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Preston Guild City

Central Lancashire Business Networking

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We know that meeting new people, networking with others and building relationships with other businesses and organisations is key to the success of many local businesses. From start-up entrepreneurs with a great idea, all the way up to more established companies that want to continue their growth, everyone needs a helping hand at some point along the way!

Preston, Chorley and South Ribble Councils recognised this a long time ago, and for over 9 years they have been hosting the annual Central Lancashire Business Event. An evening that encourages networking right across the three boroughs, with exciting guest speakers from across the Lancashire region sharing their experience, advice and stories.

This year, the Central Lancashire Business Event is hosting its 10th annual networking evening on Wednesday 19 October and you can register for your free place at  

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Growing your Business’ and our keynote speaker will be the highly successful, local business woman, Kirsty Henshaw. Kirsty will be sharing her personal experience of growing a business, from her initial Dragons’ Den experience, to the development of first brand ‘Worthenshaws’, right up to the launch of her newest company ‘Kirsty’s’.

We are also delighted to welcome back Mike Ode, Director of Potential Unearthed, a Chorley based Management and Personal Development Training Company, to chair the evening.

This is your opportunity to ask successful local business owners for advice, suggestions and guidance. If you have any questions for Kirsty or Mike, please tweet them to us @lancsbusevents and we will do our best to share as many as we can on the night! The event starts at 5:30pm when there will be the opportunity to chat to other local businesses and business support organisations over a buffet and to share your own literature on the networking table.

To celebrate our 10th year of networking across Lancashire, we are offering 10 lucky attendees a place at a Social Media masterclass run by DigiEnable!***

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is register for your free place at the event, come along on the night, and make sure you bring along a business card to submit to the draw!

We will then draw 10 winners at random!

This collaboration between the three boroughs is fantastic opportunity to find out about all the local services, organisations and people that can help your business grow right on your doorstep! To register for your free place, please go to

For the most up to date announcements and news from the Central Lancashire Business Event team, please follow us on Twitter at @lancsbusevents and when tweeting about the event please use #clbe2016

We look forward to seeing you there!