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The North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (NWLCC) is an exclusive business membership organisation, established in 1916, that gives decisions makers access to the necessary resources and information to run and develop their business.
More than 1,600 North & Western Lancashire businesses, of all sizes, are benefiting from our extensive range of membership services.
For further details of how our exclusive range of services can represent, grow, promote and protect your business – contact the Chamber now:
Call: Head Office: 01772 653000 – Fylde Coast office: 01253 347063
The network requirements of educational establishments are unique. Never have the reliance on superfast, reliable internet connectivity been more important. When you couple the increasing need for bandwidth with the need to reduce costs it can become a compromise between the requirements and your budget (with budget often winning that battle).
How would your network perform if we removed the barriers? What if your school had a rock-solid internet solution with upload and download speeds that far exceed your highest current requirements and you saved money at the same time?
The team behind SchoolFibre has been designing, building and supporting networks for many years. We know the difference a superfast, ultra-reliable internet connection can make, and we think this should be something that is accessible for every school.
SchoolFibre can deliver a dedicated, true fibre internet solution for a fraction of what you would expect. This is a fully managed, pro-actively monitored, enterprise-class solution packaged together to fit your budget. Our aim is to deliver where others simply cannot or will not at a reasonable price. We want to make access to superfast internet possible for all schools, regardless of their location.
Many businesses are constrained by network performance, whether it is download speed, upload speed or simply reliability, the solution available is often a compromise between their requirements and their budget (budget often wins that battle).
How would your business perform if we removed the barriers? What if you had a rock-solid internet solution with upload and download speeds that far exceed your highest current requirements?
The team behind SlowBroadband? has been designing, building and supporting networks for enterprise clients for many years. We know the difference a superfast, ultra-reliable internet connection can make, and we think this should be something that is accessible for every business.
SlowBroadband? can deliver a dedicated, true fibre internet solution for a fraction of what you would expect. This is a fully managed, pro-actively monitored, enterprise-class solution packaged together to fit an SME budget. Embrace the irony, make slow broadband a thing of the past by stepping into the future with SlowBroadband?
Located on the edge of the city centre, offers a wide variety of serviced office and studio spaces, from starts-ups to established businesses The Watermark provide a professional space where you can grow your business.
Website – www.thewatermark.co.uk
Twitter – @thewatermarkpr1
Cheetham Jackson are Independent Financial Planners with 10 offices in North West, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. They believe in making the complex, simple.
Good financial planning should accessible by anyone that requires such, which Is why your local Cheetham Jackson office provides support to individuals, companies and the local communities they serve. Initial chats are complimentary!
Website – www.cheethamjackson.com
Twitter – CheethamJackson
Shout Network is the leading business networking provider across North West.
We offer a relaxed, professional networking environment where members feel sufficiently at ease to represent themselves, and their businesses with maximum authenticity.
Stone Create is a full service marketing and design agency based in Preston, Lancashire.
As a team of creative individuals, brought together from the worlds of digital design, marketing strategy, communications, web, PPC, branding, advertising, graphic design and print, we are committed to delivering results and return on investment for our clients.
We ensure what we do is aimed at reaching the right people in the right way for the client
NetDec is a proactive technology company offering bespoke software development, practical IT consultancy services and cloud computing capability. Working with businesses of all sizes, we create software and IT infrastructures that support even the most complex of enterprises.
As your technology partner, NetDec will work with you to gain competitive advantage from emerging innovations as well as established best practices, guaranteeing a reliable platform that will adapt and grow with your company, whatever your sector.
Because we also understand how organisations work, our business solutions are designed to be pro-active, efficient and cost-effective, promoting sustainable success through the deployment and integration of information technology.
NetDec’s services include IT support, network support, IT solutions, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and infrastructure design.
Napthens provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of businesses and individuals.
Operating from 6 offices across the north-west, our advisers are specialists in their field, providing expert legal advice tailored to the needs of the individual and their business.
Gainsborough Flooring specialises in the commercial and residential installation of all aspects of flooring: Amtico, Karndean, carpets, vinyl, tiles, safety flooring and natural sisal flooring.
We are a family run company, having been established for over 50 years, which pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.
We are approved contractors to LCC, PCC, BCC, Cardinal Newman College and UCLAN due to being H&S CHAS registered.
Grassroots HR is an award winning HR consultancy helping business owners to stay in control of every aspect of their company, including their people.
We’re here to make sure your business increases productivity and profitability. We interpret employment regulations and keep you compliant whilst focussing on your commercial aims; without with jargon, through effective documentation, communication and processes.
PIB Insurance probably the most dynamic & fast growing broker in the country.
Attracting specialist brokers from competitors and acquiring niche and established businesses throughout the UK.
Through this strategy PIB have in-house expertise to provide you with the breadth of cover required, plus our size enables competitive rates to be negotiated.
Probably the most noticeable of all is our ‘can do’ attitude and delivering a service with a ‘sense of urgency’ that sets us apart from competitors.
Can you be sure you have got the best insurance protection for your business if you haven’t asked PIB?
We believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with businesses across the region. What sets us apart is our strong reputation for applied research, entrepreneurship, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life. Innovation is part of our culture and we work hard to establish links, share ideas and exchange our expertise.
Website – www.uclan.ac.uk/business
Twitter – @UCLanBusiness
Lancashire Business View is the must-read magazine for commerce and industry in the region. Lancashire Business View aims to celebrate excellence, provide platforms to share success and encourage trade in the county. Its pages contain news, analysis and opinion on the issues that affect business in Lancashire. There is key information that can help businesses flourish, and entertaining features on the personalities behind the headlines.
Lancashire Business View has a print circulation of 9,000 high-ranking decision makers. Lancashirebusinessview.co.uk is updated daily with business news and events and has an email subscriber database of 11,000.
Twitter – @LBVmagazine
Website – www.lancashirebusinessview.co.uk
Preston Guild Hall is an entertainment, conference, leisure and arts complex in the heart of the city of Preston, Lancashire. Since changing ownership in 2014, the venue has been undergoing ambitious development, which are set to continue over the coming years.
The 720 seater theatre and 2034 seater main hall now showcase over 200 shows and events per year, ranging from drama, live gigs, comedy, musicals and community shows to prestigious sporting events.
The arcade has seen the addition of new restaurants and bars and the complex has become home to arts organisations. With conference and event rooms of all sizes, and on-site catering, it is a popular choice for everything from business meetings to large scale events and special occasions.
The next phase of development includes an exhibition space and an additional entertainment space for intimate gigs and club nights. Plans are also in place to turn the currently unused lower arcade into a bowling alley, sports bar and a night spot with karaoke pods. Perfect for family fun and an evening with a difference.
Preston Guild Hall is providing a hub of entertainment for the people of Lancashire offering something for all ages and catering to all tastes.
Twitter – @PrestGuildHall
Website – https://prestonguildhall.co.uk/
We at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust aim to provide excellent care with compassion to the community we serve.
We have three equally important strategic aims – to provide outstanding healthcare to our local communities, to offer a range of specialised services to patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria, and to drive innovation through world-class education, training and research.
The Health Academy at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is at the forefront of regional health care education delivery.
We are constantly striving to improve, and working towards becoming an outstanding, high performing organisation.
Twitter – @LancsHealthAcad
Website – healthacademy.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk
Optimal Managed Print Services Limited are a team of consultants with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the print equipment supply industry. Our mission is to provide our clients with a unique alternative approach to the procurement and management of document printing equipment and related products and services.
With combined industry experience of over fifty years, our aim is to revolutionise the way we connect our clients with technology. We make sure that through every step of the process from product selection, delivery, installation & training, service, maintenance and aftersales care, we provide our clients with the best choice, best value and industry leading service in a clear concise manner. No complex contracts and no hidden costs, just knowledge, advice and value for money.
Website – www.optimalmps.com
Twitter – @OptimalMPS
B&FC for business has been created to allow us to offer the same high quality training solutions for your employees that our parent institution Blackpool and The Fylde College has been providing for its students for 125 years.
B&FC for business is dedicated to helping companies grow through custom-built skills programmes, central to our client and stakeholder partnerships.
Website – blackpool.ac.uk
Twitter – @b_and_fc
Golden Soney is an established timber & fencing supplier and has been trading for over 30 years in Tockholes, near Darwen.
For years we have supplied the local farmers and builders with fencing, wood and metal gates, barbed wire and livery stables with paddock equipment, including horse jumps etc.
We still supply all of this and now much more. Our range has been extended to cater for more extensive commercial and domestic markets, which includes schools, local councils and public houses with everything from garden furniture, sleepers, sheds, bedding plants, hanging baskets, top soil, turf and compost .
We also offer garden maintenance packages. If you would like to know more about what we do then please feel free to give us a call.
The friendly family business you can trust.
For the past five years Lucky 6 Marketing have specialised in delivering bespoke social media management and training to businesses around Lancashire.
Much more than just saving time, a managed social media solution will significantly improve your brand recognition while making your business more approachable. Lucky 6 Marketing have unparalleled experience within the North West when it comes to making your business standout on social media.
Alternatively, if you wish to manage your digital marketing in-house, Lucky 6 Marketing also offer bespoke social media training. Available at your office or at the Lucky 6 Marketing office, just outside the centre of Preston, you can be assured that your marketing team will learn the most modern and competitive social media techniques.
Advertising on Facebook or Twitter can also be a great way to bypass your competitors and place your service or products directly in front of your target audience. By designing bespoke targeted content Lucky 6 Marketing can significantly improve the efficiency of your social media advertising campaigns.
If you are looking for social media experts in Lancashire contact Lucky 6 Marketing today.
Website – www.lucky6marketing.com
Twitter – @6marketing
The Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal was the first of 20 second wave City Deals to be agreed and was signed in September 2013. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancashire County Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency are working together to deliver this once in a lifetime opportunity for the area.
New investment of £434 million will expand transport infrastructure in Preston and South Ribble at an unprecedented rate, driving the creation of some 20,000 new jobs and generating the development of more than 17,000 new homes over the next ten years.
In addition, the public sector funding is expected to leverage a further £2.3 billion of commercial investment into housing and employment sites.
The City Deal will also see the launch of a new £100m investment fund, created by Lancashire County Pension Fund.
This means investments managed on behalf of local government pension schemes will be made in commercial projects in the City Deal area, representing a powerful incentive for commercial developers to deliver housing and other wealth-creating schemes.
Website – http://www.lancashirelep.co.uk/city-deal.aspx
Working in partnership with employers, ROI Solutions at Preston’s College aim is to provide THE most employable workforce through Apprenticeships, bespoke training, CPD programmes, eLearning and Higher Education courses.
With a dedicated Business Relationship Manager for each sector, they will ensure you are listened to, that your needs are assessed and the very best value for money solution is offered to you – ensuring your return on investment.
Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Our purpose is to help Lancashire’s businesses grow.
Through Boost, Lancashire businesses from start-ups to large companies can get access to funded programmes in areas such as mentoring, product development, leadership development, skills training and accessing finance.
Ready to start your growth conversation? Contact Boost today on 0800 488 0057.
Community Gateway Association is a not-for-profit community business, set up to meet the housing needs of people in Preston and the surrounding areas.
CGA is about creating friendly communities, where people want to live.
Our services include:
CGA makes sure tenants influence what happens to their homes and neighbourhoods, and the services it provides
Website is www.communitygateway.co.uk
Twitter is : @CGAPreston
Owned and operated since February 2015 by Richard and Kimberley Taylor, Martin & Co Preston is the local franchise of one of the UK’s largest Lettings and Property Management group of companies.
Having just celebrated its 30th year, the Martin and Co group now consists of 6 brands having recently acquired Ewemove to complement its existing regional and national brands (Martin & Co, Whitegates, C J Hole, Ellis & Co and Parkers).
As a franchise, we cover Preston, Chorley and Leyland and the surrounding areas from our premises in Preston Town Centre and have plans to open further offices over the next 5 years.
We offer services to landlords and tenants of all property types and sizes as well as student accommodation. We offer both fully managed services as well as tenant find only packages all of which include full referencing and help to ensure that all legal requirements are met.
We also operate as an Estate Agent and are one of a new breed of Estate Agents offering both online and traditional options to help sell your property.
We help all sizes of investment landlords with their portfolios and identifying potential investments, additionally we can advise those thinking of starting to invest in property to help avoid the common pitfalls.
We help companies promote themselves and their products in a strategic, organised and efficient manner.
We can work on a one-off project or on an on-going basis.
A one-off project might involve writing the copy for your website or new brochure.
A proper marketing strategy will ensure your company is visible to potential customers whilst keeping current customers up to date.
Website – www.zebracolour.co.uk
Twitter – @zebracolour
We’re one of Preston’s oldest established accountancy firms but we’re not boring and fuddy duddy.
Even though we have a team of sixteen you’ll still get a personal service, with a single point of contact but there will always be someone within the company with the specialist knowledge to help you.
Why not pop into our office for a chat over a coffee so you can see for yourself?
Failing that, we’d love to meet you at the Lancashire Business Exhibition.
Award winning Red Star Wealth Management launched in 2011 with a clear objective to provide the highest standard of financial advice with exceptional individual service.
Dedicated to helping clients achieve their financial goals with enthusiasm, energy and professionalism, the company has achieved considerable growth over the past 5 years and now boasts over 150 clients, ranging from national solicitor’s firms to private individuals.
Whether you’re a first time home buyer looking for financial advice on the best mortgage deal or the CEO of a large business who would like to improve the company pension scheme, Red Star Wealth will tailor their service to your individual needs.
Red Star Wealth provide all aspects of financial services either for individuals or corporate entities offering an initial meeting and report, at their own cost without obligation. They will treat you with courtesy and respect at all times, ensuring discussions are always confidential and sensitive issues are handled with empathy and discretion.
Their services include savings and investments, corporate advice, pensions, life and critical illness, tax and mortgages.
Red Star Education, delivered by the same team, provides up to date, relevant financial education to young people in a fun and engaging manor to arm them with the knowledge they need to carry with them into their future career with confidence. The training programme has been developed in conjunction with a number of Premier League football academies, and is growing across the education sectors.
Call 01253 486346 for more details.
PNG produce a wide range of indoor and outdoor printed material from brochures, business directories and business cards to exhibition stands, vinyl graphics and signage.
The team is always available to advise on the best print options, as well as what format might work best for your printed item to achieve its objectives.
The amount of repeat business and word of mouth recommendations PNG Digital receive is testament to their knowledge, quality of work and exceptional level of customer service.
Call us on 01253 344050 for more information.
Preston based Nugent Santé is a customer focussed healthcare insurance intermediary. Nugent Santé’s dedicated team has skills and expertise built up over many years within the private healthcare market, supporting both corporate and individual clients. The team currently manages over £5 million of annual premiums.
Whatever healthcare cover you choose, it should never be an ‘off the peg’ solution; every client is different, has individual needs and therefore requires specific cover. Every client, therefore, has a tailored package from Nugent Santé, whether for a completely new product or following a review of their current cover.
Nugent Santé works with a wide range of partners and insurers from household names to more specialist underwriters. Our access to these providers means that our advice to you will always be driven by what is best for your needs, and isn’t restricted by a limited number of products.
Our range of products include; Company Health Insurance, Health and Wellbeing Schemes, Health Cash Plans, Group Risk Schemes, Travel Insurance and Dental Insurance.
We welcome the opportunity to talk to you, after all, if we’ve never even spoken to you, how can we hope to assess your needs and ensure you’re offered the most appropriate healthcare solution for you? Call us on 01772 585085.
Website – www.nugentsante.com
Twitter – @nugent_sante