19 Sep

Lean Start-Up – Blackburn

9:00 - 15:00 | Blackburn Enterprise Centre

This masterclass has been created to establish the motivation and ambition of you as an entrepreneur and to provide you with the proven lean tools and techniques to help...

20 Sep

Business Clinic Peerworking Surgery

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

Surgeries are facilitated confidential “peerworking” sessions and it’s your opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges bespoke to you and your business. You will innovate with other business owners who...

20 Sep

How to create your own successful online shop & ecommerce website

10:00 - 16:00 | EKM

Building a simple online shop and ecommerce website is not enough anymore, you are up against the internet giants from day one and you need to stand out in...

20 Sep

Productivity through People – Masterclass with Juergen Maier

15:45 - 19:30 | Lancaster House Hotel

Productivity through People is a unique collaboration of three world class manufacturers; BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls Royce who have co-designed an innovative twelve month programme with Lancaster University...

21 Sep

UCLan Business Breakfast

8:00 - 10:30 | Media Factory

Presented by the UCLan Centre for SME Development. This free session will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan, further details on the...

21 Sep

Lancashire Forum Creative Think Tank – Digital Networking

10:30 - 13:00 | Media Innovation Studio

More than ever, businesses rely on their networks to survive and thrive and for this event we are delighted to have renowned digital networking expert Dan Knowles as our...

22 Sep

Business Clinic Peerworking Surgery

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

Surgeries are facilitated confidential “peerworking” sessions and it’s your opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges bespoke to you and your business. You will innovate with other business owners who...

22 Sep

Meet. Eat. Debate.

11:00 - 14:00 | Rawtenstall Train Station

70 people joined us last year for a party on the East Lancs Railway, so this year, we’re doing it all over again! You’ll have the opportunity to network...

24 Sep

North Lancs Expo – Sunday 24th September

12:00 - 17:00 | The Chamber Expotorium, Lancaster Brewery

The North Lancashire Expo offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet North Lancashire’s most diverse gathering of business owners, decision makers and entrepreneurs. It targets high-achieving companies from all...

25 Sep

North Lancs Expo – Monday 25th September

10:00 - 16:00 | The Chamber Expotorium, Lancaster Brewery

The North Lancashire Expo offers exhibitors a unique opportunity to meet North Lancashire’s most diverse gathering of business owners, decision makers and entrepreneurs. It targets high-achieving companies from all...

26 Sep

Harnessing Talent – sustaining and growing your business

9:00 - 12:00 | Barton Grange Hotel

Join us for a FREE half-day Masterclass to enable you to sustain and grow your business. If you are serious about future-proofing your business, you can’t afford to miss...

26 Sep

Scaling for Growth – Blackburn

9:00 - 15:00 | Blackburn Enterprise Centre

This masterclass is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to scale your new business rapidly and the essential building blocks needed to scale including practical guidance...

26 Sep

Who do you think you are?

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

You don’t have to go on a television odyssey to answer that question. We can help set you on your own journey of discovery. Selling yourself, who you are...

26 Sep

lovelocal Business Networking, Clitheroe

18:00 - 20:00 | Cheetham Jackson

This month, lovelocalnetworking has been invited to the Cheetham Jackson office in Clitheroe. Tucked away in the beautiful Swan Courtyard, the offices form part of centuries old ramparts which...

27 Sep

Harnessing Talent – sustaining and growing your business

9:00 - 12:00 | Barton Grange Hotel

Join us for a FREE half-day Masterclass to enable you to sustain and grow your business. If you are serious about future-proofing your business, you can’t afford to miss...

27 Sep

Blackpool Business Expo 2017

9:30 - 15:00 | Village Urban Resort

Blackpool’s prestigious Business Expo 2017 not only celebrates and supports the local business community but also offers face to face networking opportunities with 100’s of decision makers in one...

28 Sep

Harnessing Talent – sustaining and growing your business

9:00 - 12:00 | Barton Grange Hotel

Join us for a FREE half-day Masterclass to enable you to sustain and grow your business. If you are serious about future-proofing your business, you can’t afford to miss...

28 Sep

Productivity through people preview

18:00 - 20:30 | ASK, BAE Systems, Samlesbury

The heart of sustainable business success lies in empowering all employees with the latest techniques to transform productivity at every level. Three world-class manufacturers, BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce...

29 Sep

Business Continuity Planning – Steps to Succession (Lancashire)

8:00 - 10:00 | Blackburn Cathedral

Beever and Struthers, in collaboration with Farleys Solicitors and FW Capital have organised a ‘Business Continuity Seminar: Steps to Success(ion)’ seminar that will be run in Lancashire and Manchester...

3 Oct

MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey Launch

8:00 - 10:30 | Birchall Foodservice

Moore & Smalley and Lloyds Bank invite you to attend the launch of this year’s MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Survey Report. The much anticipated report will soon be revealed....

3 Oct

Central Lancashire Business Event 2017

17:30 - 20:30 | Invincibles, The Villa at North End

This year’s 11th annual Central Lancashire Business Event is hosted by Preston City Council. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Customer at the Heart’ and will focus on...

4 Oct

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

9:00 - 17:00 | Manchester - Venue TBC

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of a quality management system based on...

5 Oct

FSB Connect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Samlesbury

FSB Lancashire & Cumbria Region is hosting a regular monthly #FSBConnect networking event on the first Thursday of every month at Samlesbury Hall, bringing together business owners from across the...

5 Oct

A celebration of food and drink – Lancashire style

14:00 - 16:00 | Stanley House

Natwest is holding it’s third celebration of food and drink in Lancashire on 5th October at Stanley House Hotel and Spa. The event provides a showcase for food and...

9 Oct

Business Basics (#BBW17)

10:00 - 11:00 | Business First Centre - Burnley

Delivered by Enterprise Lancashire If you are considering working for yourself this one and a half hour workshop is designed to give you an outline of what’s involved, what...

9 Oct

Sell – Don’t Tell (#BBW17)

10:30 - 12:00 | Burnley Central Library

Advertising and the Power of Persuasive Writing – Delivered by Peter McLean of 2BR Radio How do you persuade someone to do something? Do you ever find your head...

9 Oct

Connect with Central & Eastern Europe (#BBW17)

12:00 - 18:00 | Business First Centre - Burnley

Delivered by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Meet with Adrian Vicol, CEN Regional Export Project Manager based in Romania, responsible for helping British companies to export to this region....

9 Oct

Tell your story to a journalist… (#BBW17)

13:00 - 15:00 | Northbridge House

Without sending them to sleep – Delivered by Viva PR Award-winning PR company, Viva PR, will present a masterclass for businesses on the art of storytelling. It’s designed to...

10 Oct

Business Continuity Planning – Steps to Succession (Manchester)

8:00 - 10:00 | Beever and Struthers

Beever and Struthers, in collaboration with Farleys Solicitors and FW Capital have organised a ‘Business Continuity Seminar: Steps to Success(ion)’ seminar that will be run in Lancashire and Manchester...

10 Oct

Corporate and Social Responsibility in the workplace (#BBW17)

9:00 - 12:00 | UCFB, Turf Moor

Delivered by Burnley FC in the Community Join Burnley FC in the Community and their delivery partners to discover the importance of delivering CSR to generate better communities and...

10 Oct

Protecting your business (#BBW17)

9:00 - 11:00 | KM Accountants, Burnley Wharf

Delivered by KM Accountants, with Forbes Solicitors In this one hour session, Jenny Burke, corporate law specialist at Forbes Solicitors, will help you understand how to best protect your...

10 Oct

Product development and manufacturing support (#BBW17)

9:00 - 16:00 | DigitMe2 advanced manufacturing lab, UCLan

Delivered by the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, UCLan Burnley The University of Central Lancashire offers a range of manufacturing, engineering and product development support to Burnley businesses. Come along and...

10 Oct

Network with Confidence workshop (#BBW17)

9:30 - 12:30 | Business First Centre - Burnley

Delivered by Rachel Kay, LoveLocalTraining An interactive workshop to help businesses to improve your networking skills. Participants will learn how to: Decide which types of networking event will suit...

10 Oct

Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme (#BBW17)

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

Delivered by Prince’s Trust Thinking about starting a business or self employment? This workshop will get your thoughts in order and explain in plain language what may be required...

10 Oct

Tap into your talent (#BBW17)

11:30 - 13:30 | AMS Neve

Delivered by University of Central Lancashire UCLan’s new Degree Apprenticeships are a great way for SME’s to invest in their staff, with funding available for 90% of the training...

11 Oct

Business Mentoring Northern Conference

8:30 - 12:45 | Stanley House

The Association of Business Mentors Northern Conference includes three keynote speakers providing insights into industry activity and mentoring. This event will provide a great networking opportunity to mix with...

11 Oct

Pricing for Profit

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

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...

11 Oct

R&D tax credits workshop (#BBW17)

9:15 - 10:30 | Business First Centre - Burnley

Delivered by Pierce Accountants supported by Profitoptimiser Many businesses are still unaware of the significant savings which can be made on corporation tax or tax credits for Research and...

11 Oct

Cyber security and GDPR compliance (#BBW17)

10:00 - 12:30 | Rapid IT / LCWS Ltd

Delivered by HM Network with LCWS Ltd The upcoming GDPR regulations are set to cause the biggest shake up of UK privacy regulations in nearly 20 years with government...

11 Oct

Strategies to engage people (#BBW17)

11:00 - 12:30 | Burnley FC

Delivered by Scancapture Evidence shows that Lancashire is behind the UK when it comes to Employee Engagement resulting in a reduction in productivity. Half a million workers in Lancashire...

11 Oct

Increasing profits with email marketing (#BBW17)

11:00 - 13:00 | Wired Marketing

Delivered by Wired Marketing Email marketing still generates a higher return on investment than other digital channels. If you’re looking to improve your email campaigns, or see how to...

12 Oct

Practical tips on implementing GDPR (#BBW17)

9:00 - 11:00 | Burnley FC

Delivered by Forbes Solicitors Everyone knows the General Data Protection Regulation is coming and it is going to survive Brexit: but what does it mean? This practical session, aimed...

12 Oct

Cloud accounting

9:00 - 10:30 | Business First Centre - Burnley

Delivered by PM+M Accountants Developments in technology are changing the world around us every day – and cloud accounting is the big change for small businesses. Cloud accounting provides...

12 Oct

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Morecambe

12:00 - 16:30 | The Globe Arena

– 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...

12 Oct

Design principles

14:00 - 15:00 | Door4

Delivered by Door4 In this fascinating talk hear Leon Calverley of Door4 Creative discuss fundamental principles that all businesses should consider when designing services for their audience. Based on...

12 Oct

Focus on social media (#BBW17)

18:30 - 20:30 | Prairie Sports Village

Delivered by +24 Marketing Now more than ever, you need to focus your social media marketing strategy to rise above the noise. In this session, social media expert, Social...

13 Oct

Why digital projects fail (#BBW17)

9:00 - 10:30 | Burnley FC

Delivered by Andrew Dewhurst of Affilius Group IT and Digital can have a real impact on the performance of a business. Either through the use of software to improve...

18 Oct

Pendle Connects – Insider Insights

8:00 - 10:00 | Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre

Hear from four of Pendle’s well known entrepreneurs who will share their insider knowledge with you as part of Pendle Business Week 2017.  Pendle Connects Insider Insights event runs on Wednesday...

18 Oct

Lancashire Business Growth Forum

11:30 - 14:30 | Stanley House

Please note these forums are designed for growing businesses across Lancashire. Due to the demand for these forums and eligibility criteria places to this forum are not guaranteed and...

18 Oct

Digital Marketing For Business

15:00 - 18:00 | The ACE Centre

Boost Business Lancashire in collaboration with Pendle Business Week 2017 are proud to bring you ‘Digital Marketing For Business’ Networking event, helping you achieve more sales through digital marketing!...

2 Nov

FSB Connect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Samlesbury

FSB Lancashire & Cumbria Region is hosting a regular monthly #FSBConnect networking event on the first Thursday of every month at Samlesbury Hall, bringing together business owners from across the...

9 Nov

Lean Start-Up – Preston

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

This masterclass has been created to establish the motivation and ambition of you as an entrepreneur and to provide you with the proven lean tools and techniques to help...

14 Nov

Scaling for Growth – Preston

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

This masterclass is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools to scale your new business rapidly and the essential building blocks needed to scale including practical guidance...

15 Nov

Smarter Business Tech Live – Day 1

9:30 - 17:00 | Manchester Central

Introducing Smarter Business Tech LIVE 2017: 3 shows, 1 integrated ‘SME’ & ‘Mid-Size’ Business Experience in Manchester! The new dedicated business expo exclusively designed to empower SME business management...

16 Nov

Smarter Business Tech Live – Day 2

9:30 - 17:00 | Manchester Central

Introducing Smarter Business Tech LIVE 2017: 3 shows, 1 integrated ‘SME’ & ‘Mid-Size’ Business Experience in Manchester! The new dedicated business expo exclusively designed to empower SME business management...

21 Nov

iROWE Seminar – Business Strategy & Change

17:30 - 19:00 | UCLan (Room TBC)

The Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (iROWE) encourages the conduct and dissemination of high quality academic research into organisations, work and employment. In particular it seeks...

30 Nov

Wyre Business Awards 2017

18:30 - 23:00 | The Marine Hall

The Wyre Business Awards has become a firm favourite in the Wyre Council calendar, giving us a fantastic platform from which to showcase, acknowledge and applaud our businesses and...

3 Dec

Business Exploratory Mission to China

9:00 - 23:59 | Guangdong Province, China

Guangdong Province, China, 3rd – 8th December 2017 The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP) and Lancashire County Council will be taking a delegation of UK SMEs interested in getting...

4 Dec

The Art of Being Brilliant by EKM Academy

9:30 - 16:30 | EKM

Inspire and Motivate your team, your colleagues and yourself with this amazing event by world class speaker Andy Cope. Learn to have a positive mindset and improve all areas...

6 Dec

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Course

9:00 - 17:00 | Manchester - Venue TBC

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to perform an internal audit of part of a quality management system based on...

7 Dec

FSB Connect Lancashire

12:00 - 14:00 | Samlesbury

FSB Lancashire & Cumbria Region is hosting a regular monthly #FSBConnect networking event on the first Thursday of every month at Samlesbury Hall, bringing together business owners from across the...

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