Local Events

Lets Do Business

As part of our networking group, we tell each other about events in the local area which may be of interest to our members.

We use this page to publish these events to our blog followers. If you have an event that you would like to publicise, please contact us to see if we can add it for you.

Tue 19 Nov, 6 – 8pm, Networking at the Landmark, School Lane, Burnley, BB11 1UF. Meet other like-minded local businesses and grow your network and business with us. Price is £15.68. Register with Eventbrite

Wed 20 Nov, 9.30 – 10.30am Choose Chorley: R&D Tax Credits at Chorley Town Hall, PR7 1DP. Businesses of all sectors are saving £££ from HMRC by claiming for new product research and development. Presented by Let’s Do Business member Studholme Bell. Book on Eventbrite

Wed 20 Nov, The North West Expo (Manchester) at MCFC. Contact alec@northwestexpo.co.uk

Thu 21 Nov, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Link Up Networking at The Halfway House, PR6 7JB. Last one of 2019, don’t miss it! Sponsored by Parkinson Real Estate. Details on Twitter

Tue 26 Nov, 9am – 1pm Think Tank: Reflection, Assertiveness and Resilience at UCLan Media Factory, PR1 2XQ. Play Resilience Roulette with Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard. Book via Eventbrite

Wed 27 Nov, 8am – 5pm Lancashire Business Day at Crow Wood Hotel, BB12 0RT. Join Lancashire Business View to celebrate Lancashire Day. Click for more details.

Fri 29 Nov, 7 – 9am LDB 10th Anniversary Meeting at Oak Royal. Contact us for an invite to celebrate a magnificient 10 years of generating new business, contacts and support for many local companies. Success starts at breakfast time!

Fri 29 Nov, 12pm – 3pm Chamber Curry Club at Blackburn FC. The Curry Club is an East Lancashire Institution. Since 2006 local businesses have regularly gathered together to network and share a fine curry lunch in a relaxed informal setting. Each event features a guest speaker to inspire or motivate, at this event we will be joined by Founder of M+ILK PLUS, Camilla Ainsworth. Fresh from finishing runner up on this year’s BBC The Apprentice, Blackburn born Camilla quickly got to work agreeing a deal with Holland and Barrett to sell her nut milk product M+LK Plus. Don’t miss out on hearing her incredible story. Members £25 + VAT, non-members £35 +VAT. Book via details.

Thu 5 Dec, 9am – 2pm Introduction to Equity Investment at The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme. Led by experienced investors, the programme helps SMEs raise venture capital and business angel investment by ensuring they are properly prepared and understand the process. Join UCLAN at an introductory workshop in Blackpool to find out what venture capital is, whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you and ensure when you do apply, you are well equipped to clearly present your proposition. FREE to attend. Book via details

Tue 10 Dec, 5.30 – 8.30pm Let’s TweetUp LinkUp DrinkUp at Chorley FC. Let’s Do Business joint networking event with other local groups; Christmas drinks, raffle and legendary quiz! All proceeds to CFC Community Foundation. Book via Eventbrite

Tue 10 Dec, 6pm – 8pm Christmas Networking in Clitheroe at UClan. The University of Central Lancashire has launched a free investor led Investment Readiness Programme. Led by experienced investors, the programme helps SMEs raise venture capital and business angel investment by ensuring they are properly prepared and understand the process. Join UCLAN at an introductory workshop in Blackpool to find out what venture capital is, whether venture capital or business angel finance is right for you and ensure when you do apply, you are well equipped to clearly present your proposition. FREE to attend. Book via eventbrite

Thu 12 Dec, 8am – 12.30pm UClan Business Breakfast at UClan. Brexit Update plus Q & A with Professor Philip B Whyman Professor of Economics and Director of the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR) at UCLan. He undertakes research and consultancy for government, corporations and charitable bodies, advising on various aspects of economic policy and European integration. Also you’ll access a 2020 business vision session with Michael Brightman, Economics lecturer at UCLan which will get you thinking about goals and ambition for the year ahead, and you’ll get the chance to pitch to the room for 60 seconds. FREE to attend. Book via eventbrite

Manchester Growth Hub have their usual workshops on their website: www.businessgrowthhub.com

Pink Link Ladies have a number of events on their website: www.pinklinkladies.co.uk

FSB Events visit www.fsb.org.uk/regions/north-west/events 

Local Networking Groups, see their websites for details

Shout Network

Business for Breakfast

Business Over Breakfast

 

Regular Events

Lets Do Business! – Every Friday morning 07:00 – 09:00 at Oak Royal Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Withnell, Chorley.
Link Up networking – on the third Thursday of the month 17:30 to 19:30 at Dantes Restaurant, Chorley. Contact Julia Monks of Handelsbanken for more information and follow on Twitter.
Chorley Tweetup – a networking meet-up for local tweeters, find details online
First Thursday Club, Bistrot Pierre, Preston – first Thursday of the month. Contact Jacqueline Balllard

UCLan – Northern Lights Monthly Meeting – Second Tuesday of the month 16.00 to 18.30 (Free – Buffet provided) Venue – 4th Floor, Media factory, near main roundabout at bottom of Corporation Street (Put note on dashboard that you are attending a Northern Lights event and park in the CTT Car park opposite). Contact Janet Worsley on 01772 895950 – e-mail: – jmworsley@uclan.ac.uk
Manchester Growth Hub – Last Friday of the Month, 12.00 to 14.30, Venues around Gtr Manchester, See www.businessgrowthhub.com to join the Hub. Details of next meetings on site and you can book on line

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