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Calling all Pendle businesses – want to boost your business know how?

Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

Founder of Role

Wendy Bowers

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

Organised by Pendle Council and Pendle Vision Board, this year’s Focus on Your Business Week is running from Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October.

Lancashire Business View’s regular feature, which examines the county’s hottest spots for commerce, industry and regeneration, is coming to Pendle and is a key session during the Week (19th October).

It will look at Pendle having the largest concentration of employment in manufacturing in England. And it will delve into the latest developments in the area including how Pendle Council’s Gearing up for Growth programme is supporting businesses in the area. 

There will also be updates on the planned extension of Lomeshaye Industrial Estate, the redevelopment of Northlight (formerly Brierfield Mill) and junction improvements being made on the M65.

Other sessions during the Week include flood resilience, bookkeeping, social media, starting your own business and preventing business crime.

And 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 20th 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.

Wendy Bowers, Founder of Role which is running the day, said: “This isn’t just another workshop. 

“We’re going to push you, inspire you, equip you with some great sales tools and give you the opportunity to work with incredible national and international mentors.”

Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, added: “I’m delighted that we’re bringing back this focussed week of support for Pendle businesses - and the vast majority are free!

“There’s something for everyone, however big you are and whatever stage you’re currently at.

“Download our e-programme and book without delay because many sessions have limited availability.”

An e-programme which explains how to book can be downloaded from     

To book your place for Lancashire Hotspots, visit   Tickets are £20 plus VAT and include breakfast and refreshment.

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