Partner Links

We also link our businesses to key partners who can also help them to achieve their objectives. Here is a list of some of them and what they can do for you:

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce–  has a hands-on approach to business support with members and has funding available for companies wanting to explore importing/ exporting markets as well as dedicated events and networking and training workshops. It also runs the Rossendale Business Leaders Group.

Valley At Work – Rossendale’s business association. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month with guest speakers. Valley at Work also organises the R-awards (Rossendale’s annual awards evening).

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN, Burnley)  –  has a wide offer for businesses, including student projects, placements as well as lots of funded programmes that can help to achieve business targets, like completing all the market research linked to developing a new product, introducing technology into the company to speed up processes and preparing you to speak to investors to name just a few.

Lancaster University– In addition to student projects that can be completed in 6 weeks or over a year, tailored to suits the needs of a business, placements and post-graduate opportunities, it has fully funded programmes aimed to suit SME’s with their development.

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership–  a creative collaboration of leaders from business, universities and local councils, who direct economic growth and drive job creation.

Department of International Trade–  secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade.

Marketing Lancashire– promotes the wider Lancashire business opportunity to potential investors as well as promoting Lancashire to the visitor economy