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Business of the Month - March 2017 - Blackburn College

Blackburn College is Downtown Lancashire's Business of the Month for March. Blackburn College are proud to have a heritage going back over 125 years, and to be one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with the Ofsted accolade of Grade One, Outstanding in all areas. With a turnover of £46million across…

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The Lancashire Business Awards 2017

The Lancashire Business Awards returns to the fabulous Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel 2017. Our theme this year is A Game of Thrones. Many will lose their heads and some will breath fire, but who will reign supreme in the battle to the top. With 18 awards as voted for by you,…

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Lancashire gets BOOST from Annual Conference

Downtown in Business hosted its fifth annual Lancashire Boost conference this week, with the Northern Powerhouse, the digital sector, business finance and growth, and marketing the county among the range of topics discussed. Contributors to the event included entrepreneurs Simon Rigby and Antony Chesworth; the leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein; the chief executive […]


Ruth Connor’s MIPIM dispatch

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire reports from MIPIM on her role leading the delegation from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership. “This year is the first time there has been an official Lancashire delegation at the MIPIM global property expo. I’m pleased to report that there has been incredible enthusiasm towards Lancashire being out at […]


Anywhere but London

Bids for the Commonwealth Games have been coming in thick and fast from English cities. Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and London have all expressed an interest in hosting the 2022 event, as Durban conceded that it could not afford to go ahead with its commitment to play host city as planned. There is some talk of […]

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