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UCLan backs entrepreneurs with funding boosts

A number of budding entrepreneurs at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been backed by a funding boost. Through its mentoring and business support arm Propeller Hub – formerly...

Burnley firm Boohoo announce another massive increase in sales

Burnley’s biggest private employer has reported another big increase in sales in the run-up to Christmas. Online fashion retailer Boohoo has its main distribution centre in the town and currently...

Spark of success for booming Burnley based firm that has gone nationwide

Founded in 2003 Surdival Electrical Services has grown from having just a few employees to over 40 qualified electricians nationwide. The company, which was launched by Mark Surdival, recently revamped...

£25k Low Carbon Grant Announced

New grant funding has been announced for Lancashire businesses to install low carbon technologies. With up to £25k (max. 30% of total cost) available through Chamber Low Carbon this is...

UVS installs videowall at M247 network operations centre

Burnley company Ultimate Visual Solutions has installed a videowall in the busy Network Operations Centre of one of the UK’s leading connectivity and infrastructure providers. M247 offers fully scalable solutions...

Burnley Business Awards 2019 announces proud sponsor line-up

Burnley’s prestigious sponsorship funded Business Awards ceremony will be taking place on the 20th June 2019 at Towneley Hall. Event organisers Burnley Council and Burnley Bondholders are proud to announce...

Ribble Valley animal feed firm appoints Holker IT

A Burnley company has been recruited to handle the IT for one of the Ribble Valley’s longest-running family businesses. Independently-owned Dugdale Nutrition, of Clitheroe, innovators in the ruminant sector for...

Could you help the Space Youth Bus with opportunities?

The high-tech Space Youth Bus has landed in Burnley. The eye catching bus offers a range of services to young people from the ages of seven to 20. Funded by...

First glimpse of canalside university student accommodation

Barnfield Constuctuion have submitted a planning application and cgi's for student accommodation, set to be developed on the canalside opposite the new UCLAN university campus at the heart of Burnley....

BCW boss to advise on £20m. business support programme

A leading Burnley engineering expert has been appointed to a board overseeing a £20m. business support programme for the North West. Trevor Cassie, group operations director of BCW Engineering, based...

BURNLEY NAMED TOP COMMUTER HOTSPOT

A recent Affordability Index by Zoopla has positioned Burnley as the top commuter town for the city of Manchester. The report compared travel times, mortgage costs, and rail ticket fares,...

Burnley College gamer Adam competes in Sweden

An Advanced Level Computer Science student from Burnley College Sixth Form Centre has tested his computer gaming skills to the limit against some of the top players across Europe in...

Runner Scott Cunliffe on Sports Personality of the Year

A BURNLEY fan who is running to every Premier League stadium this season appeared on TV’s Sports Personality of the Year awards on Sunday night. Clare Balding introduced Scott Cunliffe...

Burnley’s Ultimate Visual Solutions helping secure global energy future

Academics working towards a secure global energy future are being helped by videowall technology supplied by Burnley-based Ultimate Visual Solutions. The Energy Safety Research Institute, based at Swansea University, can...

LANX SHOES COLLABORATES WITH BURNLEY FC

Whalley-based shoe manufacturer LANX has worked with Burnley FC to create a new product named after one of the club’s 20th century greats. The Dixon brogue is made from finest...

Spencer Hayes Group Lends A Helping Hand

This week some of the Spencer Hayes Group team volunteered at the Burnley Community Kitchen. They needed a space for their hardworking and dedicated staff/volunteers to go and have a...

VEKA Group celebrates 455 years of staff loyalty!

Burnley-based PVC-U systems supplier VEKA Group hosted a buffet lunch and presented certificates to employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 25 and 30 years of service with the company. Having been...

Burnley’s Batch gin breaking into the US market

Burnley gin distiller Batch Brew has broken into the North American spirits market after securing two new export contracts with suppliers in the US and Canada. Last month, the business...

CoolKit welcomes new Operations Director to the business

CoolKit’s new Operations Director is looking forward to putting his own personal stamp on the business – helping to drive it to future significant growth. Andrew Wearing, who is originally...

Red Rose Awards get even bigger for 2019!

The Red Rose Awards – Lancashire’s premier celebration of business excellence – are back for 2019 and they are bigger and better than ever. Details of the much-anticipated event have...

Chorley Group wins UK Best Place to Work award

A Lancashire motor group has been named by its employees as the best to work for in the UK, for the second year running - with the Burnley branch top....

Buy it in Lancashire and bring back a BILLION!

Lancashire Business View has launched a major campaign to bring £1bn of business back into the county. And it is calling on organisations large and small to sign up to...

#LANCASHIREDAY reaches record 173m on social media

With a trip to the House of Commons, the support of TV’s Ranvir Singh and the efforts of businesses throughout the red rose county, the Lancashire Day campaign reached more than 173 million users...

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019

The hunt is well underway for the best small business in the UK. From exporters to start-ups, from innovators to green businesses, and from family businesses to the best young...

PETTY NAMED BEST AGENT IN THE NORTH WEST REGION BY RELOCATION AGENT NETWORK FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING.

Local estate agent, Petty is proud to announce that they have won Relocation Agent Network’s prestigious 2018 Best Agent North West Regional Award. The win was announced at a recent...

Tony Attard of Panaz addresses business audience

Downtown in Business Lancashire recently hosted a special lunchtime interview with Tony Attard Chief Executive of the Panaz Group at Cotton Court in Preston. The event entitled ‘In conversation with...

CoolKit helps provide skills for the future

CoolKit have teamed up with Burnley’s Themis Academy to help discover and train skilled new recruits. The partnership between CoolKit, the industry leader in the refrigerated vehicle conversions, and Themis...

MCK – From Everton’s training ground to hospital helipads

A Burnley construction services firm is celebrating a hugely successful year in which they have worked on countless jobs including Everton Football Club’s new training ground and upgrading the helipad...

Lancashire Day delegation set for House of Commons

A delegation of the county’s finest food and drink producers will hold a special promotional event at the House of Commons on Lancashire Day, November 27. Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson...

Zest secures record £1.2m contract

Burnley print management company, Zest Document Solutions, is celebrating after landing its biggest ever contract, a £1.2m deal with a specialist engineering firm. Zest Document Solutions secured the partnership after...

£20m funding to help manufacturers embrace digital

A £20m Made Smarter North West programme has been launched to help North West manufacturers embrace advanced digital technologies. The government-backed plan is targeting a 25 per cent increase in...

New MD heads up £4m expansion plan for Safran Nacelles

A NEWLY-installed managing director at one of East Lancashire’s leading aerospace ventures is set to oversee a £4million expansion programme. Michael Rigalle is now heading up Safran Nacelles, in Burnley,...

FACEBOOK BACKS CAMPAIGN TO INSPIRE FUTURE INNOVATORS

Facebook announces support for the Year of Engineering as part of its commitment to investing in UK engineering  Facebook has joined the Government’s Year of Engineering campaign, with a pledge...

Double win for Burnley in Lancashire Tourism Awards

Lancashire’s shining stars have been announced at a glittering celebration of Lancashire’s £4.25 billion visitor economy at the Lancashire Tourism Awards. More than 400 people descended on new Preston venue,...

Mann & Hummel Promote Life Skills at Cherry Fold Primary School

Burnley based manufacturing company, Mann & Hummel have proudly donated a Problem Solving Box to Cherry Fold Primary School in the town. The Problem Solving Box, which has been created...

Invest in Burnley Event in Manchester attracts leading investors

 Burnley Bondholders in partnership with Burnley Council took Burnley to Manchester last week, holding an Invest in Burnley event hosted by Place North West, at the Museum of Science and...

Spencer Hayes Group Continues Growth and Expansion

Spencer Hayes Group, a Commercial Insurance Brokerage and Risk Management Consultancy, are delighted to announce continued growth and expansion with managerial appointments of Emma Booth as Office Manager and Michaela...

Two new apprentices for digital business Wired Plus

A growing marketing company has taken on two new young apprentices as it continues to expand. Wired Plus, providers of a marketing automation platform, has taken on Demi-Leigh Donohoe and...

Burnley business recognised by British Property Awards

A LOCAL property lettings business has received the accolade of being the town’s best lettings agency after extensive research was carried out by the British Property Awards. Petty Lettings were...

Seriun’s masquerade ball for Pendleside Hospice raised £5,000

As part of Pendleside Hospice' annual Corporate Challenge, digital technology experts Seriun recently hosted a charity ball at the Fence Gate. The 'red carpet' event was a huge success, which...

Burnley telecoms firm to triple turnover

A Burnley-based telecoms specialist is set to triple its turnover after winning a major contract. Ollycom was founded by Oliver Flanagan in 2016, who worked in the industry after leaving...

Bellissimo Café in Burnley Town Centre wins Best Italian Café in England Award

Bellissimo Café in Burnley Town Centre is delighted to have won the prestigious Award for Best Italian Café in Britain for the third year running at the English Italian Awards,...

Ultimate Visual Solutions provide security tech for Trafford Centre control room

A Burnley video technology company has been charged with keeping the Trafford Centre's 30 million annual visitors safe after providing the vital equipment for the shopping centre's new security control...

Crowndfunding could help Bank of Dave expand

Burnley entrepreneur Dave Fishwick is to utilise crowdfunding to make his dream of opening a UK bank become reality. Dave, who runs Burnley Savings and Loans Limited (BSAL), made headlines when...

CoolKit and Hodgson seal the gap in the market

Refrigerated vehicle specialist CoolKit is developing its relationship with supplier Hodgson Sealants, by improving the quality of materials used in its conversions. Hodgson Sealants, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers...

The Placebo Experiment: Burnley supplement firm supplies BBC documentary

A Burnley-based supplement manufacturer has provided 20,000 capsules for a BBC 2 documentary on the placebo effect. The BBC horizon documentary, called ‘The Placebo Experiment’, is set to air on...

Profits up more than 50% at Boohoo

Online fashion retailer boohoo, which has a major distribution hub in Burnley, has announced gross profit of £218.6m for the six months to the end of August, up 56 per cent...

UCLan to drive student accommodation plans

UCLan has outlined its intention to work with Burnley Borough Council to bring forward a plan for student accommodation in the town. The partnership follows the university's recent purchase of...

Burnley secures new Michelin star as Manchester misses out again

The White Swan in Fence, Burnley, entered the guide with one star for the first time. A restaurant in Lancashire has been awarded a second Michelin star, while another establishment...

Productivity through People – for the manufacturers of tomorrow

Productivity Through People A twelve-month programme in partnership with three world class manufacturers; BAE Systems, Siemens and Rolls-Royce, designed to support and invest in the manufacturers of tomorrow. Gain access...