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Chorley man used Government scheme to launch chocolate business

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Williams has taken on eight staff

11:51am Thursday 10th April 2014

A CHORLEY man has used a Government scheme to turn dreams into reality after starting his own business as a chocolatier.

East Lancashire 3D-printing business set for expansion

Lancashire Telegraph: Alex Mayor and Paul Croft

2:41pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A FAST-growing business which supplies state-of-the-art 3D printers is set for further expansion after receiving free business support from Boost Business Lancashire.

Oswaldtwistle firm sets its sights on Chinese market

Lancashire Telegraph: Pneumatrol’s sales director Andy Nash seals the deal

2:59pm Monday 24th February 2014

A LEADING Oswaldtwistle-based pneumatic firm has signed a major deal to expand into the Chinese market.

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Lancashire Telegraph: Facebook will not ban neknominate craze

9:45am Tuesday 18th February 2014

KEEP up-to-date with all the latest news and sport from across East Lancashire.

£1million contracts make it a record for Blackburn business

Lancashire Telegraph: ANDREW COOP

2:51pm Monday 17th February 2014

CLOUD computing experts CMS Group has notched up £1million of contracts in the last three months.

Partnership pays off for East Lancs businesses

Lancashire Telegraph: Taking action to bring jobs to Halton

4:40pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

Working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus means that a business can agree to offer unemployed people who want to work the opportunity to get a job and progress their career, subject to their performance.

'Next generation' broadband to transform East Lancashire businesses

11:01pm Friday 24th January 2014

EAST Lancashire business leaders will discover how ‘next generation’ broadband can transform their businesses at an network event later this month.

Promethean World improves fortunes

4:48pm Friday 24th January 2014

BLACKBURN-based education technology company Promethean World said its fortunes had improved over the past year.

Blackburn finance firm takes on recruits

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Ridehalgh of Aims Finance

10:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

BLACKBURN firm Aims Finance is seeking to recruit three new apprentices in business development and sales management.

Lancashire firms to benefit from business support programme GSS

4:03pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

TWO hundred Lancashire firms will benefit from a new business support programme tailored to the county’s ‘priority’ sectors.

Full speed ahead for Blackburn-based firm Euro Garages

Lancashire Telegraph: Euro Garages Mohsin Issa, right and Zuber Issa, left, who are driving the business forward

7:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

A FORECOURT giant is increasing its presence across the UK after adding 48 Esso sites to its growing empire.

East Lancashire baker cooking up a new look

Lancashire Telegraph: Left to right, Lee Ashworth (high care manager) and Chris Filipinni (high care supervisor)

6:00pm Monday 20th January 2014

RE-BRANDED baker Clayton Park Bakery is ready to hit the shelves with a new look and also an industry-leading packaging information.

Blackburn solicitors get promotion

2:33pm Monday 20th January 2014

FORBES Solicitors has promoted Pauline Rigby to partner within the business law team.

Green light for access road to BAE work zone

Lancashire Telegraph: US LINKS The BAE plant at Samlesbury

4:30pm Friday 17th January 2014

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a new access road to East Lancashire’s largest prospective employment site have been passed by county councillors.

New jobs boost for Chorley

Lancashire Telegraph: The 13 new members of staff at Parcelforce

1:55pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A PROJECT between Runshaw Business Centre and the Jobcentre Plus has seen 13 new members of staff appointed at Parcelforce.

Burnley in running for growth award

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley Council’s Chief Executive, Steve Rumbelow

3:28pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

BURNLEY Council is in the running for a top award just months after the town was named the most enterprising in the UK by the Government.

Rolls Royce reports record sales

1:43pm Monday 13th January 2014

Rolls-Royce reported its fourth year running of record sales with 3,630 cars delivered to customers in 2013.

Earby insurance firm appoints Pendle agency for PR

1:38pm Monday 13th January 2014

EARBY-based West Craven Insurance Services has appointed Pendle agency Brandspankin’ to manage marketing and public relations. Jacqueline Jordan, Brandspankin’s managing director, said: “It’s great to be working with West Craven Insurance Services.”

Lancashire supermarket chain wins planning award

1:37pm Monday 13th January 2014

LANCASHIRE-based supermarket chain, Booths, has won a prestigious Planning Achievement Award for its ‘consistent and long term positive approach to the planning process’.

Lancashire businesses to benefit from support programme

1:36pm Monday 13th January 2014

MORE than 200 Lancashire businesses are set to benefit from a new business support programme tailored for firms in the county’s ‘priority’ sectors.

Blackburn breaks record for new companies formed over three months

1:35pm Monday 13th January 2014

BLACKBURN broke its own record for company formation during the first quarter of the year, according to figures in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the town.

North west projects boost UK construction industry growth

1:34pm Monday 13th January 2014

PROJECTS in the North West are boosting industrial construction growth in the UK, according to a new report.

Upmarket chain with stores in Clitheroe, Longridge and Chorley records record year

Lancashire Telegraph: Chairman Edwin Booth with a horse-drawn Booths carriage, reflecting the company’s proud history

1:32pm Monday 13th January 2014

AN upmarket supermarket chain with stores in Clitheroe, Longridge and Chorley has celebrated their best ever Christmas results with a total sales increase of more than six per cent.

East Lancashire apprenticeships take employees to the top

4:37pm Thursday 9th January 2014

APPRENTICE roles are taking East Lancashire employees all the way to the top.

Darwen youth centre spruced up using recycled Crown paint

Lancashire Telegraph: Volunteers helping to redecorate Reachout, Darwen

12:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A YOUTH centre in Darwen has been spruced up thanks to recycled paint from the town’s biggest employer.

Making Mark on marketing

Lancashire Telegraph: Mark Murray is managing director of India Mill-based TPW Design Consultants

3:40pm Monday 30th December 2013

BUSINESSES can gain a competitive edge by marketing hard and smart, according to a Darwen business owner.

Colne woman's big business step

Lancashire Telegraph: Rebecca Little with a range of shoes for the women with petite feet

3:35pm Monday 30th December 2013

YOUNG business entrepreneur Rebecca Little decided to take a big step for small feet — and started her own on-line retail business.

Get together to help give East Lancashire locals a lifeline

4:07pm Thursday 19th December 2013

PEOPLE across East Lancashire have been urged to help save their pubs.

Blackburn's Mall gets 'green' awards

Lancashire Telegraph: Loraine Jones

1:07pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

BLACKBURN’s The Mall shopping centre’s environmental credentials have been recognised with three ‘green’ awards.

VIDEO: Chocolate Picture Maker magic for East Lancs firm

Lancashire Telegraph: Magic Choc’s Chocolate Picture Make a festive treat is magic for East Lancashire firm

2:30pm Monday 16th December 2013

A TASTY toy distributed by a firm in East Lancashire has topped online sales charts in the run-up to Christmas.

Hoghton wife killer's knife frenzy

Lancashire Telegraph: Hoghton wife killer's knife frenzy

8:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A HUSBAND left a cryptic note before brutally stabbing his wife to death and then killing himself.

LATEST: Hoghton man committed suicide after killing wife, inquest hears

1:28pm Thursday 12th December 2013

A HUSBAND committed suicide after killing his wife.

Burnley manufacturer creates 15 new jobs

Lancashire Telegraph: Ray Harrison, Finance Director of Learoyd

7:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A BURNLEY manufacturing firm has created 15 new jobs after it received a six-figure government boost.

Jobs threat at Cobble in Blackburn

11:00am Wednesday 4th December 2013

NINETEEN jobs are poised to go at Blackburn company Cobble, as the company plans to outsource part of its supply chain.

Local jobs given top priority

Lancashire Telegraph: INVESTMENTS: Coun Peter Wilson

1:39pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Helping local people during difficult times and getting people back into work will remain the focus of Chorley Council’s plans for the next 12 months after councillors agreed a new corporate strategy.

New Darwen HQ for Chase Templeton's increased workforce

Lancashire Telegraph: New Darwen HQ for Chase Templeton's increased workforce

12:48pm Monday 2nd December 2013

FAST growth which has yielded a 40 percent increase in staff this year has led private health insurance specialist Chase Templeton to move its headquarters to spacious new offices in Darwen.

Altham based firm Scancapture gets help from Boost Business

Lancashire Telegraph: MD Steve Smith

12:42pm Monday 2nd December 2013

AN East Lancashire business that specialises in staff and customer surveys is poised for expansion after taking part in Boost Business Lancashire’s Growth Accelerator pro-gramme.

Blackburn quarry firm set to pick out 100 new drivers

Lancashire Telegraph: Hanson UK is making a major investment

10:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

QUARRY and concrete company Hanson UK is looking for new drivers at its Blackburn plant.

Jobs under threat as Blackburn firm looks to move

11:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

A MAJOR international bio-medical firm is set to leave its base in Blackburn, leaving jobs in doubt.

Former Accrington call centre staff sue holiday firm

Lancashire Telegraph: The Globe Centre, Accrington, where Sitel was based

10:00am Tuesday 26th November 2013

FORMER workers at an East Lancashire call centre which closed with the loss of 250 jobs are taking its owners to an industrial tribunal, due to start today.

Darwen firms shortlisted for the first national Ready For Business Awards

5:30pm Monday 25th November 2013

TWO Darwen businesses are in line to scoop top prizes in the first ever Ready For Business Awards 2013.

Euro aid plea to help Pendle businesses

3:30pm Monday 25th November 2013

KEY manufacturing areas should be in line for extra help from Europe, town hall leaders in Pendle will argue.

100 new jobs at Clitheroe cement firm

12:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

A QUARRY and concrete company is looking to create 100 new jobs.

Pendle entrepreneurs assisted by a Whitehall start-up loan

5:08pm Monday 25th November 2013

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed the fact 16 Pendle entrepreneurs have been assisted by a Whitehall start-up loans scheme.

Whalley based business Dirty Charlie takes soap market by storm

Lancashire Telegraph: Charles Bolton with a selection of his soaps

3:36pm Monday 25th November 2013

CHARLES Bolton’s entrepreneurial skills were evident at the age of 12 when he read a book about sewing and started to make felt badges for his friends at school.

Blog: Even more needs to be done to cut red tape

1:50pm Monday 25th November 2013

EIGHTEEN months ago the Chancellor, George Osborne, threw down the gauntlet to British businesses.

IT’s a speedier much improved system for Chorley firm

1:49pm Monday 25th November 2013

CHORLEY based IT Services company Secure Assure have been working with new customer Eric Twigg Foods to install new IT systems to improve business efficiency and customer service.

Blackburn College helps youngsters into work

Lancashire Telegraph: Jennifer Smith has completed a diploma in management

12:10pm Thursday 21st November 2013

BLACKBURN College is this week celebrating its involvement with local firms apprenticeship schemes.

BAE Systems wins manufacturing award

Lancashire Telegraph: BAE Systems confirms 3,000 job losses

2:05pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

A TEAM at BAE Systems in Samlesbury has won a manufacturing award for its work on the production line.

The Apprentice star hired by Accrington charity

Lancashire Telegraph: Alex Wotherspoon

6:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

AN Accrington charity has recruited one of Lord Alan Sugar’s former apprentices to help it search for local talent.



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