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.

> Mon 26th Aug, 1.30 – 5.30pm, Derian House: Morecambe Bay Walk, meet at Arnside promenade by 1.15pm. Supporting our favourite LDB charity. The iconic walk across the Sands, don’t miss out! It takes 3-4 hours, full details here.

Wed 28 Aug, 7.30 – 10.30am, Lancashire Export Summit, at The Senator Group, Accrington. Sponsored by HSBC and the Department for International Trade. Event is £10 plus VAT. Book via Eventbrite.

Wed 28 Aug, 5 – 8pm, Plan, Pitch and Sell by Boost, at Society1, Preston, PR1 3LT. This session is for entrepreneurs that struggle with the sales side of their business. Selling yourself and products/services can be daunting and involves choosing the right target customer, understanding the best way to approach them, preparing a pitch and presenting it to the client.. Event is Free. Book via Eventbrite.

Thu 5 Sep, 4 – 6pm, Winckley Square Hangout, in Preston, PR1 3JQ. Hosted by the NW Lancs Chamber, this is the region’s most unique, informal, business to business event; sponsored by The Artistry House and The Winckley Square Hotel. Good opportunity to exhibit, network and extend your business reach. Contact the Chamber to book.

Fri 6 Sep, Big Networking Expo, Bolton Arena, BL6 6LB. Details on their website.

Thu 12 Sep, 8 – 10.30am, Business Breakfast with UCLAN Centre for SME Development, PR1 1JN.To book and for more details.

Thu 19 Sep, 5.30 – 7.30pm, Link Up Networking, at The Halfway House, Clatyton-le-Woods, PR6 7JB. There will be drinks and food and it’s free to attend, thanks to our sponsor this month, Forbes Solicitors. Details on Twitter.

Fri 20 Sep, 10am – 4pm, North Lancs Expo, at Lancaster Brewery, LA1 3LA. The annual 2 day expo is run by Lancaster & District Chamber with Lancaster City Council. Great venue. Good opportunity to exhibit, network and extend your business reach. Details on their website.

Fri 27 Sep, 11.30am – 3.30pm, Women Mean Business at Wrightington Hotel, WN6 9PB. Guest speakers Seema Kennedy, Parliamentary Under Secretary and MP for South Ribble, Kim Hawes, first female tour manager, Debbie Williams, UCLAN Publishing & Waterstones. Tickets £39-50pp incl 2 course lunch. Contact NW Lancs Chamber.

Wed 2 Oct, 5.30 – 8.30pm, Central Lancashire Business Networking, at Chorley Town Hall, PR7 3DP. This is the 13th annual event and will be hosted by Mike Ode of Potential Unearthed. Hot buffet and refreshments. Register on 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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