24 Apr

Coastal Connect at The Glendower Hotel

16:00 - 16:00 | Best Western Glendower Hotel

The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is delighted to partner with The Glendower Hotel for our next ‘Coastal Connect’ event. You are invited to participate in this...

25 Apr

Hidden Heroes of Lancashire

8:15 - 11:30 | Lytham Green Marquee

Who are the hidden heroes of Lancashire? Lancashire’s unsung heroes from the worlds of business, sport and charity are to be rewarded at our exclusive breakfast event in April....

25 Apr

LoveLocalExpo 2018

9:00 - 15:00 | Impact Conferencing

Our FREE annual business exhibition is a must attend event. Meet over 50 local exhibitors, talk funding and grants with growth advisors and attend expert seminars at lovelocalexpo. Our...

25 Apr

Developing a Digital Readiness Strategy for SMEs in Lancashire

10:00 - 16:30 | Media Innovation Studio, Media Factory

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the next ‘collaboratory’ of the Transmission programme of business support events at the University Central Lancashire (UCLan). The event...

25 Apr

The Business Clinic Open Clinic Fact or Fiction? Navigating Accountancy Myths and Tax Saving Tips

18:00 - 20:00 | The Business Clinic Preston

Struggling to understand your business accounts? Unsure why your tax bill is so high? Matthew Johnson of WNJ Chartered Accountants will dispel commonly held accountancy myths and provide tax...

26 Apr

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery in Blackpool

8:00 - 10:30 | The Blackpool Enterprise Centre

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

30 Apr

Understanding Finance Masterclass

9:00 - 16:30 |

“Every decision you make in business has a financial consequence” – Ian S Dixon, Access To Finance Team Leader The Access To Finance Service are delighted to invite you...

1 May

Learning from Failure Roadshow – Collaborate Out Loud workshop

10:00 - 12:00 | Aintree Racecourse

We are excited to announce our Learning from Failure Roadshow, a week-long event bringing Sweden’s Museum of Failure to the North West Coast for its first ever UK visit....

1 May

Learning from Failure Roadshow – Open Sessions

12:00 - 16:00 | Aintree Racecourse

We are excited to announce our Learning from Failure Roadshow, a week-long event bringing Sweden’s Museum of Failure to the North West Coast for its first ever UK visit....

2 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

2 May

The Innovation Show by Innovation Agency

9:00 - 17:00 | Aintree Racecourse

We are staging a showcase of successful innovations in health and care to mark the fifth year of the Innovation Agency. Innovations which are transforming services and improving lives...

3 May

Learning from Failure Roadshow – Psychological Safety workshop

10:00 - 12:00 | Foster Building, UCLan

We are excited to announce our Learning from Failure Roadshow, a week-long event bringing Sweden’s Museum of Failure to the North West Coast for its first ever UK visit....

3 May

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

4 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

4 May

Learning from Failure Roadshow – Innovation in the Social Age workshop

10:00 - 12:00 | Foster Building

We are excited to announce our Learning from Failure Roadshow, a week-long event bringing Sweden’s Museum of Failure to the North West Coast for its first ever UK visit. The...

4 May

Learning from Failure Roadshow – Open Sessions

12:00 - 15:00 | UCLan

We are excited to announce our Learning from Failure Roadshow, a week-long event bringing Sweden’s Museum of Failure to the North West Coast for its first ever UK visit....

8 May

Propeller Networking – Effective Financial Management – How to get one step ahead when starting out in business

16:00 - 19:00 | MIST, 4th floor Media Factory

Effective Financial Management – How to get one step ahead when starting out in business Our Guest Speaker Christopher Oxley from Danbro. Christopher Oxley is a FCCA chartered accountant...

9 May

Lancashire IT Forum

11:30 - 14:00 | Stanley House Hotel

Community and Business Partners, creating partnerships to achieve success. In partnership with afflius group. Agenda Buffet Lunch & Networking (11.30am to 12.00pm) Welcome and General Introduction (12.00pm) Craig Hines –...

10 May

Angels Den Event

17:30 - 20:30 | The Borough

Join us on Thursday May 10th when ten budding female entrepreneurs will be pitching their business ‘start-up’ to ten Local Business Angels. Based on the popular TV show Dragons...

14 May

Innovation, Product Development and Manufacturing Support

9:00 - 16:00 | DigitME2 advanced manufacturing lab

The University of Central Lancashire offers a range of manufacturing, engineering and product development support to Burnley businesses. Come along and take a tour of our advanced manufacturing laboratory....

14 May

Starting Your Own Business

9:30 - 15:00 | Northbridge House

This one day workshop provides you with a detailed look at all aspects of starting and running a business from marketing and business planning to understanding financial aspects within...

14 May

Take Your Business To The Next Level: eCommerce Made Easy

10:00 - 10:45 | Spacious Place Ltd

68% of internet users in the EU purchased online in 2017 (Eurostat, 2018) and this is growing year on year. With so many affordable options out there to help...

14 May

Skills for business and employment workshops at the women and enterprise hub: Business Branding Workshop with Antonella Caputo

10:00 - 12:30 | Alston House

Come and learn the art of branding, which is so much more than your logo. Unwaged £2, £28 those with an income

14 May

Raise Your Defences Against Cyber Crime

12:45 - 13:45 | Turf Moor Burnley Football Club

Delve into the dark side with Justin Sherwood as he explores cyber criminals and how they operate. In understanding what motivates them, Justin will explain best practice tools and...

14 May

R&D Tax Credits: Save Your Business Money

13:00 - 14:00 | Lancashire Digital Technology Centre,

Many businesses are still unaware of the significant savings which can be made on corporation tax or tax credits for Research and Development work, the definition of which is...

14 May

Secured by Design

14:00 - 16:00 | Turf Moor Burnley Football Club

The recent Mirai and WannaCry cyber attacks reinforced the need for effective cyber security as part of a digital economy. The UK has ambition to become the safest place...

15 May

Interactive Mock Employment Tribunal

8:00 - 11:30 | Prairie Sports Village

Employment Mock Tribunal hosted by Forbes Solicitors & Hays, will demonstrate a realistic insight into the workings of an Unfair Dismissal case which will focus on gross misconduct. The...

15 May

Supporting Lancashire Businesses in The Digital Age

9:00 - 17:00 | Burnley UCLan Campus Board Room

Come and find out how UCLan can help grow and develop your business. Meet the team and learn about the Free business support programmes including leadership development; how you...

15 May

Managing Technology Within Your Business

9:30 - 12:00 | RapidIT Ltd

Capital expenditure can hold a business back! With the demands of customers, employees, authorities and suppliers, we have to use technology to efficiently run a business. But do you...

15 May

Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme

10:00 - 16:00 | The Pennine Lancashire Centre

Thinking about starting a business or self employment? This 4 day workshop will get your thoughts in order and explain in plain language what may be required and many...

15 May

Developing Personal Resilience

13:00 - 15:00 | Lancashire Digital Technology Centre

Life can be testing. We all face challenges and setbacks at times, and how we bounce back is down to our own personal resilience. Continual change, increasing demands and...

15 May

The 4 Key Ingredients in Creating an Inspirational Employer Brand Through People Engagement

13:00 - 15:00 | Prairie Sports Village

Half a million workers in Lancashire do not feel fulfilled, and only a third say they feel engaged in their role, resulting in a reduction in productivity, high staff...

16 May

Business Resilience: Interactive Breakfast Seminar

8:00 - 10:30 | Ribby Hall

Your business life is both a journey and a juggling act. There will be times the path is straightforward and you manage to keep all the balls in the...

16 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

16 May

Natwest CyberCrime and Fraud Event

8:30 - 11:00 | Samlesbury Hall

Adam Clayton, NatWest Business Growth Enabler and I would be delighted if you could join us for our Cybercrime and Fraud Event supported by Federation of Small Businesses and...

16 May

Improve the Health and Wellbeing in Your Workplace

9:30 - 10:30 | Northbridge House

Keeping employees healthy and happy is more important than ever, as a method of boosting productivity.  It makes it easier to recruit and retain your team, and shows you...

16 May

What To Do When It’s Going Wrong: Sickness Absence

11:00 - 12:00 | Northbridge House

When an employee is off sick, it can be stressful for both the employee, the employer and the rest of the team that are picking up the workload. The...

16 May

Supporting Community & Engaging Employees

12:00 - 13:00 | Burnley FC Community Kitchen

Find out how your workforce can support good causes through Payroll Giving (also referred to as ‘workplace giving’). Payroll Giving provides your staff with a flexible means to make...

16 May

e-Commerce: From Baby Steps to Enterprise Solutions

13:00 - 14:30 | Burnley Football Club

So, you’ve been running an e-commerce store for a couple of years. Results prove it works – but what are your next steps to elevate the business from a...

16 May

Social Media in the Retail World

16:00 - 17:30 | Burnley Market Hall

Social Media is here to stay but will change over time, as everything should, and that includes the way you do business too. In this workshop, Richard Singleton of...

16 May

“Social” @ Fives

17:00 - 19:00 | The Masquerade bar, Third floor @ Fives

A networking event held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Venue: The Masquerade bar, Third floor @ Fives, Guildhall Street Preston A relaxed networking event that brings professional people who’s...

17 May

How to Use Your Customer Data to Grow Your Business

9:00 - 10:00 | Unit 2 Kestrel Court

Learn how your business can use your customer and prospect data to make better marketing decisions that increase ROI and boost business growth. From data collection and lead nurturing,...

17 May

Supporting Lancashire Businesses in The Digital Age

9:00 - 17:00 | Burnley UCLan Campus Board Room

Come and find out how UCLan can help grow and develop your business. Meet the team and learn about the Free business support programmes including leadership development; how you...

17 May

The Annual NWEEG Conference and Awards Evening 2018

9:30 - 23:00 | Ribby Hall

Building on last year’s hugely successful event, the 2018 Annual NWEEG Conference and Awards Evening will be held at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green on Thursday 17th May 2018....

17 May

Magic Meetings – Changing the Way You Do Meetings

9:30 - 12:45 | Business First Centre

This interactive morning’s workshop will change the way you do meetings, making them more efficient, productive and, dare we say it, enjoyable. Find out the true cost of meetings,...

17 May

Starting a Business in Burnley Market

11:00 - 13:00 | Burnley Market Hall

Ever dreamed of starting your own business but find the idea quite daunting? We can help you get access to start-up grants, Incentive rents and free business advice to...

17 May

NAA Networking Event Driving Innovation

12:00 - 16:00 | Helical Warton Technical Centre

Helical specialise in the design, development and manufacture of actuators for turbochargers, valve rotators for large diesel and gas engines, actuated exhaust flap valves and exhaust emissions systems. Established...

17 May

Why is the Customer Experience More Important Than Your Customer Service

17:00 - 19:00 | Lawrence Hotel

Loyal customers spend more with you, but how do you get their loyalty? Shopper Anonymous works to drive business growth by means of delivering a clear insight from customers....

18 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

18 May

Exploring SME Growth Strategies

8:30 - 10:30 | James Hargreaves Suite, Burnley Football Club,

Designed for growing SMEs, this interactive workshop will guide you through some of the practical tools you can use to determine your own tailored business growth strategy. This will...

18 May

The 7 Reasons Why Digital, Web & IT Projects Fail: How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Plan For Success

9:00 - 10:30 | Burnley Football Club

IT and Digital can have a real impact on the performance of a business. Either through the use of software to improve processes, efficiencies and productivity. Or through the...

18 May

Shout Network

9:30 - 12:00 | Birchalls Food Service

Do you understand how business networking works? Do you want ideas to develop your 60 second pitch? Do you want to meet more local businesses? The SHOUT Network Burnley...

18 May

Lessons in How to Entertain Business Clients

10:30 - 11:00 | Burnley Football Club

Gin tasting is a great way to break the ice and get your clients and/or employees talking. Enjoy a hands-on session learning about the history of gin, including how...

18 May

The Leadership Test

11:00 - 13:00 | Turf Moor

There is no doubt that the next five years are going to be more challenging for businesses than the last forty. Pressure is mounting, risks increasing, demographics, economics and...

18 May

How to Win New B2B Business Using LinkedIn

13:00 - 15:00 | Northbridge House

Creating content and aligning it to a well thought out strategy leads to new business. Award-winning agency Viva present a masterclass on the art of creating content that grabs...

21 May

Forward Thinking Funding Masterclass

9:00 - 16:30 |

“The ability to communicate your business proposition effectively is a critical funding hurdle. ” Ian S Dixon , Access To Finance Team Leader The Access To Finance Service are...

23 May

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Accrington

12:00 - 16:30 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Need finance for growth? Want to understand what venture capital is and how to successfully apply? Perhaps unsure whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you?...

24 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery in Blackpool

8:00 - 10:30 | The Blackpool Enterprise Centre

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

30 May

‘Peerworking’ Business Support Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic Preston

‘Sharing the expertise, knowledge, ideas and experience of people across a range of businesses in a friendly, informal and confidential setting’. Why not experience the power of ‘Peerworking’ for...

7 Jun

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

18 Jun

Skills for business and employment workshops at the women and enterprise hub: Understand how Facebook advertising can be used to grow your business

10:00 - 12:30 | Alston House

Understand how Facebook advertising can be used to grow your business with Sarah Bennett. Learn how to get the best possible return on your investment and stay on the...

20 Jun

Business Crime Conference

17:00 - 19:00 | Ellis Centre

“Cybercrime is a fast growing area of Crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed,convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities...

5 Jul

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

2 Aug

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

8 Aug

Pink Ladies – Summer Regional Meeting

9:30 - 15:30 | Preston Marriot Hotel

This popular summer event for woman in business, gives you the opportunity to connect with like-minded business women from across the North West. Enjoy a picnic themed lunch, browse...

6 Sep

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

2 Oct

Central Lancashire Business Event

17:30 - 20:30 | Deepdale Stadium

This year’s 12th annual Central Lancashire Business Event was hosted by Preston City Council. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Customer at the Heart’ and focused on how...

4 Oct

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

1 Nov

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

6 Dec

#FSBConnect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Oak Royal Golf & Country Club

Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events. Events are held on regularly every first Thursday of each...

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