Blackburn with Darwen Council  has outlined how the first £20m would be used to accelerate the first phase of its £250m masterplan for Blackburn town centre – the largest development of its kind in the North West. A successful LUF bid would unlock plans for a brand new £60m skills and education campus of national […]

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Lancashire local directory business undergoes job creating management buyout using Rosebud loan

A Preston-based business which operates a number of local business directories is aiming for expansion and looking to increase full time staff numbers after undergoing a management buyout with the help of a Rosebud loan. Home Handbooks operates six high-quality directories in the Greater Preston area on an 18-month cycle, with local tradesman and other […]

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Major Lancaster heritage project creates new job opportunities

Job opportunities are being created as part of a major heritage project reflecting on Lancaster’s links to the transatlantic slave trade. Immediate recruitment has begun for nine exciting roles to work on Facing the Past which begins in September.  Further creative roles will follow in the autumn. The project is looking for freelancers to devise and […]

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West Lancashire tomatoes are order of the day for SPAR customers

SPAR customers across the North of England have a new range of tasty tomatoes to buy from Lancashire growers including Flavourfresh Salads. Plum on the vine tomatoes have been strong sellers this month since landing on the shelves of SPAR stores that are serviced by James Hall & Co. Ltd in the North of England […]

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Bowland Brewery reports record year-end results

Clitheroe-based brewery, Bowland Brewery, has reported a 21.5% rise in turnover to hit a record £1.7m for FY 2021/22 against pre-COVID year FY 2018/19, while profits more than doubled with a 109.5% increase to £229,000. The family-run brewer of premium cask ales has sold over 1.1m pints of cask, 400,000 bottles and directly supplies pubs, […]

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Ground-breaking first psychology cohort graduates from UCLan

The first cohort of students on a ground-breaking programme aimed at tackling a shortage of psychological professionals in the NHS have graduated from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). More than half of the graduating students on the Postgraduate Diploma Associate Psychological Practitioner (PGDip APP) donned their academic caps and gowns and took to UCLan’s […]

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Rossendale seeks £17m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund

Source: Rossendale Council

Rossendale Council is seeking £17m from the new Levelling Up Fund (LUF) from the Government to assist with major developments across the borough.  A Levelling Up Board made up of large businesses, smaller- scale entrepreneurs, creatives, community groups and key public sector partners like Rossendale Council, Lancashire County Council and the Nelson & Colne College Group, have […]

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The Friends of Blackpool Grand unveil a tribute to Sir Ken Dodd OBE

The Friends of Blackpool Grand Theatre unveiled a tattyfilarious tribute to the Master of Mirth and comedy legend, Sir Ken Dodd OBE, today (Friday 22 July). The Friends of The Grand commissioned a special bronze sculpture from renowned artist Graham Ibbeson to commemorate their famous founding member, which will be housed in pride of place […]

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