Business

Breweries Wanted for the Pennine Way

Published on February 24, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Breweries are being invited to put forward a proposal to brew an official Pennine Way beer!

The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest National Trail and undoubtedly its best known walking route. Over the past 50 years people have been embarking on this 268 mile journey along the spine of England, from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders.

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Vote for Local Company Arthouse

Published on February 9, 2017 at 11:47 am

A Rossendale Company has been shortlisted for a prestigious international award – and it needs your help.

Arthouse Limited, which designs interior products such as wallpaper, wall art, mirrors and cushions, is in the running for a National Public Champions Awards, which are part the European Business Awards.

The company, which employs more than 70 people, will be battling with other UK businesses in a public vote.

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Funding Available from Lancashire Business Growth Fund

Published on December 19, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Hurry though, time runs out March 2017.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and delivery partners Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce have competitively secured £8 million from Round 6 of the Regional Growth Fund to stimulate enterprise across the County by providing grants and International Trade support to manufacturing businesses with the potential for economic growth.

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Best in Business Awarded

Published on November 18, 2016 at 1:44 pm

The Rossendale Business Awards were a huge success this year, demonstrating the strong, expansive business offer the Valley is home to.

The event, run by Valley at Work, marked its 7th year this year, and each time it gets bigger and better.  The selection of winners on the evening demonstrated the strength in tourism, creative business and enterprising people in Rossendale.

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UCLan Innovation Clinic Workshops Come to Rossendale

Published on September 22, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Two free workshops are being held in Rossendale to help businesses with developing a new product and bringing it to market.

The events are being held at the Kingfisher Business Centre, Rawtenstall, BB4 8EQ, on October 11th and 19th.

The two day workshop will equip businesses with the knowledge needed to get their product transformed from a good idea into a best seller!

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Regenerate Pennine Lancashire to become Growth Lancashire

Published on September 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

Regenerate Pennine Lancashire has changed its name to Growth Lancashire.

Regenerate has provided business support and economic development services for the East Lancashire local authorities and Lancashire County Council since 2011.

In recent years the Company has been delivering Lancashire wide business support programmes such as the Government’s flag-ship Regional Growth Fund scheme.

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Rossendale Business Awards are Open!

Published on August 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Nominations have opened for the 2016 Rossendale Business Awards, organised by Valley at Work.

The yearly business awards get bigger and better each time and people have until September 23rd to place their nomination.

The awards are to showcase the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Rossendale such a great place to love, work and visit.

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Spinning Point Gets Funding Seal

Published on July 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Plans for Rawtenstall’s new £5.4million Spinning Point masterplan have gone into top gear as funding was approved.

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Board and Lancashire County Council (LCC) have now both formally approved the Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership’s £1.9million bid to the Local Growth Fund and the £3.5million Lancashire County Council funding.

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Does Your Business need a Finance Doctor?

Published on June 30, 2016 at 11:20 am

Businesses may need to source additional finance for many reasons – whether its to support the purchase of new equipment, develop new products or to generally support a period of growth Access to Finance NW Service can help you to access the right funding for your businesses specific needs.

Access to Finance NW Service can help you to unlock some of the mysteries which surround the business finance marketplace ensuring that you get access to funding to ensure that your business is able to prosper and grow.

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Business News: Linemark Land Second Queen’s Award

Published on April 25, 2016 at 10:11 am

The Linemark Group has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade after recording outstanding export growth — the second time the Rossendale-based business has earned the coveted Enterprise award.

Linemark and its group companies, HD Signs and N-Virol are based in Rossendale, Lancashire and manufacture world-leading line marking products, which are sold through a network of distributors to customers around the world.

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Community Column: Civic Pride Clear Carrs Industrial Estate

Published on April 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Another Community Column piece from Civic Pride Rossendale

Surely one of the premier industrial estates in the valley it is often the first, last and indeed lasting impression of Rossendale for its many visitors whether they come by car, van or HGV.

Early in March 2016 the Haslingden branch of Civic Pride supported by a few Rawtenstall members, realising what a despicable state the area was in, decided to do something about it. 

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New Hall Hey Progress Delights RTB Board

Published on March 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Members of the Rossendale Together Barnfield Partnership Board visited the New Hall Hey Retail Development to see how the new TK Maxx and M+S Foodhall stores were progressing.

The RTB Partnership sees Rossendale Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Construction working together and pooling resources to create a more prosperous borough.

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Northern Joinery awarded an LBGF grant of £46K

Published on February 18, 2016 at 11:15 am

Northern Joinery, based in Whitworth, Lancashire have been awarded an LBGF grant of £46,614. Northern Joinery is one of the country’s leading quality staircase manufacturers with considerable experience in the design and manufacture of timber staircases.

It boasts one of the best staircase-manufacturing plants in the UK with a capacity well in excess of 200 staircases per week.

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Flooding: Help for Businesses

Published on February 12, 2016 at 12:55 pm

Boost for Business is running a Flood Recovery Grant Scheme to support businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the December 2015 flooding in Lancashire and the fund is open until February 28th 2016.

This grant scheme is to support small and medium sized businesses severely affected (either directly or indirectly) by the flooding of December 2015, to help businesses recover quickly and get back trading successfully and being sustainable.

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Rossendale Council Launches New Scheme to Help “Flood Proof” Properties and Businesses

Published on January 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Rossendale Council has announced central government details of a scheme to help householders and businesses make their properties more resistant to future floods. Under the scheme, householders and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva in Rossendale can apply to the Council for grants of up to £5,000 to help make their homes/businesses more resilient to flooding in the future.

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Deadline coming up for Haslingden Shop Front Improvement Scheme Expressions of Interest

Published on January 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to express their interest in the new Shop Front Improvement Scheme before the deadline on 22 January.

The scheme, which was launched by Rossendale Borough Council in November, provides grants to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Under the new scheme, traders will be able to apply for grants of up to £2000 to improve the appearance of their shops.

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Bacup Continues to Benefit from Heritage Project

Published on January 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Team have recently submitted planning applications for five shops on St James Street on behalf of the property owners. These are – No. 23 Neil Gerard Hair Studio, No. 25 The Pet Shop, No. 27 the vacant former Bacup & Stacksteads TMO office, Studio 29 and No.

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2016/17 Budget Consultation

Published on December 9, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Council is seeking views from any individual or organisation on its budget for 2016/17 and the financial challenges it faces over the medium term.

The Council’s vision and corporate priorities are as follows:

Our Vision: By 2018 Rossendale will have strong communities with an enhanced environment and heritage. It will be an attractive place to live, where tourists visit and employers invest.

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Bacup Christmas Cracker!

Published on December 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Bacup got into the festive spirit this weekend, in spite of Storm Desmond! The event was by no means a wash out, a few hundred people enjoyed the festivities and Bacup market was in festive mood.

Santa paid a visit and set up his Grotto, there was face painting and balloon making alongside the retro vintage market.

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New Shop Front Improvement Scheme launched In Haslingden

Published on November 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

Shopkeepers and traders in Haslingden town centre are encouraged to take advantage of a new scheme, launched by Rossendale Borough Council, to support traders to carry out improvement work to their shops.

Under the new scheme, traders will be able to apply for grants of up to £2000 to improve the appearance of their shops.

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Rawtenstall Bus Station Plans Amended Following Successful Public Consultation

Published on November 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

The RTB Partnership has now concluded the month long public consultation on the new bus station plans for Rawtenstall Town Centre.

The consultation involved a week of public sessions which saw over 300 people come and see the plans, and talk to the team.

During the consultation we received 229 comment forms and we have been able to analyse these throughout the consultation process.

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Rossendale Businesses Win Big at the Lancashire Tourism Awards

Published on November 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

Rossendale came away with two fantastic awards from last night’s Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards.

The Whitaker Gallery and Museum won the cultural and tourism award last night at the Marketing Lancashire Tourism Awards ceremony in Blackpool.

The award names them as the best cultural and tourism offer in the whole county.

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