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Lancashire heat pumps company on course to treble in size after expansion into new warehouse

A Preston based heat pump distribution company is aiming to continue its expansion following a sustained period of growth and is on course to treble its revenue over a two-year period. Freedom Heat Pumps, which won this year’s Scaleup Award at the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs), opened a new 15,000 sq ft warehouse facility […]

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Aliens land in Clitheroe for top new television comedy

Source: Ribble Valley Borough Council

A top new television comedy about an alien invasion of Clitheroe lands on TV screens later this month. We Are Not Alone, written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, of Ghosts and Horrible Histories fame, and produced by Big Talk, which has been behind numerous TV hits, most recently The Outlaws, explores the culture clash […]

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UCLan and Marketing Lancashire launches Student, Hospitality and Tourism award.

Source: Marketing Lancashire Ltd

Today (Wednesday 16th November 2022), a partnership between Marketing Lancashire, the county’s official tourist board and destination management organisation, and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have announced a new award seeking a hospitality, events and tourism Student of the Year. The Hospitality, Events and Tourism Student of the Year award will form part of the […]

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Christmas in Chorley already proving popular

Christmas may be weeks away but already people are keen to spend it in Chorley with tickets for various festive activities in high demand.  Even with more choice than ever being offered for Pantomime performances and opportunities to see Santa, tickets are being snapped up quickly.  Councillor Peter Wilson, Deputy Leader of Chorley Council said […]

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HAPPA is in the running for a Countryside Alliance Award

Source: Horses and Ponies Protection Association

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for a Rural Oscar in the Rural Enterprise category. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise, and heritage through our small […]

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Fantastic line up for Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2022

Marketing Lancashire has today announced a fantastic line-up for the Taste Lancashire food & drink conference 2022, taking place at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe on Tuesday 15th November. The growing list of speakers now includes Hairy Biker, Si King whose Lancashire tour in 2021 for “Hairy Bikers Go North’ catapulted to fame several Lancashire food producers. The event will […]

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North west businesses forecast revenue growth in 2023

Source: Forbes Solicitors

5% of north west businesses expect revenues to rise in research conducted to launch new report. Eighty-five per cent of northwest-based small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) are confident their revenue will grow over the next 12 months despite the challenging economic conditions, according to new research by law firm, Forbes Solicitors.  UK expansion, organic growth, and research and development […]

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Pound to park during Blackpool’s extended Christmas season

Source: Blackpool Council

Blackpool is to introduce discounted parking over several weeks in the run-up to Christmas, to encourage people to enjoy a spectacular line-up of festive entertainment. Blackpool Council is offering residents and visitors the opportunity to park for three hours for just a pound on most of its car parks*.  The offer runs from November 18 to […]

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Lancaster turned on a light extravaganza

Source: Light Up Lancaster

Lancaster turned into an illuminated city of delight for two days last week. Light Up Lancaster recorded tens of thousands of visits to the city centre on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the festival and fantastic visitor numbers to the fireworks viewing areas on the Saturday evening. Ten years since the festival first lit […]

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Lancashire Business Day returns with in-person live celebration

Source: Lancashire Business View

Lancashire Business Day – the celebration of all organisations that call the red rose county their home – returns on November 25 with its first in-person event in two years. Taking place from 12pm, the special afternoon will feature inspiring talks, informative debates and networking with some of the county’s most successful entrepreneurs, businesses and […]

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Major Funding Boost for Blackpool Illuminations’ Lightpool Festival

Source: VisitBlackpool

Blackpool Illuminations is to become an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation for the first time – providing a funding boost of almost £700k over the next three years. A grant of £225k a year, starting in April 2023, will allow the Illuminations team to develop the work of Lightpool, the award-winning light art festival held […]

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Arts Council awards Harris with national status and further funding

Source: Preston City Council

The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is celebrating retaining their National Portfolio Status (NPO) status for 2023 – 26. Awarded by the Arts Council, National Portfolio Organisations are leaders in their areas, with a collective responsibility to protect and develop our national arts and cultural ecology. The Arts Council have also awarded a further three […]

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