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Small Business Advice Week: Events represent growth opportunity for UK small businesses

Small Business Advice Week: Events represent growth opportunity for UK small businesses

Small Business Advice Week: The biggest challenges facing SMEs

Small Business Advice Week: The biggest challenges facing SMEs

DEAL: CoolKit sales executive Mark Beaton with one of the 11 vans converted for Welsh Water.

Cool conversions win top tender with major utility firm

L-R: Bob Conlin and Sarah Fennell from Fairbanks with Euro Garage’s Guy Bickerstaffe

Blackburn petrol station will receive ‘critical data’ to help it optimise orders and pricing

Peter Dubens

Former chairman of East Lancashire telecoms group snaps up slice of company

PLEDGE: What More UK Ltd in Altham Business Park which employs around 220 people

Firm signs up to pay living wage to lowest earners

ACHIEVEMENT: Calico homes in Burnley. The company has now been shortlisted for a top award

Burnley firm Calico in pursuit of top award

Small business owners are now calling for more education

UK business owners calling for more education for start-ups

SAFE: RTC has provided products to more than 5,000 playgrounds

Three new bosses as play area firm aims to expand

DELIGHT: Wayne Wild of WEC says they have hit the ground running since buying out MTL Advanced in February

Take-over puts metal makers back on track

GEARED UP: Simon Watson, of NatWest, Michael Hill MD of Optima, Ian Harrison, of NatWest and Steve Cowles

Engineering firm sees its overseas market expand

HAPPY: Andrew Stephenson

Businesses to benefit from £8m growth plan

HEAR HERE: Blackburn College is to host a series of seminars to follow on from their recent event

Seminars set to boost businesses and aid students

GROWTH: Martin Lewis, the managing director of Beta Group, said he continues to seek further acquisitions

Bacup firms lands second takeover

Simon Jersey given gong as it is named Supplier of the Year

Simon Jersey given gong as it is named Supplier of the Year

Cameron Javed and Rupert Gatty

COOL PLACE TO WORK: Fridge firm taking on staff to cope with expansion

Daniel Wilson

Self-taught teenager sets up own business

CLIMBING HIGH: Sampling the abseiling wall are Mark Kay, Jodie Shenton, Martin Kay, Hayden Wells, Ross McCowan

Haslingden abseiling wall opens


Burnley audio visual expert eyevis UK has secured a £400,000 deal with BAE Systems to provide its ultra-high resolution display screens and operating equipment for use in Typhoon flight simulators in the UK and ab

East Lancashire giants sign £400,000 deal

LIGHT FANTASTIC: One of Tyson Lighting’s recent projects, Tattu Restaurant and Bar in Spinningfields, Manchester

It’s all light on the night for firm’s plan to open city site

RECIPE: Kirsty Henshaw has launched her ranged of gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free chilled ready meals

Talk reveals the secrets of how to tame TV dragons

Lancashire firm helping to build Manchester City's new training facilities

Lancashire firm helping to build Manchester City's new training facilities

TEAMWORK: Staff from Businesswise Solutions are thrilled to be shortlisted for the TELCAs

Pendle company hopes for success in top industry awards

Reports from eBay show that Greater Manchester has the greatest concentration

East Lancs has second highest number of e-retail sellers putting London in the shade

Missed appointments cost SMEs millions each year

Missed appointments cost SMEs millions each year


Boost for site as East Lancs tech company announces plan to move in

UPWARD SPIRAL! Ben Ayrton, marketing manager, with the award

International manufacturing firm sees its annual profits spiral upwards

AWARD: Phillip Watson, HSE Manager at Training 2000

Training 2000 extends run of wins to seven years as efforts in field celebrated

GRATEFUL: Financial Affairs MD Laurence O’Connor bids farewell to John Westmoreland

Burnley colleagues bid farewell to retiring broker

WELL DONE: Benjamin Farnsworth receives his award from Zack Georgiou

Apprentice’s awards win is the ‘icing on the cake’

OPEN DAY: Staff and supporters of Bumble Bees Nursery, with, front, Phoebe Lee, joint owner Lisa Saul and the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Alan and Agnes Cottam.

Nursery owners aiming to impress Ofsted inspectors

RECORD BREAKER:  Tim Webber, chairman and managing director of Barnfield Construction

Barnfield Construction has broken records with its order book this month

SAFE: Some of the protective clothing marketed by WS Rothband . The acquisition will safeguard the jobs of the company’s nine staff

Manufacturing business is sold to former sales boss

AMBITION: The team is looking to expand its dealership network in the region as part of an ambitious growth strategy

New boss in the driving seat with motor dealership

ACHIEVEMENT: Stephanie Franks, left, receives her qualification from Christina Stone, of the Pearson’s Awarding Body

General manager of Ribble Valley pub earns qualification after 15 months of training

MOVING: MD Sharafat Shah, right, with staff Alex Findlow, Jason Tong and Danielle Hayle

Supplier’s plan for expansion with new staff

LAUNCH: Northcote Manor launches its luxury Garden Lodge building as part of 30th anniversary celebrations

Upgraded hotel aims to showcase county

HIGH PROFILE: Prime Minister David Cameron after his talk during a visit to BAE Systems in Preston

Apprentices benefit small firms with their skills gained at BAE

Over a million small businesses lacking basic digital skills

VIDEO: Over a million small businesses lacking basic digital skills

Colin Tice, Tax Partner at Cassons

VIDEO: Expert analysis of George Osborne's budget

IN THE RUNS: Craig Smith in his playing days for Rishton CC in the Lancashire League

Lancashire League cricketer joins forces with partners to launch new accountancy firm

Third of Brits feel it's too risky to become buy-to-bet landlord

Third of Brits feel it's too risky to become buy-to-let landlord

GROUNDBREAKING: Local firm is given award nod for it’s fresh approach to repairing technology

Tech repair firm named one of UK’s 50 most innovative

STUDY: Mr Green with Lewis, six, and Niamh, seven, of St Paul’s School,Feniscowles, Blackburn

Educational aquariums aim to help pupils learn

ACQUISITION: Blackpool’s much-loved landmark, The Best Western Carlton Hotel

Burnley’s Holiday Inn franchise owners acquire Carlton at Blackpool

FINALS: TrainingStation directors Andrea Fielding and Lisa Whiteoak at the Pendle Business Awards with Cllr Joe Cooney.

Competition will be fierce in finals of industry award

CENTRE: Eyevis provides the software that helps the smooth running of CCTV rooms

Software firm receives £5m of orders for its equipment

The finance will allow it to bid for bigger contracts and take on six new apprentices in the next three years

Engineering firm secures £100k council fund loan

ESTABLISHED: Lupton and Place Ltd, based in Athletic Street, has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s leading diecasting companies

Diecast company expands to stay at ‘leading edge’

POISED: Andrew Turner, managing director of the Chorley Group (left), with Alistair Bradley and Adam Turner

Annual business event welcomes Olympic athlete

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