15 Nov

Lunch and Learn – Climate emergency with Electricity Northwest

12:00 - 14:00 | East Lancs Chamber

This workshop will be based on climate change, with guest speakers from Electricity Northwest. We can guarantee it will be a highly informative session with plenty of opportunity of...

18 Nov

10 Steps to start your business (inc networking lunch)

10:00 - 13:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The 10 steps in this practical interactive workshop session will help you set out on the journey to start your own business, providing guidance and advice to give your...

18 Nov

Why would anybody buy from 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...

18 Nov

Drop-in and talk about your business idea

16:00 - 18:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

Whatever your needs, we will seek to inspire you and ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. We will provide practical advice to help you transform your ideas and skills into a...

18 Nov

Get customers to find you on google and google maps

16:00 - 20:00 | Daisyfield Business Centre

Do you know the importance of Google to your business? About this Event Being there in Google is an important part of getting your business known. In this workshop...

19 Nov

North West Finance Directors’ Forum

8:00 - 10:00 | Leyland Golf Club

The next event will focus on preparing a business for investment, the journey through to exit and the role a Finance Director can play to influence a successful outcome....

19 Nov

Financial Planning – including networking lunch

9:30 - 13:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The workshop is designed to be a step-by-step guide to building a robust financial plan for a new business. In this 3 hour fun and interactive workshop, packed full...

19 Nov

Leading Lancashire: Leading for success – Personal leadership through MBTI

9:30 - 16:00 | Victoria Mill

Do you want to enhance your capability to lead successfully? Do you want to increase awareness of your impact on others? Self-awareness is a fundamental element to good leadership....

19 Nov

Propeller Networking – Working in the Creative Industries

16:00 - 19:00 | Media Factory

Are you thinking about succeeding in business in the creative industries? Then this workshop and networking event is for you! Setting up a business in a competitive marketplace is...

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

Increasing sales through successful networking

9:00 - 15:30 | Dunkenhalgh Health & Leisure Club

Networking is important in sales, whether you are selling products, services, or yourself About this Event The key focus of any business networking should be the building of business...

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,...

20 Nov

Finance FUNdamentals For Business

9:30 - 12:30 | N&W Lancashire Chamber, Fylde Coast Office

A half-day Business financial training course to put some FUN into the fundamentals of business finance  Who will benefit from this course? Managers and business leaders who have (or...

20 Nov

Finance for business start-up – inc networking lunch

10:30 - 12:30 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

Are you going to need some funds to get your new business off the ground? This practical interactive workshop session will explain the Government’s Start-Up Loans scheme and provide...

20 Nov

Finance For Business: Beyond The Basics

13:00 - 16:00 | N&W Lancashire Chamber, Fylde Coast Office

This half-day finance training course is a “Beyond The Basics” session for those who either have the “Fundamentals of Finance” down already or have taken our Finance for Business...

20 Nov

Get Confident About Cash and Numbers and Keep The Taxman Happy!

13:30 - 15:00 | Blackpool Enterprise Centre

The workshop is designed to help those starting new businesses have the skills and confidence to be in control of their business financials and how to understand and manage...

20 Nov

Informal networking – Start-Up Inspirations

17:30 - 19:30 | Slug and Lettuce

Meet successful entrepreneurs and hear their stories, whilst enjoying a bite to eat and a drink with us at the Slug and Lettuce. Hosted by Blackpool Unlimited Entrepreneurs Kim...

21 Nov

Lancashire HR Employers Forum

9:00 - 12:00 | Samlesbury Hotel

Chaired by Joanne Pickering of Forbes Solicitors AGENDA Light breakfast and Networking (9am to 9.30am) Welcome and General Introduction (9.30am) Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub...

21 Nov

Strategy for growth

9:00 - 15:30 | Burnley Football Club

What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Have you got those skills and attitudes? About this Event This masterclass helps delegates to consider the answers to these...

21 Nov

Unique Ladies Networking – Hyndburn

9:30 - 12:00 | Elmfield Hall

Come and make new friends and increase your business contacts We meet every other month, on a Thursday, this is a Ladies Business Network. For just £20 per month...

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...

22 Nov

Lloyds Digital Knowhow Event – Free workshop

9:00 - 13:00 | Blackpool Central Library

Lloyds Banking Group in association with Blackpool Unlimited, Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership and as part of Blackpool Enterprise Week, is proud to host an event centred on driving the...

22 Nov

Social Media Marketing Bootcamp

9:30 - 16:00 | Work in Progress Studio

Struggling with online marketing? Not sure about social media and how to create content? This is the bootcamp for you! 📱 This free two-day bootcamp will teach the skills...

22 Nov

Unique Ladies Networking – Blackburn

9:30 - 12:00 | Blackburn Rovers Business Centre and Conference Facilities

Come along and meet like minded women for inspiration and motivation PAYG network for all females in business from sole traders to CEO. Come and make new friends and...

25 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Tackling Your Business Challenges

9:00 - 16:00 | Ribble Court

Delivered by Simply Corporate free drop ins with a qualified adviser to help you tackle the big issues effecting your business performance! About this Event This business drop-in will...

25 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Starting Your Own Business

9:30 - 15:00 | The Landmark

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...

26 Nov

Bamber Bridge Business Club

8:00 - 9:30 | BSRIA

This month we have teamed up with BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) to host and hold our next instalment of Bamber Bridge Business Club for businesses within the Preston area. We hope you...

26 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Interactive mock employment tribunal

8:30 - 11:30 | Prairie Sports Village

This mock employment tribunal, hosted by Forbes Solicitors and Hays will demonstrate a realistic insight into the workings of a sex discrimination unfair dismissal case involving the Royal Family....

26 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Work Force Resilience

8:30 - 11:00 | Business First - Burnley Business Centre

Burnley Business Week – Work Force Resilience Adapting to a national crisis in workplace ill health… The Health and Safety Executive report 2018 identified that 57% of health-related absence...

26 Nov

Lancashire Forum creative think tank: Reflection, assertiveness and resilience

9:00 - 13:00 | Creative Innovation Zone

For our autumn time thinktank, the Lancashire Forum Creative Team is pleased to welcome back Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard from Innovative Enterprise. This event picks up the thread of personal...

26 Nov

Back Her Business Preston – Turning ideas into businesses

9:30 - 13:00 | Cotton Court

As part of the NatWest Back Her Business programme, our partner Crowdfunder is running a free of charge workshop to teach you all about how crowdfunding works, and on...

26 Nov

Powerful Presentation and Pitching Skills

10:00 - 16:00 | N&W Lancashire Chamber

This presentation skills training course will show you how to build a compelling presentation or deliver a persuasive pitch to impress your audience whether one or one thousand –...

26 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Young Entrepreneurs

10:00 - 16:00 | Prince's Trust

Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme Three Day Programme – Thinking about starting a business or self-employment? About this Event Thinking about starting a business or self-employment? This 3 day workshop...

27 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Developing your new Product and Getting It to Market

9:00 - 12:00 | Victoria Mill UCLan Burnley Campus

Delivered by Uclan’s Innovation Clinic, this session will help to build a clear picture for your new product! About this Event This session delivered by Uclan Developing a new...

27 Nov

Burnley Business Week: Access to finance – Barclays

9:00 - 16:00 | The Eagle Lab, The Landmark

Is accessing finance hampering your business growth? A drop in with a qualified finance professional could help. Come along for an opportunity to discuss your business and its growth...

27 Nov

What is R&D? How To Maximise Your R&D Tax Claim!

10:00 - 12:00 | Work in Progress Studio

📣 Find out how you can maximise the money you get back from your technical activities through HMRC’s R&D Tax Credits scheme! If you don’t currently claim R&D Tax...

27 Nov

Lancashare Day 2019

12:00 - 16:00 | The Grand Venue

Join us for this years’ inclusive event to celebrate Lancashare’s third birthday as businesses from across the county gather to network, dine and be inspired, entertained and informed –...

27 Nov

Burnley Business Week: Growth support for manufacturers – DigitME2

13:00 - 14:30 | UCLan Burnley - Victoria Mill

This event is a presentation from the DigitME2 project, currently being delivered from UCLan Burnley. The project is fully funded and assists manufacturing companies throughout Lancashire in a bid...

28 Nov

Burnley Business Week – SHOUT Joint Meeting Open to All!

7:30 - 11:30 | Turf Moor

These events typically attract 100+ businesses with a wealth of information, combining a busy morning of open networking with a business expo and short 10 minute presentations. Find out...

28 Nov

Digital Breakfast Lancaster – introduction to the THINK Digital strategy

8:30 - 10:30 | Lancaster Town Hall, Banqueting Suite

A digital breakfast for digital businesses and other stakeholders to introduce them to Lancaster City Council’s new THINK Digital strategy.

28 Nov

Plan, pitch and sell

9:00 - 13:00 | Dunkenhalgh Health & Leisure Club

Master sales to supercharge your growth About this Event This masterclass has been created for entrepreneurs that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services...

28 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Could you benefit from an R&D tax credits claim?

9:00 - 10:30 | The Landmark

Research & Development (R&D) tax credits are a tax incentive from the UK Government designed to encourage companies to invest in developing new products, processes or services or enhancing...

28 Nov

How to Send Smarter Business Emails

9:30 - 12:30 | N&W Lancashire Chamber, Fylde Coast Office

Is your inbox swamped with long-winded, unnecessary messages that steal your valuable time? Independent research found employees can spend as much as 40% of their working week dealing with...

28 Nov

Unique Ladies Networking – Ribble Valley

9:30 - 12:00 | Clitheroe Golf Club

Come and make new friends and increase your business contacts We meet every month usually on the third Friday, this is a Ladies Business Network, for just £20 per...

28 Nov

Burnley Business Week: Climate emergency funding to support action

13:00 - 15:00 | The Landmark

Climate and environmental Emergency – funding and support to take practical action Delivered in conjunction with the Chamber Low Carbon programme and UCLAN’s Macaw project this seminar will explain...

29 Nov

Burnley Business Week – The Modern Digital Marketer: Metrics that Matter

9:30 - 11:30 | The Landmark

The Modern Digital Marketer: Metrics that Matter About this Event For many businesses, digital marketing is a minefield. Sometimes rewarding. Sometimes costly. SEO, PPC, Content Marketing, CMS, Analytics, Bounce...

29 Nov

Burnley Business Week – Corporate Hospitality

12:30 - 13:30 | The Landmark

About this Event Lessons in How To Entertain business Clients Spirits tasting is a great way to break the ice and get your clients and/employees talking. Enjoy a hands-on...

5 Dec

Digital Breakfast Morecambe – introduction to the THINK Digital strategy

8:30 - 10:30 | Morecambe Town Hall

A digital breakfast for digital businesses and other stakeholders to introduce them to Lancaster City Council’s new THINK Digital strategy.

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

Leadership and management

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College,

Managers can be a critical factor in any organisation’s growth strategy, now more than ever. We have become a nation of accidental managers. This half-day masterclass will, therefore, cover...

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...

6 Dec

Pink Link Christmas Regional Networking Event

9:30 - 14:30 | Park Hall Hotel

Come along and network with business women from across the North West. Make new connections and build on relationships, browse Christmas stalls for fabulous gift ideas. Enjoy a festive...

6 Dec

Introduction to Google Adwords

10:00 - 16:00 | Strawberry Fields

When used correctly, Google Adwords, also known as Pay Per Click (PPC), can really boost visits to your website, ultimately increasing your leads and sales. However, to get the...

10 Dec

Propeller Networking – From UCLan Alumni to Agency Owner

16:00 - 19:00 | Media Factory

The journey to owner of a successful creative agency, record label boss & amp; award-winning writer has been an interesting one. George Thompson traversed several different industries before settling...

12 Dec

UCLan Centre for SME Development Business Breakfast

8:00 - 10:30 | Creative Innovation Zone

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the next UCLan Centre for SME Development Business Breakfast. Breakfast Highlights: Brexit Update & Live Q&A Whatever the circumstances...

13 Dec

Introduction to health and safety

13:00 - 16:00 | Blackburn College

Employees have a legal right to expect a safe and healthy work environment. Even though it may seem as if workplace health and safety is an obligation and cost...

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...

9 Jan

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | UCLan 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...

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...

15 Jan

Unique Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

One of the keys to the success of Unique ladies is our great locations. With this in mind, we’re delighted to be running Unique Ladies Chorley – at Chorley...

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...

24 Jan

Introduction to contract law

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

This half day masterclass on contract law will be suitable for all those new to procurement, sales and operations and will present attendees with key legal provisions, principles and...

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

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

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 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...

12 Feb

Unique Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

One of the keys to the success of Unique ladies is our great locations. With this in mind, we’re delighted to be running Unique Ladies Chorley – at Chorley...

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...

11 Mar

Unique Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

One of the keys to the success of Unique ladies is our great locations. With this in mind, we’re delighted to be running Unique Ladies Chorley – at Chorley...

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,...

13 May

Unique Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:00 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

One of the keys to the success of Unique ladies is our great locations. With this in mind, we’re delighted to be running Unique Ladies Chorley – at Chorley...

10 Jun

Unique Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:30 - 11:30 | Chorley Football Club

One of the keys to the success of Unique ladies is our great locations. With this in mind, we’re delighted to be running Unique Ladies Chorley – at Chorley...

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