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27 Jan

Business Excellence: Pricing with Purpose

9:00 - 13:00 | Lancaster University Management School

Business Excellence: Pricing with Purpose Profitable pricing trumps cost cutting every time, yet in times of profit squeeze we always reach for the cost cutting trigger. Materials inflation, wage...

27 Jan

Onboarding process & coaching skills

10:00 - 15:00 | Lancaster and Morecambe College

Employees are at their most vulnerable during their first 3 months of employment. Research indicates that generally 1 in every 4 employees leave employment during this initial period, which...

27 Jan

Effective communication

10:00 - 11:00 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

Do you want to communicate in a way that is guaranteed to win hearts and minds? Communication is vital to organisations to inspire, engage and empower people inside and...

27 Jan

Export Academy: Selling services overseas

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

Marketing your services overseas; building successful relationships; considering factors that could open the door to opportunity.

27 Jan

Boost Flying Start: Developing a business strategy for growth

13:30 - 16:30 | Boost

Do you have the right growth strategy going forward? Your start-up needs a strategic plan to give it direction, to help you prioritise actions and highlight where to concentrate...

31 Jan

Embrace Digital: Creating content for Instagram

10:00 - 13:00 | Embrace Digital

Learn how to make the most of Instagram as a business, from creating a content plan to engaging with Stories and Reels. This three-hour Creating Content for Instagram online workshop...

1 Feb

Introduction to Equity Investment for Lancashire SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a FREE investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led...

1 Feb

Export Academy: International commercial (INCO) terms

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

Understanding the Incoterm® 2020 rules; what they do, and what they do and don’t cover; your responsibilities and liabilities in the export process; and the impact on the cost of...

1 Feb

Boost Flying Start: Testing your new business start-up idea

13:30 - 16:30 | Boost

What can you do for your customer? As part of Boost’s Flying Start Pre-Start programme, this session will show you how to test your business idea so you can...

2 Feb

Health & Safety Forum Sponsored by Nelson & Colne College

7:30 - 9:30 | East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Health and Safety Forum is attended by nominated Health and Safety personnel from businesses across Lancashire. Delivered three times per year, these sessions are designed to provide a...

2 Feb

Farm Diversification: Tourism, food and drink

9:00 - 11:00 | Marketing Lancashire

Group Peer Learning sessions. Are you a rural farming business that is thinking of, or has recently diversified through a tourism and/or food and drink initiative, whether that be...

2 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Face to Face Business Networking – Chorley

11:00 - 11:30 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Chorley. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

3 Feb

Boost Flying Start: Digital marketing and e-commerce for growth

9:30 - 12:45 | Boost

Do you have a sales engine that will deliver your planned growth? As part of the Boost Flying Start Start-Up Programme, this session is designed for people that are...

3 Feb

Think Tank: Creator economy and future tech with Mich Bondesio

10:00 - 12:00 | Lancashire Forum Creative

For our first Think Tank of 2022 Lancashire Forum Creative presents a thought-provoking online session hosted by Michelle Bondesio, which will introduce you to the world of emerging tech...

3 Feb

Chamber Low Carbon Lunch & Learn: Building optimisation through AI & IoT

12:00 - 13:00 | Chamber Low Carbon

We welcome Giovanni Lupaldi from Watts-ON Consultants to our Chamber Low Carbon Lunch & Learn. Giovanni will be explaining how IoT and AI are today at the forefront in...

4 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Blackpool. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

4 Feb

Trading online: Rural tourism, food and drink sectors

10:00 - 12:00 | Clockwork City

Five weekly morning sessions. Prepare for trading online in 2022 with fully funded training designed for Lancashire’s Rural Tourism/Food & Drink businesses Delivered FREE by Clockwork City in conjunction...

8 Feb

Business Excellence: Lean for 2022

9:00 - 13:00 | Lancaster University Management School

Business Excellence: Lean for 2022 A fresh look at Lean business tools that align business priorities and profitability with sustainability and the environment. This programme enables you to look...

8 Feb

Boost Flying Start: Plan, pitch and sell

9:30 - 12:45 | Boost

How does your customer acquire your offering? As part of Boost’s Flying Start Pre-Start Programme, this session has been created to for entrepreneurs that struggle with the sales side...

8 Feb

ChamberWEBINAR: Sales – Cold outreach

14:00 - 14:30 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

How to execute an effective cold outreach – remove the shivers from cold outreach This webinar is for you if cold outreaching gives you the cold shivers but you...

9 Feb

ChamberTRAINING: Mental health first aid training course

9:00 - 17:00 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Affiniti Training are delighted to bring you this TWO Day FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid For Mental...

9 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Poulton

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Poulton. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

10 Feb

Boost Flying Start: Financial management for growth firms

9:30 - 12:45 | Boost

Can you fulfil orders when demand picks up? Following the frantic period of creating a business and having established a viable operation, you’ve shifted into a phase of growing...

10 Feb

Export Academy: Creating an Export Action Plan

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

Institutional support available in your strategic planning; overseas visits; translation and interpretation; exhibitions and promotions; legal costs; and overseas partners and staff.

15 Feb

Boost Flying Start: The basics of bookkeeping and finance for start-ups

9:30 - 12:45 | Boost

How to build-out your offering and business? The difference between successful and failed entrepreneurs is often not the quality of their idea, but in their ability to execute and...

15 Feb

Beyond Banking: Local business stories with TSB and Enterprise Nation

17:30 - 19:30 | TSB

Pop in to your local TSB branch to connect with other small businesses, hear stories from local entrepreneurs and learn from expert advisers Beyond Banking with TSB and Enterprise...

16 Feb

Lancashire Digital Tech Talks

18:00 - 20:00 | Lancashire County Council

Lancashire Digital Tech Talks bring together developers, programmers and tech entrepreneurs to learn, network, collaborate and grow. Join us at The Landmark in Burnley for our very first Digital...

17 Feb

Boost Flying Start: How to execute and make a startup strategy happen

9:30 - 12:45 | Boost

The difference between successful and failed entrepreneurs is often not the quality of their idea, but in their ability to execute and convert the strategic intent into a commercial...

18 Feb

Wellbeing & Business Networking: Focus on your goals

9:30 - 12:30 | North West I Can Trust Network

This event is being run by our North West I Can Trust Network (www.icantrustnetwork.co.uk ), based at the Anderton Centre: Escape from work for a while and improve your...

22 Feb

Lancashire’s importance in the cyber corridor

9:30 - 12:00 | Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership

The Lancashire Cyber Alliance is a new collaboration of cyber security professionals and experts within their field. It is open to all including: SMEs and large businesses, Skills providers...

22 Feb

Export Academy: Understanding the benefits of, and barriers to export

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

An overview of the benefits and risks of export; first steps to making informed decisions about internationalisation; laying the foundation for an achievable export plan.

23 Feb

Coffee & cake with Jody!

14:30 - 15:30 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

Businesses across North Lancashire are invited to join Jody West, Membership Executive, and the Chamber of Commerce Team to learn how to maximise the inclusive benefits and services of...

24 Feb

Automotive Manufacturers Sentiment of the Sector: How will net zero impact the automotive supply chain?

12:00 - 15:00 | NAA & Businesswise Solutions

Join us on 24th February for our first physical networking and roundtable event of 2022 Held in conjunction with NAA member company, Businesswise Solutions, this event will focus on...

24 Feb

Export Academy: Steps to Export

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

An overview of export documentation, including customs declarations at home and abroad; as well as invoicing and evidence of export; and additional support.

25 Feb

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Preston

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Preston. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

28 Feb

ChamberWEBINAR: Brexit 12 months on

13:30 - 15:00 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

We have had over a full year of post-Brexit trading since the Free Trade Agreement and 2021 was an expensive year for businesses which import and export with the...

1 Mar

ChamberWEBINAR: Sales – Conversions

14:00 - 14:30 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

Effective questioning to gain more conversions This webinar is for you if you are not converting as much opportunity as you would have hoped to Helen Tebay, MD of The...

2 Mar

Introduction to Equity Investment for Lancashire SMEs

9:00 - 14:00 | UCLan

The University of Central Lancashire has launched a FREE investor led Investment Readiness Programme, offering unique insights into what is needed to secure equity investment for your business.  Led...

2 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Chorley. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

3 Mar

Business Excellence: Ideas into Action

9:00 - 13:00 | Lancaster University Management School

Business Excellence: Ideas into Action This programme will allow you to take the time to work ‘on’ your business rather than ‘in’ your business. It will lead you through...

3 Mar

LIVE Lunch and Learn: Reducing bills and carbon footprint

12:00 - 13:00 | Chamber Low Carbon

We would like to welcome Hannah Drake from Enerlytic, she will be explaining how: “You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure”. In order to reduce bills and carbon footprint,...

4 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Blackpool. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

8 Mar

Pink Link 2022 International Women’s Day

9:30 - 16:00 | Pink Link

Join over 200 attendees to mark 2022 International Women’s Day and show your support for female entrepreneurship as we come together to #BreaktheBias. This business focussed event will be...

9 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Poulton

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Poulton. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

10 Mar

Export Academy: Selling services overseas

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

Marketing your services overseas; building successful relationships; considering factors that could open the door to opportunity.

15 Mar

ChamberWEBINAR: Sales – Follow Ups

14:00 - 14:30 | Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce

This webinar is for you if you do not follow up on your open opportunities and are sitting on a pile of opportunities and want to follow up but do...

23 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lytham

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lytham St Annes. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

24 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lancaster

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lancaster and Morecambe. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

24 Mar

Export Academy: Creating an Export Action Plan

13:00 - 14:00 | Department for International Trade

Institutional support available in your strategic planning; overseas visits; translation and interpretation; exhibitions and promotions; legal costs; and overseas partners and staff.

25 Mar

Lancashire Business Expo 2022

9:00 - 15:00 | SHOUT! Expo Ltd

Over 150 Exhibitors, Over 2000 Delegates – unlimited opportunities! This annual event provides limitless opportunities for businesses across the region that want to thrive and succeed. Now in its...

25 Mar

Pink Link Ladies Face to Face Business Networking – Preston

10:00 - 11:30 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Preston. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

6 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Chorley. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

8 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Blackpool. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

13 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Poulton

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Poulton. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

26 Apr

Trading online: Lancashire’s rural businesses

10:00 - 12:00 | Clockwork City

Five weekly morning sessions. Prepare for trading online in 2022 with fully funded training designed for Lancashire’s Rural businesses Delivered FREE by Clockwork City in conjunction with Lancashire County...

27 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lytham

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lytham St Annes. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

28 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lancaster

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lancaster and Morecambe. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

29 Apr

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Preston

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Preston. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

4 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Chorley

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Chorley. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

6 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Blackpool

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Blackpool. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

11 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Poulton

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Poulton. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

25 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lytham

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lytham St Annes. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

26 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Lancaster

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Lancaster and Morecambe. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services...

27 May

Pink Link Ladies Business Networking – Preston

9:30 - 11:00 | Pink Link

Business networking for women working in and around Poulton. Make new connections and build authentic relationships with like-minded female entrepreneurs. Share knowledge and experiences, promote your products/services and explore...

21 Oct

North West Business Expo 2022

9:00 - 15:00 | Shout Expo

The North West Business Expo will take place at the 2200+ sqm Premier Suite of Bolton Whites Hotel on Friday 21st October 2022. The North West Business Expo will...

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