24 Jan

Keeping the Tax Man happy

10:00 - 14:00 | Business First Centre

This half day workshop is suitable for anyone who is planning or has recently started a business. It will help you understand what you need to do to keep...

24 Jan

Google Digital Garage: How to Build a Digital Marketing Plan

17:30 - 19:00 | Lancaster University Management School

Learn the theory to create a strategy for your business, through an intro to digital marketing, understanding of digital marketing channels and creating a digital marketing plan The Lancashire...

25 Jan

Lean Launchpad – Blackburn (Day 2 of 2)

9:00 - 15:30 | Blackburn Enterprise Centre

The Lean Launchpad is a 2-day programme of support that has been specifically designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge and techniques not only to launch a successful...

25 Jan

GDPR and PECR for Marketing Professionals – Blackpool

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackpool

Following the feedback we received at our GDPR seminar, Napthens will be holding a 2½ hour workshop this January on how GDPR is going to affect marketing professionals. Our specialist...

26 Jan

Language and Culture for International Trade Masterclass

9:30 - 13:30 | NWLCC, Blackpool

“The world of business for all organizations in the twenty-first century is global, interdependent, complex, and rapidly changing. That means sophisticated global leadership skills are required more than ever...

30 Jan

Breakfast Seminar – Changes in the Vehicle Market

8:30 - 10:30 | Lancaster Environment Centre

This breakfast seminar will bring together industry leaders and regional businesses to discuss emerging technologies in the transport sector such as: autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, hybrid engines, hydrogen fuel...

30 Jan

Grow How Masterclass – Marketing Planning

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

This masterclass is for entrepreneurs to better understand and manage the marketing of their business. In this session you we get to know more about the planning process involved...

30 Jan

You can export: An introduction to exporting

9:30 - 13:00 | Barton Grange Hotel

Wherever you are on your journey, from securing your first overseas sale to developing a strategy that will help you to grow and succeed, our international experts are on...

30 Jan

eCommCon 2018

9:30 - 14:00 | The Storey, Lancaster

eCommCon 2018 is an insightful, inspiring and enjoyable event in the north west for ecommerce professionals. We’re bringing industry experts together to deliver a programme of insightful talks, debates...

30 Jan

China Food & Drink – International Trade Event

12:30 - 17:00 | Preston North End

Making the most of China’s growing taste for imports An essential briefing for food & drink producers in the North West. China is set to become the world’s largest...

30 Jan

Lancashire Business Owners Network – Fylde

19:00 - 21:00 | Booths, Poulton-le-Fylde

Grow your business by meeting other likeminded business owners, make friends and network in a relaxed and caring environment. A fabulous meeting with 80-100 local business owners al looking...

31 Jan

Boost & Co Support Update

8:00 - 10:00 | Edge Hill

Business support providers and members of Boost & Co are all invited to a special event focused on fully-funded business support for SME businesses in Lancashire. If you’ve got...

31 Jan

Checkout Success for Ecommerce Businesses

8:30 - 13:30 | every1

every1 and Google are hosting a free ‘Checkout Success’ event, created to provide ecommerce businesses with tips and advice on how to sell more through online channels. EVENT SCHEDULE:...

31 Jan

Lovelocalnetworking January – Pendle

18:00 - 20:00 | Positive Action

Meet new clients, collaborators and contacts at Lovelocalnetworking’s informal yet effective monthly events. In January 2018 the event is at the HQ of Positive Action in Nelson. The event...

1 Feb

Doing Business in Latin America

9:30 - 14:30 | East Lancashire Chamber

600 million consumers want your business! With a larger population than the European Union, Latin America consists of 19 sovereign states plus territories and dependencies that stretch from the...

1 Feb

Starting your own business

9:30 - 15:00 | Business First Centre

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...

1 Feb

How to undertake an information audit and compliance review – Blackburn

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackburn

The second in Napthens’ GDPR workshop series will cover how to undertake an information audit and compliance review. Our specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown, will provide you with practical tips and case...

5 Feb

ISCF Workshop: Audience of the Future – Manchester

9:30 - 14:00 | thestudio Manchester

On 27th November 2017, BEIS published the “Industrial Strategy – Building a Britain fit for the future” White Paper. The Industrial Strategy includes a number of valuable opportunities for...

5 Feb

Building business relationships

10:00 - 12:00 | Dalmeny Hotel

Masterclass for business leaders & senior managers This Masterclass will cover the basics of identifying building and maintaining business relationships and will address the particular challenges and opportunities for...

6 Feb

Preston Business Forum – Making a successful city

8:00 - 10:00 | Brockholes

The evidence that Preston is changing is everywhere. Alongside the Fishergate scheme, the city centre has become home to a range of new restaurants, bars and cafes as well...

6 Feb

Business Resilience: Interactive Breakfast Seminar

8:00 - 10:30 | Ribby Hall Village

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...

6 Feb

Harnessing Talent

9:30 - 12:00 | Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Masterclass for business leaders & senior managers Join us for a fully-funded half-day Masterclass to enable you to sustain and grow your business. During the morning, we’ll look at...

7 Feb

Grow How Masterclass – Plan, Pitch & Sell

9:00 - 15:30 | Oak Royal Golf Club

This session is for entrepreneurs that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding...

8 Feb

Going for Growth

8:00 - 10:00 | Brockholes

Lancashire is an economic powerhouse and is proving a fertile breeding ground for entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. From state-of-the-art tech businesses to traditional manufacturers, the Red...

8 Feb

IP workshop for Digital and Creative businesses

9:00 - 12:30 | East Lancashire Chamber

Intellectual Property Rights are valuable assets for your business and it is important that you understand how these can be protected. Digital businesses create and use IP all the...

8 Feb

North West Innovation 2018

10:00 - 16:00 | Sci-Tech Daresbury

North West Innovation 2018: Unlock your business growth and productivity To thrive in the future businesses require innovative products, services and processes. However innovation can involve high-risk processes requiring...

8 Feb

How to undertake an information audit and compliance review – Blackpool

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackpool

The second in Napthens’ GDPR workshop series will cover how to undertake an information audit and compliance review. Our specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown, will provide you with practical tips and case...

8 Feb

Be Collaborative

15:00 - 18:00 | Society1

An event for young businesses by Boost: Lancashire’s business growth hub and Society1. This event intends to bring Lancashire startups and early-stage businesses together where we’ll work on creating...

8 Feb

innocent: from start up to mega-brand

17:30 - 20:00 | King Georges Hall

Lancashire Forum invites you to join our Masterclass with Joe McEwan, Head of Brand at innocent on the 8th February. Joe will discuss the inspiring story of innocent, from...

13 Feb

Preparing Lancashire manufacturers for Brexit

8:00 - 11:00 | Macdonald Tickled Trout

Do you import goods from overseas, operate in international supply chains or export goods? If so, there are some significant changes ahead for when the UK leaves the Customs...

14 Feb

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

12:00 - 16:30 | UCLan, Burnley

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...

15 Feb

Marketing online or flatline

13:00 - 16:00 | Nelson Town Hall

This half day workshop is suitable for pre-start and existing businesses and is aimed at individuals wishing to understand and develop on-line selling tools. In this workshop you will...

20 Feb

GDPRexpress in association with HM Network

9:00 - 11:30 | Themis at Burnley College

Despite what you may have heard GDPR is good! We should all embrace it not be scared of it. Whether you run a marketing company, store customer data on...

20 Feb

Personal Training for Businesses

9:00 - 13:00 | EKM Preston

You have a business, a driving passion and a huge ambition to be successful, but some days it’s all just a bit overwhelming, it seems that everyday there is...

21 Feb

Grow How Masterclass – Digital Marketing

9:00 - 15:30 | EKM Preston

Digital marketing is the most cost effective way for new businesses to get more clients and win more sales. As a business owner, you will already have a really...

21 Feb

Coastal Connect Networking with Fleetwood Town FC

16:00 - 18:00 | Fleetwood Town FC

Join us on Wednesday 21st February between 4.00pm – 6.00pm, as the Chamber’s ‘Coastal Connect’ event takes up residence at Fleetwood Town FC’s Highbury stadium. This is the fourth...

21 Feb

“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...

22 Feb

GDPR for HR teams – Blackburn

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackburn

Following the feedback Napthens received at our recent GDPR seminar, we will be holding a 2½ hour workshop in February on how GDPR is going to affect HR teams. Specialist...

22 Feb

iROWE – From Managers to Coaches: Workplace wellbeing

17:30 - 19:00 | BB213, Brook Building, UCLAN

From Managers to Coaches: The frontline of workplace wellbeing. Empowering people in business has never been more important: the UK faces the economic hurdle of Brexit, and a generation...

1 Mar

GDPR for HR teams – Blackpool

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackpool

Following the feedback Napthens received at our recent GDPR seminar, we will be holding a 2½ hour workshop in March on how GDPR is going to affect HR teams. Specialist...

6 Mar

Grow How Masterclass – Pricing for Profit

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

This masterclass is for entrepreneurs that need support with how to manage pricing, how to reduce costs and overheads and how to increase profit margins in order to grow...

8 Mar

How to deal with data subject requests – Blackpool

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackpool

The fourth half day workshop in Napthens’ GDPR series will cover how to deal with data subject access requests. Specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown and Employment partner, Oliver McCann...

14 Mar

Lancashire Business Growth Summit 2018 (#GrowingLancashire)

9:00 - 15:30 | Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Save the Date! 14th March 2018, 9.00am – 3.30pm. Back by popular demand following the overwhelming success of our Vision2021 Conference in November 2016 – Boost, Lancashire’s business growth...

14 Mar

Marketing for business start-ups

9:30 - 13:30 | Nelson Town Hall

This half day workshop is aimed at pre-start and trading businesses less than two years old. The main aim of the workshop will be to aid delegates to know...

15 Mar

Conquer your fear of being seen

9:00 - 12:00 | EKM Preston

‘Nobody wants to listen to me!’ ‘I have nothing new to say!’ ‘Why bother anyway?’ ‘What if they judge me?’ ‘Everything I want to say somebody else already does!’...

15 Mar

How to deal with data subject requests – Blackburn

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackburn

The fourth half day workshop in Napthens’ GDPR series will cover how to deal with data subject access requests. Specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown and Employment partner, Oliver McCann...

20 Mar

Lean Launchpad – Chorley (Day 2 of 2)

9:00 - 15:30 | Oak Royal Golf Club

The Lean Launchpad is a 2-day programme of support that has been specifically designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge and techniques not only to launch a successful...

20 Mar

Lean Launchpad – Chorley (Day 1 of 2)

9:00 - 15:30 | Oak Royal Golf Club

The Lean Launchpad is a 2-day programme of support that has been specifically designed to equip you with the tools, knowledge and techniques not only to launch a successful...

20 Mar

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

12:00 - 16:30 | UCLan Media Factory

Led by experienced investors, the University of Central Lancashire’s Investment Readiness programme is designed to “demystify” the world of equity finance and prepare ambitious businesses with growth potential to...

20 Mar

Dealing with data breaches – Blackburn

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackburn

This 2½ hour workshop by specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown (Napthens) will provide you with practical tips to help you understand how to deal with data breaches including: Internal notification procedures...

21 Mar

North West University Fair

8:30 - 12:00 | Sci-Tech Daresbury

Regional universities are key partners to Sci-Tech Daresbury in bringing support and expertise to technology companies in areas such as: Student projects & placements Student recruitment Collaborative research &...

21 Mar

Sell, sell, sell – Developing your selling skills

10:00 - 1:00 | Business First Centre

This half day workshop is suitable for pre-start and existing businesses and is aimed at individuals wishing to develop their selling skills. Ever wondered why you didn’t close that...

21 Mar

“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...

22 Mar

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

9:00 - 12:30 | East Lancashire Chamber

Every Business Owns Intellectual Property. What do you own? Intellectual Property Rights are valuable assets for your business and it is important that you understand how these can be...

12 Apr

Dealing with data breaches – Blackpool

14:00 - 17:00 | Napthens - Blackpool

This 2½ hour workshop by specialist commercial lawyer, Phil Brown (Napthens) will provide you with practical tips to help you understand how to deal with data breaches including: Internal notification procedures...

18 Apr

“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...

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...

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