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 Digital Knowhow – Free workshop

9:00 - 13:00 | Society 1

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

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...

15 Oct

Help for Brexit: Export documentation procedures (training)

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

This free course takes a practical approach to why and when export documents are needed, focusing on the transfer from using EU Certificates of Origin to UK Certificates of...

16 Oct

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...

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...

16 Oct

Help for Brexit: Taxation and insurance (workshop)

9:30 - 12:00 | Preston Grasshoppers

When assessing the tax impact of no-deal Brexit businesses should look at the rules which are directly derived from the EU legal framework and those which are indirectly impacted....

16 Oct

Brexit Ready Workshop – supply chain risk management, in partnership with the SMMT

10:00 - 16:00 | Partnership For Learning

Delivered by: Steve Manion, Industry Forum This one-day session is a chance to find out about the latest on Brexit planning and explore why supply chain managers need to...

16 Oct

Help for Brexit: Taxation and insurance (workshop)

13:30 - 16:00 | Ramada Hotel

When assessing the tax impact of no-deal Brexit businesses should look at the rules which are directly derived from the EU legal framework and those which are indirectly impacted....

16 Oct

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise free taster session – coaching and mentoring for success

16:00 - 18:00 | UCLan Enterprise & Innovation Studio GR170

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at UCLan are proud to now offer the ILM Level 5 Certificate in coaching and mentoring. This free taster session will provide attendees...

17 Oct

Unique Ladies Business 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...

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...

17 Oct

Facebook Digital Skills Training Programme – Part 2

14:30 - 18:30 | Media Factory

Digital Skills Training from The Extraordinary Club in partnership with facebook join us this afternoon. The Digital Skills Training Programme by Facebook and Freeformers focuses on enabling you to...

18 Oct

Help for Brexit: Regulatory compliance, data protection and accounting (webinar)

10:00 - 11:00 | Online

This highly interactive workshop will provide businesses with the information they need to ensure they are prepared, have planned for and are implementing the correct changes to ensure a...

21 Oct

Brexit Readiness: Workshop

9:00 - 12:00 | Rossendale Borough Council

Is your business prepared for life after a no deal BREXIT? East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is delivering four identical Government funded ‘Brexit Readiness Workshops’ across East Lancs, where...

21 Oct

Brexit Readiness: Workshop

13:00 - 16:00 | Burnley Football Club

Hear from the experts about: Trading internationally after Brexit – East Lancashire Chamber’s international business team Workplace mobility and legitimacy – Forbes Solicitors Contracting and the small print –...

22 Oct

Transforming your business with International Cultural Awareness

9:00 - 16:00 | Cotton Court Business Centre

Who should attend? Business owners and their employees: dealing with international clients and/or suppliers working in Marketing Business Development Managers graphic designers web designers businesses wanting to penetrate into...

22 Oct

Help for Brexit: Regulatory compliance (workshop)

9:30 - 12:00 | Preston Golf Club

This highly interactive workshop will provide businesses with the information they need to ensure they are prepared, have planned for and are implementing the correct changes to ensure a...

22 Oct

Help for Brexit: Regulatory compliance (workshop)

13:30 - 16:30 | Shaw Hill Golf and Country Club

This highly interactive workshop will provide businesses with the information they need to ensure they are prepared, have planned for and are implementing the correct changes to ensure a...

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

Brexit Readiness: Workshop

9:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Hear from the experts about: Trading internationally after Brexit – East Lancashire Chamber’s International Business Team Workplace mobility and legitimacy – Forbes Solicitors Contracting and the small print –...

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...

24 Oct

Brexit Readiness: Workshop

13:00 - 16:00 | Ribble Valley Borough Council

Hear from the experts about: Trading internationally after Brexit – East Lancashire Chamber’s international business team Workplace mobility and legitimacy – Forbes Solicitors Contracting and the small print –...

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...

31 Oct

How to thrive at trade shows and exhibitions

9:00 - 16:00 | Cotton Court Business Centre

Who should attend? Business owners and their staff organising and attending Trade Shows & Exhibitions (regional, national and/or international). Why attend? To learn how to get a maximum ROI...

31 Oct

Environment Policy Update with Martin Baxter

10:00 - 13:00 | Dunkenhalgh Hotel

A lot has happened over the last year with relation to environment and sustainability policy. Find out what it all means for business with Martin Baxter the Chief Policy...

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...

5 Nov

Intensive Digital Marketing Day Blackpool

9:30 - 17:00 | Peel House

This beginner to intermediate Facebook Ads masterclass will show you the key considerations of using Facebook for paid advertising for your business. Boosting Facebook posts isn’t recommended (some small...

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

Leading Transformation: Adopting industrial digital technologies

8:30 - 11:00 | Stanley House Hotel & Spa

Have you ever considered if machine learning or artificial intelligence could improve the productivity of your factory? Or whether you could leverage data to predict machine maintenance or identify efficiency...

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

Lloyds Digital Knowhow Event – Free workshop

9:00 - 13:00 | The ACE Centre

Lloyds Banking Group in association with Pendle Borough Council & Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership is proud to host an event centred on driving the digital adoption, skills and understanding...

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

How to get great people to join your manufacturing SME…and stay

9:00 - 16:30 | Lancaster House Hotel

Are you responsible for hiring and developing talent for your business? This interactive workshop will: Give you the opportunity to assess your business and its impact in the recruitment...

7 Nov

Unique Ladies Networking – Preston

9:30 - 12:00 | St Teresa’s Catholic Club

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...

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

Employment law/Modern Slavery Act

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

The Modern Slavery Act came into force in 2015. This session gives an overview of the Act; focusing on the impact on supply chains and the role of procurement...

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...

12 Nov

Pre-accelerator Ignition: Natwest and Boost

10:00 - 14:00 | Cotton Court Business Centre

Our Pre-Accelerator Ignition event has been designed for idea and or early stage businesses and entrepreneurs to access tools and techniques to build a great pitch, map out their...

12 Nov

Propeller Networking – PROCES – The only six steps of selling you need

16:00 - 19:00 | Media Factory

Alistaire Jama from Kennedy Ross Consulting Limited joins us this evening. Nothing is so good that it sells itself. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be charismatic or cunningly cut-throat...

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...

14 Nov

R&D Tax Credits and Business Advice Workshop

9:30 - 10:30 | Lancaster Town Hall

Lancaster City Council, in association with Waters Atkinson Chartered Accountants, Business Advisers and Tax Consultants, invite you to a workshop on the topic of R & D Tax Credits....

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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