18 Jun

How to find, win and keep your customers

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

Loyal customers – the most important asset for any growing business In order to grow your business, you need to invest time and effort into attracting, winning over, and...

18 Jun

Circular Economy Club Launch

10:00 - 13:00 | Brockholes

The two Circular Economy Clubs based in Lancashire, Chamber Low Carbon CEC and Preston CEC are combining for this launch event. We will be showing the world’s first feature-length...

18 Jun

South Ribble Careers Fest 2019

15:00 - 19:00 | Civic Centre

We have partnered with Shout Network to create the first ‘South Ribble Careers Fest’ on Tuesday 18th June (3-7pm) at South Ribble Civic Centre. We would like to invite...

19 Jun

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

8:00 - 10:30 | Forbes Solicitors

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

19 Jun

Book Keeping Workshop

9:30 - 10:30 | Chorley Town Hall

Chorley Council, in association with Studholme-Bell Limited, invite you to a free workshop on the topic of Book Keeping. Join us at Chorley Town Hall on Wednesday 19 June,...

20 Jun

Digital Marketing for Growth

9:00 - 15:30 | Cotton Court

Looking to boost sales by mastering digital marketing? Digital marketing is the most cost effective way for new businesses to get more clients and win more sales. As a...

20 Jun

Finance for your Business

10:00 - 12:00 | Lancaster Town Hall

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

20 Jun

UCLan Degree shows: Fashion Show

18:30 - 21:00 | Venue 53

If you are a decision maker in a fashion, textile or lifestyle related business, you may be interested in attending our fashion show, as previewed at Graduate Fashion Week...

20 Jun

MyBump2Baby | Pregnancy to Pre-School Networking

19:00 - 21:00 | Peel House

We are thrilled to announce this unique Blackpool Networking Event by MyBump2Baby designed specifically for business owners who operate in the parenting sector. If your business provides goods or...

21 Jun

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

25 Jun

Ensuring Your Processes Make You BRC Compliant

8:00 - 10:30 | Birchall Foodservice

This is a free event for food manufacturers: Ensuring Your Processes Make You BRC Compliant. Barbara Bray, MBE, will talk about how to not only ensure, but also demonstrate,...

25 Jun

Workshop: How to Handle Performance Issues

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...

25 Jun

Boost Bespoke Masterclasses: International Trade Launch

9:00 - 12:00 | East Lancs Chamber of Commerce,

Brand new 100% fully funded support package for ambitious Lancashire businesses looking to trade with overseas markets.  A full suite of masterclasses have been developed and will address all...

25 Jun

PowerUP your business – Lancashire

9:30 - 11:30 | Cotton Court

The North has a long history of innovation, influencing the fortunes of the country and the face of industry further afield. Today’s global industry trends are driving new opportunities...

26 Jun

A tour of the pensions landscape

9:30 - 11:00 | Stanley House Hotel & Spa

In a period of changing pension legislation and retirement expectations, do you ever wonder what the future holds? PM+M Wealth Management is hosting a breakfast session on Wednesday 26...

26 Jun

Financial Planning and Funding for New Businesses

9:30 - 12:30 | Blackpool Enteprise 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. In this...

26 Jun

Cyber Security Workshop

17:30 - 20:00 | Sceptre Court

Is your business at risk from cyber security threats? A fascinating and insightful seminar in collaboration with Ferris Slater, designed and delivered by Lee Cartmell, Head of Cyber Security...

27 Jun

Wake Up To Digital

10:00 - 12:00 | Bespoke | Digital Agency

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND? You are involved in or responsible for digital marketing in your business You do not currently have a full digital strategy document in your business...

27 Jun

10 Steps to Starting a Business

14:00 - 16:00 | 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...

27 Jun

UCLan Twilight Business Networking Event

16:00 - 18:30 | Westleigh

This free session, presented by the Centre for SME Development, will ensure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest business news from UCLan and promises to be another...

27 Jun

Digital Health and Business Performance

17:30 - 20:00 | Society1

Our digital work tools and organisational systems are meant to help us manage and grow our companies effectively. Yet how we use our tools and engage with our systems...

27 Jun

Hive Business Awards

18:30 - 0:00 | King George's Hall

WELCOME TO THE HIVE BLACKBURN & DARWEN BUSINESS AWARDS The HIVE Blackburn & Darwen Business Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding work of businesses from different sectors and inspirational individuals from...

1 Jul

Intensive Digital Marketing Day | Preston

9:00 - 17:00 | Ribby Hall

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Our Intensive Digital Marketing Day For Marketing Apprentices, Marketing Managers, Execs and business owners wanting to see more sales, more leads...

2 Jul

Making Connections

16:00 - 18:00 | The Business Clinic

Network, connect and hear from experts who can support your business and its future direction. The University of Central Lancashire, through the UpSkilling Lancashire project, and The Business Clinic...

3 Jul

Lancashire Manufacturing Club

8:00 - 10:30 | UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre

Set to open in the coming weeks, UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) is a £35mil facility, part of a larger £50mil programme.   Highlighted as a flagship investment project within...

3 Jul

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

3 Jul

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...

4 Jul

Innovation for Growth – is your business ready?

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

Two day Innovation Workshop: Day 1 (4th July), Day 2 (11th July) Implementing ideas in the health sector is a challenge. Delivered as part of Lancaster University’s new Health...

4 Jul

Investment Readiness Programme: Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs – Preston 4 July 2019, UCLan

12:00 - 16:30 | Greenbank 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 Jul

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

5 Jul

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...

9 Jul

Innovation and Enterprise Showcase event

16:00 - 19:00 | Creative Innovation Zone (ME414), Media Factory

Innovation & Enterprise, at the University of Central Lancashire, provides funded business support for SMEs (small/medium enterprises). Working with local businesses, we offer a whole variety of training, support,...

10 Jul

Culture & Communication in Family Business Event

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

There are so many challenges that arise from mixing business with family. Through years of research and engagement with global family businesses, the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) Centre...

11 Jul

3D CAD Modelling Masterclass

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

This half day masterclass, delivered by the Making Rooms, Blackburn, will introduce the concept of design sketching and its use in 3D modelling.  The session will centre around a...

11 Jul

International Trade Club – Breakfast Meeting

8:00 - 10:30 | Mercure Dunkenhalgh

The International Trade Club Breakfast meeting offers new and experienced traders, the chance to expand and update their knowledge, benefit from a wide range of informative presentations and enjoy...

11 Jul

Charity Vintage Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show

11:30 - 15:30 | Chorley Football Club

This is a great collaboration of local companies, Unique Ladies Networking, Chorley FC, Woodchats Coffee Shop and So2You Fashion, all coming together to create this fabulous Afternoon Tea, shopping...

11 Jul

Choose Chorley Business Network Event 2019

17:30 - 21:00 | Lancastrian Suite

CHOOSE CHORLEY ANNUAL BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT ‘2019: THE YEAR OF DIGITAL’  Chorley’s Annual Business Network Event takes place on Thursday 11th July 2019 with a local panel of digital...

17 Jul

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

17 Jul

Printing The Future

12:30 - 15:30 | Lancashire Digital Technology Park

How additive manufacturing is transforming low volume automotive production The UK automotive sector has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years with car production at record levels and a booming...

19 Jul

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

19 Jul

Workplace wellbeing is serious business

9:30 - 12:30 | Innovation & Enterprise Studio GR170

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise is proud to present our two-part professional training workshop ‘Workplace wellbeing is serious business’. During the two sessions, leaders will develop an understanding...

24 Jul

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,...

25 Jul

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...

31 Jul

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

2 Aug

The Business Clinic – ‘Peerworking’ Surgery

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

‘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 of ‘Peerworking’ for...

2 Aug

Mastering Public Speaking with Cheryl Chapman

9:00 - 17:30 | Cotton Court

Calling all female business owners, consultants, freelancers, employees – do you have a message that you want to share. Are you struggling to get your voice heard above the...

8 Aug

Pink Link Summer Regional – 10th Anniversary Event

10:00 - 19:00 | Village Hotel Blackpool

Join Pink Link on Thursday 8th August to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. This is our largest summer event to date, attracting over 170 like-minded businesswomen from across the North...

8 Aug

Introduction to Equity Investment for SMEs

12:00 - 17:00 | UCLan, Greenbank 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...

4 Sep

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....

4 Sep

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...

6 Sep

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...

10 Sep

Social Media in the Workplace

8:30 - 12:00 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

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...

18 Sep

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,...

19 Sep

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...

20 Sep

North Lancs Expo 2019

10:00 - 16:00 | Lancaster Brewery

The North Lancs Expo is a unique two day event which sees hundreds of businesses and thousands of visitors collide on a platform to showcase our amazing North Lancashire....

26 Sep

Electronics Development Masterclass

8:00 - 12:00 | Blackburn College

This half day masterclass, delivered by the Making Rooms, Blackburn, will introduce the stages of electronics development, from initial concept testing with a breadboard, to development and procurement of...

26 Sep

Customs Intermediary Training

9:30 - 16:30 | East Lancs 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...

27 Sep

2019 Enterprise Vision Awards

18:00 - 1:00 | The Winter Gardens

The Enterprise Vision Awards shine the spotlight on the success of female entrepreneurs in the North West. The annual awards ceremony takes place in the iconic Empress Ballroom in the...

1 Oct

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...

2 Oct

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....

9 Oct

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...

11 Oct

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...

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

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...

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,...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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