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17th September 2020 | News

Coronavirus recovery grant applications halted after huge surge in demand

More than 1,000 Lancashire businesses have expressed their interest in grants available through Boost to help them recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Boost briefing: Planning how your business is funded, now and for the future
15th September 2020 | Inspiration & Spotlight

Access to Finance: September funding and finance briefing

Access to finance specialist, Caroline Turley, briefly highlights what she considers business priorities should be over the next few months to make sure you have the funds to grow your business and keep on track with your business plans.

#AskForHelp takes Highly Commended award at Prolific North Awards
10th September 2020 | News

#AskForHelp takes Highly Commended award at Prolific North Awards

Lancashire County Council and Freshfield have been Highly Commended at this year’s Prolific North Awards for the marketing of Boost’s #AskForHelp campaign, which helped Lancashire business owners access crucial support during the coronavirus pandemic.

10th September 2020 | Inspiration & Spotlight

Boost briefing: The world of selling after coronavirus

Lifelong salesman, Stephen Leishman, talks about how, just like many others, it’s been a time for adjustment to his daily business life during the coronavirus pandemic and offers his tips for selling in the world after lockdown.

7th September 2020 | News

New Lancashire fund launched to help businesses rebound

Lancashire County Council has launched the £2.25m Rosebud Rebound Fund to help businesses in the county to resume growth plans following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2nd September 2020 | Inspiration & Spotlight

Recovery strategies and support for SMEs

Professor Simon Bolton, an expert in innovation and director of Edge Hill University’s Productivity and Innovation Centre, outlines his five key tips to help businesses recover and become more resilient to future crises.

Start Up Loans passes 75,000th loan milestone marking more than £74.6m invested in North West start ups
1st September 2020 | News

Start Up Loans passes 75,000th loan milestone marking more than £74.6m invested in North West start ups

The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans (SUL) programme announced it issued its 75,000th loan on 25 August, 2020, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses since its launch in 2012.

25th August 2020 | News

Boost’s #AskForHelp campaign shortlisted for Prolific North Awards

Lancashire County Council’s Boost #AskForHelp campaign to support Lancashire business owners through the coronavirus pandemichas been shortlisted for two categories in this year’s Prolific North Awards.

20th August 2020 | Inspiration & Spotlight

FW Capital: Understanding the support to help your business back on its feet

Andy Traynor, FW Capital, looks at financial support available from the government to businesses as we ease out of lockdown and try to adjust to a new normality.

RT @LancashireCC: From 24 Sept, many venues and businesses will need to display official NHS QR code posters to make it easier for people t…

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Scaleups in the UK generate £1 trn and 3.5m jobs. If you’re a #Lancashire business leader with high growth plans co…

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