BURNLEY will celebrate its business experts at Burnley Business Week.

The celebration, which runs from May 14-18, will see a host of free seminars and business workshops to help budding businesses to meet the experts.

Business Week 2018, organised by Burnley Council, in partnership with business support agencies and supported by cyber resilience experts Xcina Ltd, to offer the latest advice and guidance on a range of business areas, and there will be something to help all types and all sizes of business.

Mick Cartledge, Burnley Council Chief Executive Officer said: “This is the seventh business week the council has organised and there will be something to help all types and all sizes of business, as well as expert advice for people thinking of starting their own business.

“We recognise the importance of our businesses and that their success impacts on the prosperity of the town. Burnley is becoming well known for having a pro-active council and Bondholder Scheme when it comes to supporting our businesses, and Business Week is part of that package of support.”

Kevin Porter, Business Development Director at Xcina, said: “Business Week is important in providing business leaders with information and practical ways to enable them to discover solutions to their commercial challenges.

"Xcina is delighted to be sponsoring Burnley Business Week where we will be meeting a host of fantastic companies based in the Burnley area, one of the most dynamic and enterprising areas of Lancashire."

Sessions available include: Starting Your Own Business, R&D Tax Credits – Save your Business Money, Changing the Way You Do Meetings, Interactive Mock Employment Tribunal, Raise your Defences Against Cyber Crime, the Leadership Test, how to Win New B2B Business using Linkedin, Business Networking, Social Media in the Retail World, Improve Health & Wellbeing in Your Workplace, Secured By Design, How To Use Your Customer Data to Grow Your Business and more.

If you or are a local business looking for business growth support and advice don’t hesitate to contact the Burnley Council Business Support team on 01282 477213.