Lancashire Forum

Are you looking for inspiration to drive the growth of your business? Would you be interested in practical tips and advice from leading business figures and academics? The Lancashire Forum masterclass series offers all this and more.

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About the Lancashire Forum masterclasses

The Lancashire Forum masterclass series, run by Lancaster University, is a business masterclass programme – where inspirational speakers from business and academia share their tips and perspectives on business growth. Confirmed speakers for 2015, include:

  • Professor Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Centre for Corporate Innovation Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley - May 6th 2015
  • Ann Francke, CEO of CMI – May 20th 2015
  • Gordon Tinline, Business Psychologist, GT Work Psychology - June 23rd 2015

The masterclasses offer the opportunity to network with over 100 businesses, MBA and Masters students, university staff and associates at each event.

Attendees will also be kept informed about opportunities to benefit from student consultancy projects and other business support opportunities that can enable growth within your business.


Free to eligible businesses.

Provided by:

Lancaster University.

How to apply:

Start the growth conversation by calling us on 0800 488 0057 or completing our online form.


About the Lancashire Forum programme

The Lancashire Forum was a peer network and business masterclass programme delivered by Lancaster University to cohorts of 25-30 owner-managers over a six month period. The final cohort commenced in January 2015.

The programme was designed to inspire and foster a culture which supported and brought together ambitious growth businesses and provided knowledge and support from Lancaster University and its network.

Its purpose was to provide an environment of knowledge, trust, information and interaction to support SMEs driving for growth.

To date, more than 80 businesses have benefited from Lancashire Forum support and the aim is to re-start the programme in June 2015 - subject to funding being granted. In the interim - Lancashire businesses can still sample the support available through the university by attending the Lancashire Forum masterclass series.

For more information about the programme, watch our video below: