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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

FLIGHT SIMULATER DEAL WITH BAE SYSTEMS 

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

BOSS: GERRY O’KEEFE

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’

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

Barnfield Construction has broken records with its order book this month

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

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

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’

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

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

Annual business event welcomes Olympic athlete

PROGRESS: MP Jack Straw has welcomed the news on apprenticeships

Apprenticeship vacancies posted on website double

VISION: Bill Ainsworth, managing director of Darwen Windows, and Wes Clarkson, sales director at Padiham Glass Ltd

Milestone for Padiham glass company

Places on the Lancashire Skills Support training programme have been snapped up

Apply now to secure free LSS training places

The Colne based headquarters of the flood and pollution specialists

Two key appointments for top flood prevention firm

AWARDS: Some of the 31 VEKA employees who were honoured

Firm awards long-serving staff who, among them, have 450 years in the job

CONTRACT: Glendale’s work will involve vegetation management, line clearance and utility arboriculture

Green company gets boost with £5.5m contract

MOVING: From left, Colin, Christine, Louise and Justin Birchall of Birchall Foodservice.

Hapton business set to complete £3million relocation

EXPANDING: Metro Metals want to create four new industrial units close to their current site in Burnley

Metro Metals want to create four new industrial units close to current site in Burnley

SHOCK: City Link’s fate has been described by a union boss as “an act of industrial vandalism that shames our nation”

City Link collapse hits East Lancs delivery drivers

TOUGH: The TUC says workers in the area were on average £90 a week worse off during 2014 due to pay staying below inflation.

Union calls for businesses to do better for the workers

Burnley aerospace employer announces major deal

Burnley aerospace employer announces major deal

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: The Cassons staff filming their video

It’s lights, camera, action for movie star accountants

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