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...

24 Jan

This Is Me: Increasing Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace

8:30 - 10:00 | Media Factory, UCLAN

This is Me challenges the stigma around mental health at work breaking the culture of silence by supporting people to tell their stories About this Event This is an...

24 Jan

Orphanage Cup business launch event with Lancashire FA

8:30 - 10:30 | Lancashire Football Association

Are you a budding Beckham or potential Pele? Then get you and your workforce signed up for the prestigious Orphanage Cup, organised by Child Action North West (CANW). Businesses...

24 Jan

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Preston

9:30 - 11:30 | Cotton Court

Join us at our Pink Link Preston event at Cotton Court for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We welcome...

24 Jan

Lunch & Learn – Basic Carbon Footprint

12:00 - 14:00 | East Lancs Chamber

Lunch and Learn – Carbon Basic Footprint! About this Event 24th January – Measuring Up – How to Calculate your Carbon Footprint and take action to reduce it Climate...

27 Jan

Targeting the Right Audience

13:30 - 15:30 | University Campus

Course Overview This 2 hour Masterclass will provide candidates with an introduction to finding your target audience, being specific about your customer and who they are. The Masterclass will...

28 Jan

Sales Training : Selling To Different Personalities

9:30 - 12:30 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Sales training to maximise sales calls and connections through a greater understanding of commonly shared traits across potential client personality types. Identify your potential buyer’s buying style and gain...

28 Jan

Social Media Training : Creating Great Content

10:00 - 16:00 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Social media training to grow your online network through promoting your brand, goods, and services to potential clients through engaging content for social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook....

28 Jan

Telephone Sales Skills Training

13:00 - 16:00 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Convert company leads into profitable sales opportunities, set appointments, and win new business over the telephone with this telephone sales training course. Make the most of your costly sales...

28 Jan

How to get from ‘To Do’ to ‘Done’

13:30 - 16:00 | Society1

Start 2020 with productive intent! Do you find your days running away with you? Are you looking for ways to help you get more organised? This paper-based productivity workshop...

28 Jan

Plan, pitch and sell

16:00 - 20:00 | Cotton Court

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

30 Jan

Digital Marketing Strategy Course

9:30 - 12:30 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Digital marketing course which enables delegates to put an effective digital marketing strategy together that is perfectly consistent with their own organisational goals and which represents the brand voice...

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...

30 Jan

PPC Strategy: Profiting From Pay Per Click

13:00 - 16:00 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Learn the essentials of pay per click advertising strategies and techniques for search engines, Facebook ads, Amazon, and other websites to top up your Digital Marketing strategy. Make money...

30 Jan

10 Steps to Starting a Business

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...

30 Jan

Business Model Canvas

16:00 - 20:00 | Burnley Football Club

Understand the Business Model Canvas and how it can help your business. The Business Model Canvas is a well-used business planning technique to quickly and easily define and communicate...

31 Jan

Import2marketplace

10:00 - 16:00 | EKM Auditorium

Welcome to Import2Marketplace – “A One Day Discovery Day Into The World of eCommerce Stores”. Are you currently looking to earn an extra income? Have you ever wanted to...

3 Feb

Startup essentials

16:00 - 20:00 | Cotton Court

Get your head around the startup process and focus on growing your business. About this Event Talk to any new startup business and you will immediately understand that the...

3 Feb

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness Event

16:00 - 18:00 | Civic Centre

Wyre Council is holding two counter terrorism ACT Awareness events for businesses across the borough. There will be a speaker from NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) who will...

4 Feb

SEO Training : Get Found In Google

9:30 - 12:30 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Learn best practice approaches to researching the right keywords, optimising your organisation’s website structure, content creation, and link practices to increase your visibility in search engines and get found...

5 Feb

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...

5 Feb

Attract, Engage and Retain Workshops – developing your team of the future

9:00 - 12:00 | The Holiday Inn

A series of small group workshops and a one-to-one coaching session enabling you to develop innovative strategies to attract, engage and retain the right people for your business. At the...

5 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

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...

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...

6 Feb

Time to Talk About Wellbeing at Work 2020 Conference

10:00 - 16:00 | Landmark Church

For the third year running, Lancashire Mind are hosting a conference to bring together local employers to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing at work. The conference is...

6 Feb

Let’s Talk. Creativity, People and Place

17:30 - 20:00 | Society1

Introducing Let’s Talk: Society1 in collaboration with Digital Lancashire and Creative Lancashire are hosting their next creative collaboration evening ‘Lets Talk …’ on Thursday 6th February. This evening is...

7 Feb

Introduction to Procurement

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

Supply chain innovation is emerging as a critical area for many organisations in delivering added value. Organisations need to work in close collaboration with other supply chain members to...

7 Feb

Future Places: Enabling Healthier Lifestyles

8:30 - 12:00 | Lancaster House Hotel

This event, hosted by Lancaster University’s new Health Innovation Campus, is designed to help small business, charities, health providers, and social enterprise to explore new imaginative, healthcare opportunities which at their core encourage movement. Join...

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...

7 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:30 | Village Hotel Club 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...

7 Feb

Skills Scrum – Workflows That Work For You

10:00 - 12:00 | Society1

Introducing Society 1 Skills Scrum These bite-sized learning sessions cover simple topics in practical ways, which you can easily apply to support you and your business. Regular in house...

7 Feb

Lunch & Learn – Energy Bill Reduction

12:00 - 14:00 | East Lancs Chamber

Lunch and Learn – Energy Bill Reduction! About this Event 7th February Energy Bill Reduction Reducing energy use makes perfect business sense; it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and...

10 Feb

Social Media for Small Businesses

13:30 - 15:30 | University Centre

Course Overview This 2 hour Masterclass will provide candidates with an introduction to using social media for small business and how to grow your business through social media. The...

11 Feb

Employment Law Update – What is Happening in 2020?

8:30 - 10:00 | Brabners Solicitors

With the beginning of another year and hot on the heels of a new Government following the General Election, come and find out what’s in store in employment law...

11 Feb

Emergency First Aid at Work – Level 3

9:00 - 16:30 | The Lothersdale Hotel

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Affiniti Training are delighted to bring you this 1 Day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Course (National RQF...

11 Feb

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness Event

9:30 - 11:30 | Marine Hall

Wyre Council is holding two counter terrorism “ACT Awareness” events for businesses across the borough. There will be a speaker from NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) who will...

11 Feb

Lancashire Forum Creative Think Tank: Growth – What is it good for?

15:00 - 19:00 | UCLan

For some creative and digital SMEs growing, taking on more staff, moving premises, expanding horizons and thinking big is the right direction. For others, staying small and agile might...

11 Feb

Propeller Networking event: Crowd-sourcing solutions to business quandaries

16:00 - 19:00 | Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory

This month’s networking is going to be a little different. Instead of having guest speakers present on a topic, we’re inviting YOU to be the expert. Working with Boost...

11 Feb

Propeller Networking – Crowd-sourcing solutions to business quandaries

16:00 - 19:00 | Media Factory

This month’s networking is going to be a little different. Instead of having guest speakers present on a topic, we’re inviting YOU to be the expert. Working with Boost...

11 Feb

Two Zero Food & Drink Launch Event

17:00 - 19:00 | Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Ambitious Food & Drink businesses of Lancashire, unite! Are you looking to: Meet face-to-face with buyers from leading retail & supermarket chains Increase your market share? Develop your brand?...

12 Feb

Innovation For Growth – Is Your Business Ready? Two-day workshop

9:00 - 16:30 | Best Western Garstang Country Hotel

A two-day workshop for small and medium-sized businesses who want to respond to opportunities in the health and wellbeing sector Two-day Workshop: Day 1: Wednesday 12 February Day 2: Wednesday 26...

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...

12 Feb

Innovation For Growth – Is Your Business Ready? Two-day Workshop, February 2020

9:00 - 16:30 | Best Western Garstang Country Hotel

Two-day Workshop: Day 1: Wednesday 12th Day 2: Wednesday 26th February 2020 Delivered as part of Lancaster University’s Health Innovation Campus this two-day workshop is for small and medium-sized businesses who want to respond to...

12 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Poulton

9:30 - 11:30 | Moorlands Tennis Club

Join us at our Pink Link Poulton event at Moorlands Tennis Club for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. We...

12 Feb

Discovering 3D printing at 3DGBIRE

13:00 - 16:00 | 3DGBIRE

Join us to learn about the company and how to make significant time and cost savings through the use of additive manufacturing in the Automotive Industry. 3DGBIRE will be...

12 Feb

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...

13 Feb

Finance and Funding for your Business – Lancaster district

9:00 - 11:00 | Lancaster Town Hall

Join Lancaster City Council and Boost Business Lancashire’s Access to Finance team, to learn about the various finance options for your business, whatever stage your business is at. Are...

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,...

13 Feb

Skills Scrum – Mastering the Law of Attraction

10:00 - 12:00 | Society1

Introducing Society 1 Skills Scrum These bite-sized learning sessions cover simple topics in practical ways, which you can easily apply to support you and your business. Regular in house...

15 Feb

Social Media Analytics : Measuring Social Media Performance no start time wrong link

0:00 - 0:00 | North & Western Chamber of Commerce

Social Media analytics training course to learn how to access and dig into every last bit of data available from your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn channels and significantly improve...

18 Feb

Purposeful Business Event

12:30 - 16:30 | The Marriott Hotel

The ‘Purposeful Business’ half-day event is aimed at Lancashire business leaders, decision-makers and influencers who are interested in learning more about ‘moral capitalism’ and the ‘six good dividends’ and...

18 Feb

Know Your Numbers

16:00 - 20:00 | Cotton Court

Do you understand the information given by your accounting system or accountant? About this Event For a lot of startup businesses, the information provided is confusing and hence often...

19 Feb

Benefits of Budgeting

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

Employees who have had no formal financial training should attend this masterclass as it will help them to better manage operational budgets and cash flows. Being able to manage...

19 Feb

Increasing sales through networking

9:00 - 13:30 | Society1

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...

19 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lytham

9:30 - 11:30 | Fylde Rugby Club

Join us at our Pink Link Lytham event at The Fylde Rugby Club for an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group....

19 Feb

An Inspiring Evening With…Damian Broughton MBE

17:30 - 20:00 | Bizspace

Are you a budding entrepreneur, start-up or early-stage business founder in Lancashire? Want to learn from the experiences of some of the county’s most successful business people? Of course...

20 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lancaster

9:30 - 11:30 | Holiday Inn Lancaster

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

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...

20 Feb

Business planning

16:00 - 20:00 | Society1

Understand the Business Model Canvas and how it can help your business. About this Event The Business Model Canvas is a well-used business planning technique to quickly and easily...

25 Feb

Leading Lancashire: Leading for success – Personal leadership through MBTI

9:30 - 16:00 | Westleigh Conference Centre

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....

25 Feb

Returning to Work After Caring Responsibilities – iROWE seminar

13:30 - 15:00 | UCLAN

A seminar and discussion on supporting those who are returning to work after a career break due to caring responsibilities. About this Event Speakers: Dr Adrian Wright, iROWE, UCLan...

26 Feb

Aspire Session – Being Impactful

9:00 - 13:00 | The Borough

Being Impactful – building your credibility both inside and outside your organization. “Impact is the story you leave behind.” When you’ve established your business or career and you’re working...

27 Feb

Bamber Bridge Business Club

8:00 - 9:30 | BSRIA

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

27 Feb

Launch of the Lancaster District Responsible Business Network

16:00 - 18:00 | Lancaster & Morecambe College

Are you a local business and passionate about our district? If yes, then the Responsible Business Network is for you! If you are a local business and passionate about...

27 Feb

Members Meet

16:00 - 18:00 | The Royal Kings Arms Hotel, 75 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JG

Mix with the people you need to be talking to this year! Join us at this late afternoon networking event at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster Our guests represent...

2 Mar

Women in Business funded workshops

8:30 - 1:00 | Dunkenhalgh Hotel

If you work for a Lancashire based SME and are over 16 take advantage now of our fantastic free Women in Business, Leadership & Procurement workshops. Our first Women...

3 Mar

The Secrets to Improving Staff Retention

8:30 - 12:00 | Blackpool Football Club

The majority of hiring failures are associated with lack of “culture fit”. These workshops will help you identify what’s missing with your recruitment practices to avoid these hiring failures...

4 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

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...

5 Mar

Investment Readiness Programme: 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...

6 Mar

2020 International Women’s Day – Lancashire

9:00 - 16:00 | Boulevard Hotel

2020 International Women’s Day – Lancashire The theme for the International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual. The hope this year is for an equal world = an enabled world....

10 Mar

North West Apprenticeship Expo 2020

12:00 - 19:00 | Evoque

The North West Apprenticeship and Careers Expo 2020 caters for anybody looking for an apprenticeship or future career. Our partners for the event include the NHS, South Ribble’s Apprentice...

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

Leadership and Management Masterclass

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

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

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 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:30 | Village Hotel Club 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...

3 Apr

Lancashire Business Expo 2020

9:00 - 15:00 | Preston Guild Hall

Would you like the opportunity to connect with the thriving North West business community? The Lancashire Business Expo provides limitless opportunities for businesses across the UK to connect with...

8 Apr

Co-working and Community – iROWE seminar

13:30 - 15:00 | UCLAN

A seminar and discussion on community in co-working Speakers: Dr Adrian Wright, iROWE, UCLan Seyi Kuti, iROWE, UCLan Details to follow. Refreshments available from 1pm. Any queries please contact...

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

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

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...

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...

8 Jul

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

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...

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