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17th September 2020 | News

Coronavirus recovery grant applications halted after huge surge in demand

More than 1,000 Lancashire businesses have expressed their interest in grants available through Boost to help them recover from the coronavirus crisis.

#AskForHelp takes Highly Commended award at Prolific North Awards
10th September 2020 | News

#AskForHelp takes Highly Commended award at Prolific North Awards

Lancashire County Council and Freshfield have been Highly Commended at this year’s Prolific North Awards for the marketing of Boost’s #AskForHelp campaign, which helped Lancashire business owners access crucial support during the coronavirus pandemic.

7th September 2020 | News

New Lancashire fund launched to help businesses rebound

Lancashire County Council has launched the £2.25m Rosebud Rebound Fund to help businesses in the county to resume growth plans following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Start Up Loans passes 75,000th loan milestone marking more than £74.6m invested in North West start ups
1st September 2020 | News

Start Up Loans passes 75,000th loan milestone marking more than £74.6m invested in North West start ups

The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans (SUL) programme announced it issued its 75,000th loan on 25 August, 2020, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses since its launch in 2012.

25th August 2020 | News

Boost’s #AskForHelp campaign shortlisted for Prolific North Awards

Lancashire County Council’s Boost #AskForHelp campaign to support Lancashire business owners through the coronavirus pandemichas been shortlisted for two categories in this year’s Prolific North Awards.

11th August 2020 | News

Dragons’ Den looking for Lancashire entrepreneurs to take part

Dragons’ Den is on the hunt for business ideas, inventions or products with serious business potential which are hungry for investment.

5th August 2020 | News

Coming soon: Business recovery grants for Lancashire firms

Businesses in Lancashire can contact Boost to signal their interest in receiving a share of the Government’s £20m grant funding to help them get back on track following the coronavirus pandemic.

3rd August 2020 | News

Boost mentoring client wins Most Trusted SME-News award

Former Boost client NORI HR and Employment Law has been awarded the Most Trusted for HR and Employment Law 2020 award for Lancashire by SME-News.

28th July 2020 | News

University experts call for SMEs to work together

Experts at a business support hub at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are calling on SMEs to collaborate to survive and thrive in the challenging times ahead.

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