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Coming soon - Pendle Business Week 2018!

Published: Tuesday, 18th September 2018

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A week of FREE workshops, drop-ins and seminars aimed at giving Pendle businesses a boost is back by popular demand for the seventh year.

Organised by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision, this year’s Pendle Business Week is running from Monday 15th October to Friday 19th October.

It’s all about helping existing businesses to grow and making it a reality for those who want to start their own business.

The week kicks off with Google Digital Garage’s sessions on building a digital marketing plan and how to improve your online campaign using digital data.

And on Wednesday 17th October Businesswise Solutions will host Pendle Connects’ Insider Insights session celebrating the opening of its brand new Energy Centre at the end of September.

Frazer Durris, Managing Director of Businesswise Solutions and Pendle Business Person of the Year 2018, will share the path he took to steer his business to the success it is today.

He’ll be joined by Lee Duerden Chief Executive of XLCR, Claire Bennett Charity Manager for Positive Action in the Community and Nigel Matthews, General manager, Riggs Autopack.

Other sessions during the Week include marketing, networking, bookkeeping, social media, how to sell, making the most of the apprenticeship reforms and our annual Tourism Conference.

Food businesses can attend an informal session on how to achieve and maintain a 5 rating and comply with the law.

Meanwhile, if you’re a female business owner based in Pendle with an aspiration to grow your businesses then there’s the perfect session for you on 19th October.

Called Women on the Up, the session is a free one day female leadership course combining experiential learning and one to one support from some the UK’s most inspiring leaders.

Councillor Paul White, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “We want to support all businesses in Pendle to help them thrive and Make it in Pendle, which is why we’re bringing back this focussed week of support.

“It’s fantastic to see Google Digital Garage is joining us this year and running two sessions.

“I’d encourage all businesses to take a look at the events.

“There’s something for everyone, however big you are and whatever stage you’re currently at and this year all of the sessions are free!

“Please book without delay because many have limited availability.”

All of the sessions and how to book are on

For more information about what’s happening during the Week, contact Hassan Ditta, Employer Engagement Officer, on (01282) 661640 or e-mail

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