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Huge University expansion will make Burnley a leading University Town and fuel the local economy

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced plans to significantly increase its provision in Burnley. The ambitious plans will see the number of university students in the town rise...

THEMIS NAMED NWAA NEW TALENT TRAINING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

THEMIS AT BURNLEY COLLEGE NAMED NORTH WEST AEROSPACE ALLIANCE NEW TALENT TRAINING PROVIDER OF THE YEAR But the success has not ended there as several high-flying Themis Apprentices and leading...

CoolKit introduces Melform to the UK & Ireland

CoolKit has secured sole rights to distribute the range of insulated and temperature controlled containers produced by the Italian manufacturer Melform in the UK and Ireland. Melform is a leader...

Burnley chosen for launch of project to develop future careers

Burnley has been chosen as the centre for the launch of an initiative by a hotel chain to develop the future careers of its employees. The scheme, which will be...

Global acclaim for Burnley firm Holker IT

The reputation of a Burnley IT firm as a leading light in cyber security has gone global. Holker IT's expertise has attracted the attention of vpnMentor, one of the most...

Listings for Patlock following Dragon’s Den

The Burnley-based company behind a product designed to increase the security of French doors has secured two national listings following an appearance on Dragons' Den. Patlock – whose retail distributorship is...

Sales near £200m at the Original Factory Shop

Discount department store the Original Factory Shop has edged sales towards the £200m mark despite coming up against challenging conditions in the retail industry. The Burnley-headquartered company, which is backed...

Corporate Challenge 2018 launches

Businesses from Burnley and Pendle had a flipping good time at the launch of a fundraising challenge to raise the most money for Pendleside Hospice.   Representatives from 23 businesses...

VEKA TO INVEST £5M IN BURNLEY SITE

VEKA has unveiled plans to invest around £5m in its Burnley plant this year, boosting its production and finishing capacity. Based on Farrington Road, the company is one of the...

CoolKit has the full package

CoolKit has once again answered the industry requirements by creating an in-house aftercare department, providing refrigerated vehicle service, maintenance and repair nationwide.   Previously CoolKit has worked in partnership with...

Bondholders form a partnership to provide furniture and ethical finance

Bondholder Spacious Place Engage Ltd recently opened SPE Furnishings on Briercliffe Road, where they sell branded furniture with up to 75% off retail prices, and electrical goods sourced through Coop...

Herencia Addition to the FRL Flooring Range

Burnley Bondholders, FRL Flooring are delighted to announce a new addition to their flooring range. Herencia Parquet Style LVT will be available off the shelf from March this year. This...

SERIUN RAMP UP SECURITY TO DEFEND BUSINESS

The world of cyber crime is progressing and it is crucial for businesses to implement robust security measures before they fall foul to cyber attack. Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)...

Alert Fire and Security achieve ISO 9001 :2015 – 12 months early

Alert Fire and Security have achieved the latest ISO 9001 :2015 standard within their NSI Gold accreditation, a full 12 months ahead of the required deadline. ISO is the International...

Burnley is the centre of the world for Boohoo

A Burnley distribution centre is rapidly establishing itself as the centre of a global online clothing brand. Booming boohoo.com, which has centres in New York, Los Angeles, London, Leicester and...

Primary Engineer Shortlisted As A Finalist At This Year’s Red Rose Awards

Award-winning Burnley based company Primary Engineer has made it as a finalist once again in the Skills Provider Category at this year’s Red Rose Awards. The prestigious awards, which will...

THEMIS HOSTS NWAA BUSINESS UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

Themis at Burnley College’s strong reputation for excellence in Engineering was evident at the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) Business University Challenge competition, hosted at Themis’ Princess Way campus. Competing...

Fagan & Whalley choose Hankook as their tyre supplier

Road haulage specialist Fagan & Whalley have selected Hankook Tyre UK to supply tyres for its 164-strong fleet of Scania trucks and 342 trailers. The Burnley-based haulier chose Hankook Tyre...

Radio 1 slot for talented Burnley DJ

A Burnley-born DJ will realise a childhood dream when he begins hosting his very own prime-time Radio 1 show later this month. Avid Clarets fan Jordan North (27) will present...

Batch Brew – Britain’s Favourite Gin!

The British gin revolution continues to grow and grow, with a reported 47 million bottles of the stuff sold in 2017. Now Burnley's very own Batch Brew Premium Gin has been...

Hardy Access Services provide access to Liverpool Library dome

Burnley based Hardy Access Services have been commissioned to facilitate access to the fully glazed atrium dome on the roof of Liverpool Central Library. The dome, a well known Liverpool...

Revenues jump at Velocity following float

Revenues have jumped by a half at Burnley-headquartered aerospace products manufacturer Velocity Composites in the AIM-listed company's maiden set of full-year results since floating. Velocity has grown revenues by 46...

Positive Footprints acquired by Regenda Group

North West housing business Regenda Group has acquired Burnley based learning programme provider Positive Footprints. Liverpool-headquartered Regenda said the deal will strengthen its strategy of diversifying into the education, training...

Virtual Reality firm giving customers an out of this world experience

Adventurous souls can now turn off the stresses of modern life, plug in their imagination and explore the world and beyond – all from the comfort of a Burnley office...

Revenues jump in Velocity’s first full-year results

Revenues have jumped by a half at Burnley-headquartered aerospace products manufacturer Velocity Composites in the AIM-listed company's maiden set of full-year results since floating. Velocity has grown revenues by 46...

Batch Brew on course for 300% increase in turnover

On completing its biggest order to date, Batch Brew gin distillery says it’s on course for a more than 300 per cent increase in turnover.   The Burnley company, established in...

Award for Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

Vicky Goldsworthy, an engineer with Futaba-Tenneco has won the Rogers Knight Award that recognises engineers who work with teachers to inspire pupils about a future in engineering. The Primary Engineer...

£2m funding to help Lancashire businesses go green

Businesswise Solutions, Burnley Bondholder and a Lancashire energy specialist, has joined a unique collaboration of public and private sector organisations to support businesses across the county to go green.  ...

Sarah Bentley takes on Masters graduate

A fledgling East Lancashire law firm has taken a positive step forward by announcing a first appointment.   Sarah Bentley Solicitors - specialist in family law - has welcomed trainee...

Sean Dyche’s home appearance for new estate agents

Clarets manager Sean Dyche brought the house down when he officially opened a new branch of estate agents in Burnley town centre. The Burnley Football Club manager cut the ribbon...

CoolKit enjoying 7 years of double digit growth

Leading refrigerated vehicle specialist CoolKit has announced that their revenues grew by 21% in 2017- continuing a seven-year run of double-digit year-on-year growth despite a contraction in the light commercial...

Boohoo enjoys record revenues

Listed fashion company Boohoo has posted record revenues during its latest financial period having enjoyed one of its most "successful ever" Black Fridays. For the four months to 31 December...

Salon supplier celebrates Chamber award for international trade success

A Lancashire business that exports salon equipment around the world has won a prestigious international trade award.   REM (UK) Ltd, a specialist designer of furniture and equipment for the...

BBC spotlight on What More exporting to 71 countries

A Burnley firm took centre stage as television cameras came to town to show off a manufacturing company who is bucking the trend on the international stage. Bosses at What...

Law firm’s sporting goal

A Burnley law firm has signed up a host of Premier League legends in a deal which has strengthened the practice. Southerns has become a limited company and will now...

UCLan explores space industry with graphene project

UNIVERSITY researchers are making waves in the space industry thanks to its work with graphene. In the first experiment of its kind, staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)...

Business owners discover the power of technology at new IT forums

A series of Lancashire IT forums have been launched to advise business owners about which new technologies can add value to the business and how having the right systems in...

Innovative platform developed by Seriun attracts investment

INNOVATIVE E-COMMERCE PLATFORM, DEVELOPED BY LEADING SOFTWARE EXPERTS SERIUN, ATTRACTS INVESTORS Sustainable Luxury Fashion Website Open for Vintage, Secures Fundraising Target in One Week and Are Now Overfunding Through Crowdfunding...

Businesswise Solutions to double workforce in 2018 as part of £1M investment

A fast-growing energy management company has announced plans to double its headcount to 60 in 2018, following a series of major contract wins.   Burnley Bondholder Businesswise Solutions, which has...

Industry Award for leading Burnley Logistician

The inaugural Logistics Leadership Awards, held at the St Johns Hotel Solihull on the 24th November 2017 brought together a cross section of senior logisticians in manufacturing, retailing and wholesaling....

French UCLan master’s student celebrates new career with Limitless, Burnley

AU REVOIR FRANCE, HELLO LANCASHIRE French UCLan master's student celebrates his success and makes county his home A French student who ‘fell in love with the warmth and friendliness of...

Birchalls retain national award!

A family-run Burnley business is celebrating a successful end to 2017 after retaining a coveted national award for the second year running. Birchall Foodservice - an independent, family-owned business with...

UK Craft Gin Club chooses Burnley’s Batch as Gin of the Month

Unique Made in Burnley ‘frankincense & myrrh’ Gin chosen as December’s ‘Gin of the Month’ by the UK Craft Gin Club   Gin connoisseur’s across the UK are going to...

Burnley FC feature in Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list

Eleven North West companies have staked their place on an elite league table of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with...

Burnley rugby players sing in union for Co-Op Christmas tv ad

Beefy Burnley rugby players will be on the nation’s screens from December 1st belting out a moving song for the Co-op’s new Christmas television advert. The members of Burnley RUFC...

Shopping trolley inspired by school pupil’s gran to be displayed at Glasgow Science Centre

Primary Engineer run a national Leaders Award competition annually.  The Leaders Awards are a free to school engineering and entrepreneurial competition asking children, pupils and students to answer the question ‘If...

#LancashireDay social media reaches audience of 74 MILLION

Marketing Lancashire has estimated that the social networking reach of Lancashire Day rose to 74 million individuals around the world. The figure tops last year’s record of 60 million. Marketing...

Scancapture Rebrands to Anthem Engagement to make the North-West the Best Place to Work in the World!

  Employee Engagement firm evolves to help organisations create a great culture, and to make peoples’ working lives productive, enjoyable and fulfilling. After 15 years at the helm of one...

Sarah Bentley launches dedicated family law practice

One of East Lancashire’s most respected family lawyers is going it alone with a new practice in her home town. Burnley-born Sarah Bentley - a long-time member of the Law...

LCWS Recycling donates computers to charity

Padiham-based IT and electrical recycling company LCWS Recycling Ltd is pleased to be able to support Lancashire charities with the donation of re-furbished computer hardware.  Recent organisation that have benefited...