19 Sep

Pink Link Lancaster Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Holiday Inn Lancaster

Join us at our Pink Link Lancaster event at The Holiday Inn for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all...

19 Sep

Digital & Social Media Know How for Business Workshop – Lancaster

15:00 - 17:00 | The Storey Institute

Free workshop for businesses, startups and pre-starts in the Lancaster district Do you want to enhance your online presence? Do you need to create or improve your digital marketing...

19 Sep

Business start-up drop in advice sessions

15:00 - 17:00 | Blackpool Central Library

Blackpool is a great place to start a business Blackpool has long had a reputation for creating entrepreneurs – people with bright ideas who are prepared to work hard...

20 Sep

North Lancs Expo 2019

10:00 - 16:00 | Lancaster Brewery

The North Lancs Expo is a unique two day event which sees hundreds of businesses and thousands of visitors collide on a platform to showcase our amazing North Lancashire....

24 Sep

Exclusive brexit seminar for Burnley businesses

9:30 - 12:30 | Burnley Football Club Turf Moor

Burnley Borough Council has planned a three-hour seminar for their businesses located in Burnley highlighting specific trade factors on importing and exporting which businesses should consider in light of...

25 Sep

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

25 Sep

Boost Your New Business – Day two

9:00 - 15:30 | Society1

To meet your growth ambitions you’ll need to understand your offer and compete against bigger businesses This two-day masterclass is beneficial for new businesses in the early stages of...

25 Sep

Practical bookkeeping, digital accounting and tax for new businesses

14:00 - 16:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

Get confident about cash and numbers, and keep the taxman happy The workshop is designed to help those starting new businesses have the skills and confidence to be in...

26 Sep

Lancashire Forum Creative: Think Differently Sprint

8:00 - 20:00 | Creative Innovation Zone (ME414)

Lancashire Forum Creative and the Media Innovation Studio’s Think Differently team bring you a one-day, hands-on experience to explore, accelerate and innovate ideas that will transform your business. The...

26 Sep

Electronics Development Masterclass

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

This half day masterclass, delivered by the Making Rooms, Blackburn, will introduce the stages of electronics development, from initial concept testing with a breadboard, to development and procurement of...

26 Sep

Marketing for Growth (Lancaster)

9:00 - 15:30 | Lancaster Town Hall

Boost is collaborating with Lancaster City Council to deliver a Marketing for Growth Masterclass for new start-up businesses in the Lancaster area. This interactive workshop will address the key...

26 Sep

Customs Intermediary Training

9:30 - 16:30 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

Is your business ready for Brexit? Does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU? If so, you need to know how to...

26 Sep

UCLan LSBE: Making tax digital update with HMRC

12:00 - 14:00 | Enterprise & Innovation Studio GR170

This joint event from Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise and ICAEW Lancashire and South Lakeland will be looking at the topic Making Tax Digital (MTD), almost six months...

26 Sep

Ten steps to starting a business with Get Started

14:00 - 15:00 | Blackpool Central Library

Want real help to get your new business going? The 10 steps in this practical interactive workshop session will help you set out on the journey to start your...

27 Sep

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

27 Sep

2019 Enterprise Vision Awards

18:00 - 1:00 | The Winter Gardens

The Enterprise Vision Awards shine the spotlight on the success of female entrepreneurs in the North West. The annual awards ceremony takes place in the iconic Empress Ballroom in the...

30 Sep

Improve Your Business with Meta Learning – Boost & Co with Cotton Court

16:00 - 20:00 | Cotton Court Business Centre

Continually learning and applying the insights can set you apart from the competition To stay relevant in today’s marketplace you need to continually learn and apply new insights to...

1 Oct

HMRC Special Procedures Awareness Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

Special Procedures are schemes available to importers and exporters to waiver, suspend or drawback customs duties. When operating under a Special Procedure goods are still within the control of...

2 Oct

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to equity investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor-led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business. Led by...

2 Oct

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to equity investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led...

2 Oct

Unique Ladies Networking Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

Once again we welcome the idea of same-gender networking, enjoy making new contacts who do turn into friends and it’s much nicer and easier to do business with friends....

3 Oct

Improving Productivity through Process Improvement

9:30 - 16:30 | BCW Manufacturing Group Limited

Course Overview This is a one-day masterclass, delivered by Dr Steve Eldridge, Senior Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University Management School. Process thinking is a fundamental aspect of productivity improvement...

4 Oct

PAUSE – A weekend retreat in the Yorkshire Dales

9:00 - 19:00 | Barbon Inn

Why pause? Somehow you’re holding it all together and the weeks are flying by. How good would it feel to spend some time slowing down and concentrating soley on...

8 Oct

Open Business Day in Lancashire

9:30 - 15:30 | BCW Manufacturing Group & Businesswise Solutions

On the 8th October, Be the Business and the Northern Automotive Alliance are teaming up to host Open Business Day in Lancashire. Join us for a behind the scenes look into...

9 Oct

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

9 Oct

Intensive Digital Marketing Day

9:00 - 17:00 | Peel House

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Our Intensive Digital Marketing Day For Marketing Apprentices, Marketing Managers, Execs and business owners wanting to see more sales, more leads...

9 Oct

Pink Link Chorley Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Astley Hall

Join us at our Pink Link Chorley event at Astley Hall for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all female entrepreneurs, regardless...

9 Oct

Effective Marketing – why would anyone buy something from you?

14:00 - 16:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

In this fun and interactive session, find out how to identify your target customers, be clear about what they are buying from you and learn how to beat your...

10 Oct

Workplace Wellbeing Conference

8:30 - 16:00 | Stanley House Hotel & Spa

The second annual Workplace Wellbeing Conference will take place on World Mental Health Awareness Day and we would love to see you there. This year’s conference promises to be...

10 Oct

Driving Safety Behaviour: a twist and turns journey

10:00 - 15:30 | NGF

This networking event coincides with the NSG Group’s Safety Day, an annual, worldwide event in which every company within the Group takes part. Whilst safety is always top of...

11 Oct

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

11 Oct

Pink Link Blackpool Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Village Hotel Blackpool

Join us at our Pink Link Blackpool event at The Village Hotel (De Vere Village Hotel) for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We...

15 Oct

How to Handle Discipline and Misconduct Issues

8:30 - 12:00 | The Mill at St Catherine’s Park

As an alternative to our bespoke in-house training sessions, Napthens’ Employment & HR team offers a programme of interactive and informative training workshops. We understand that business leaders and managers...

15 Oct

Lloyds Bank Digital KnowHow Session – Social Media and SEO

9:00 - 1:00 | Society1

Lloyds Bank in association with Society 1 & Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership are proud to host an event centred on driving the digital adoption, skills and understanding of small...

15 Oct

Start Your Own Business workshop

9:30 - 15:00 | South Ribble Council, Civic Centre

Get help to start up and succeed in business with FREE start up workshops brought to you by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils. This one day workshop provides...

16 Oct

Immigration and Brexit Seminar

8:30 - 10:30 | Brabners LLP

Are you ready for Brexit? With the continued uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union, it has been difficult for businesses to prepare for the impact which...

17 Oct

Kick start growth in your business – Group mentoring day 1

13:00 - 17:00 | Turf Moor

For business owners who want to take their business to the next level “Growing a business in an increasingly competitive climate means that you need to be more systematic...

23 Oct

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

Business Support Surgery ‘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...

23 Oct

Pink Link Lytham Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Ribby Hall Village

Join us at our Pink Link Lytham event at Ribby Hall Village for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all female entrepreneurs,...

23 Oct

Financial planning and funding – take the pain out of building a robust plan

13:30 - 16:30 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The workshop is designed to be a step-by-step guide to building a robust financial plan for a new business. It will also look at potential funding opportunities. Seminar content...

24 Oct

Pink Link Lancaster Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Holiday Inn Lancaster

Join us at our Pink Link Lancaster event at The Holiday Inn for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all...

25 Oct

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

Business Support Surgery ‘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...

25 Oct

Customs intermediary training

9:30 - 16:30 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Is your business ready for Brexit? Does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU? If so, you need to know how to...

5 Nov

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to equity investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | Adelphi Building

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor-led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  The programme...

5 Nov

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | Adelphi Building

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led...

6 Nov

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

Business Support Surgery ‘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...

6 Nov

Unique Ladies Networking Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

Once again we welcome the idea of same-gender networking, enjoy making new contacts who do turn into friends and it’s much nicer and easier to do business with friends....

6 Nov

Pink Link Chorley Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Astley Hall

Join us at our Pink Link Chorley event at Astley Hall for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all female entrepreneurs, regardless...

7 Nov

NAA Annual Awards and Dinner

19:00 - 23:00 | The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

The NAA Awards Dinner is the leading Northern automotive networking event of the year, and ticket and table sales are open once again for 2019. Due to popular demand,...

8 Nov

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

8 Nov

Pink Link Blackpool Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Village Hotel Blackpool

Join us at our Pink Link Blackpool event at The Village Hotel (De Vere Village Hotel) for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We...

14 Nov

Data Protection HR and Monitoring in the Workplace

8:30 - 12:00 | East Lancs Chamber

As an alternative to our bespoke in-house training sessions, Napthens’ Employment & HR team offers a programme of interactive and informative training workshops. We understand that business leaders and managers...

14 Nov

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019 – Lancashire

9:30 - 15:30 | Preston Marriott Hotel

Network and connect with women from across the North West. Enjoy a delicious lunch, browse exhibition stands and be inspired by our speakers. #ChooseWomen #GEW2019 Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebrates...

20 Nov

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

Business Support Surgery ‘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...

20 Nov

Pink Link Lytham Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Ribby Hall Village

Join us at our Pink Link Lytham event at Ribby Hall Village for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all female entrepreneurs,...

21 Nov

Pink Link Lancaster Ladies Networking

9:30 - 11:30 | Holiday Inn Lancaster

Join us at our Pink Link Lancaster event at The Holiday Inn for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome all...

21 Nov

HMRC Customs Warehousing Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

HMRC seminar for businesses looking to store goods with duty and import VAT suspended. Will you be buying from the EU after the UK leaves the EU? To continue...

22 Nov

Customs intermediary training

9:00 - 12:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Is your business ready for Brexit? Does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU? If so, you need to know how to...

5 Dec

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to equity investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | EIC Buidling

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor-led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  The programme...

5 Dec

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | Engineering Innovation Centre

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led...

6 Dec

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

18 Dec

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | The Business Clinic

‘Peerworking’  Business Support Surgery ‘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...

14 Jan

Start Your Own Business workshop

9:30 - 15:00 | Chorley Town Hall

Get help to start up and succeed in business with FREE start up workshops brought to you by Preston, South Ribble and Chorley councils. This one day workshop provides...

23 Jan

HMRC Special Procedures Awareness Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

Special Procedures are schemes available to importers and exporters to waiver, suspend or drawback customs duties. When operating under a Special Procedure goods are still within the control of...

30 Jan

Customs Declaration Service Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

HMRC seminar unveiling the new Customs Declaration Service controlling all UK exports and imports. The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will replace the current Customs Handling of Import and Export...

6 Feb

HMRC Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

This seminar is aimed at businesses that are either thinking about applying for AEO or have just started the application process. This practical session will run through the AEO...

7 Feb

cJam Built Environment: Industry guests

9:30 - 16:30 | Creative Innovation Zone

cJAM: Built Environment is an exciting showcase event which enables our talented students to meet face-to-face with senior industry professionals, share ideas, make connections and pitch for opportunities. This...

13 Feb

HMRC Inward and Outward Processing Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

Businesses can use Inward Processing to get relief from Customs Duty and import VAT on goods that are imported from outside the EU to be processed, and then exported outside the EU,...

20 Feb

HMRC Customs Warehousing Seminar

10:00 - 13:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

HMRC seminar for businesses looking to store goods with duty and import VAT suspended. Will you be buying from the EU after the UK leaves the EU? To continue...

13 Mar

cJam Humanities: Industry guests

9:30 - 16:30 | Creative Innovation Zone

cJAM: Humanities is an exciting showcase event which enables our talented students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to meet face-to-face with senior industry professionals, share ideas,...

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