Growth Lancashire’s Board goes “on tour”


Growth Lancashire’s Board is pivotal in helping to ensure that the company fulfills its mission of contributing towards the growth of productivity, prosperity and places across the County.

Meeting quarterly, the Board is private sector-led, and comprises business leaders from across  Lancashire, as well as Councillors (typically the Leader of the Council, or lead for Economic Development) from the Lancashire Local Authorities who subscribe to the company.

In March of this year, the Board met at the £4.6m state-of-the-art Barnfield Training Centre, built for Burnley Football Club and located near the beautiful surroundings of Gawthorpe Hall.

One of the most respected Manager’s in English football, the Board were treated to a session with Burnley’s Manager, Sean Dyche. Mr Dyche talked about his time with the Club and its continued transformation on and off the field. The Manager also held a question and answer session.

Most recently, the Board held their meeting at the Headquarters of AMS Neve, also in Burnley.

“With a reputation for creating the world’s sweetest sounding and longest-lasting analogue and digital consoles, the most discerning artists, producers and facility owners regard AMS Neve products as number one for desirability on their equipment list, and have done for the past fifty years” (extract from AMS Neve website).

The Board received a talk from Mark Crabtree OBE, Owner and Managing Director of AMS Neve and a Director of Growth Lancashire. Mark talked about the evolution of the company since he first started AMS in 1975, in addition to his more recent roles as Chair of Burnley Bondholders and the driving force behind The Landmark, Burnley’s new digital hub.

In October, the Board will visit WEC Group in Darwen – one of the region’s largest engineering companies – before visiting Blackpool in December for a tour of the Lightworks – the Council’s Depot for the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations.