A new business networking event is coming to Accrington next month, to help boost the town's economy.

Accrington Business Pals has been set up to offer businesses within Accrington, Oswaldtwistle, Church, Rishton, and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to meet other like-minded local businesspeople, network and build meaningful working relationships.

Supported by WHN Solicitors who have offices in Blackburn, Accrington and Rawtenstall, the networking group will meet on the first Thursday of every month at Enfield Cricket Club.

Solicitor at WHN, Patrick Swanney, said: "Building face-to-face relationships is integral to successful business.

"We want to work together to boost our local economy here in Accrington, so the new Accrington Business Pals networking event will enable local businesspeople to expand their professional connections and seek new opportunities in a relaxed forum."

The free-to-attend event will take place from 11.30am until 1.30pm on Thursday April 4.

Refreshments will be provided, including drinks on arrival and lunch-time nibbles.

Enfield Cricket Club is based at 310 Dill Hall Lane, Church, Accrington.

To register for the event, visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/accrington-networking-pals-tickets-59110817045