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17th July 2017

New jobs and 200% turnover boost for Pendle firm

Five new jobs have been created and turnover is set to increase by 200% at a Pendle surface provider, after the company received support from Boost, Lancashire’s Growth Business Hub. Blackoak Surfacing Ltd, which supplies resurfacing works on car parks, roads and footpaths to both private and public sector organisations, recently moved into a bigger […]


20th June 2017

Paul’s business start-up dazzles with funding support

A business owner has gone from the bright lights of showbiz to putting himself in the spotlight after starting his own LED lighting business. Paul Freeman founded PMH Digital in August 2016 after more than 20 years working in technology sales and, before that, in stage production where he rubbed shoulders with the likes of […]


8th May 2017

Entrepreneur Sally’s business dream becomes reality

A Preston entrepreneur who launched her own business after spotting a gap in the market while studying in China says it was the best move she’s ever made. Sally Bennett, 27, from Longton, launched ‘Beanmade Candles’ four months ago, after teaching herself how to create the products, and drawing on her previous experience in new […]


16th March 2017

Launch of social care services hub paves way for new jobs

A former social worker has launched an online hub for social care services and professionals and aims to create up to 10 jobs over the next three years, following support from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub. Matt Hughes set up Preston-based One Stop Social Ltd after leaving his job in social services for a local […]


2nd February 2017

Mike swaps his apron for advertising with new business launch

A Preston man who worked in catering for most of his career has launched a new advertising business which he hopes to roll out across the county. Mike Gregory, of Fulwood, Preston, set up Jigsaw Taxi Advertising in September after identifying through his work as a business consultant that small businesses needed better, low cost, […]