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Supporting Business Networks & Events

WIN – Women’s International Network

Launched last week with a huge amount of interest from business and Government.  The rolling programme has been designed to increase the participation of women-led businesses in international trade with virtual training, business mentoring, panel discussions and peer to peer networking opportunities. We’re offering a structured and supportive environment for women to grow their businesses and realise their international potential.  I have attached a partner pack and the registration link can be found here: 

*each cohort is limited to 50 places and recruitment will take place every 6 months.

Boost Roadshow South Ribble

Boost Roadshow South Ribble, 14 February 8 - 10am.

Boost Roadshow South Ribble is a unique opportunity to expand your business network and meet likeminded companies including those who have benefitted from Boost support. The event will allow business leaders in Lancashire to gain peer-to-peer support by sharing their experiences and advice about growing a company. Doors open from 8 am on Tuesday 14th February, presentations start at 8:30 with time for networking until 10 am. Breakfast buns and refreshments will be available, just let us know you are coming by signing up here.

Japan Day - International trade 

23 February 2024 10:00-15:00 - UCLan

North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire and the Department for Business and Trade are honoured to welcome to Preston our special guest: Mr. Hideo YURA - Director General, JETRO, London

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.

We would like to invite both existing and new exporters to join us to hear about trading with Japan from our speakers.

  • Representatives from the Embassy of Japan in London.
  • Lancashire companies speaking about their experiences in the Japanese market.
  • Department for Business and Trade who have recently returned from a trade mission representing the Northern Powerhouse.
  • North & Western Lancashire Chamber on support for international business.
  • UCLan staff and students outlining their cultural connections with Japan.

 Businesses aiming to enter or expand in Japan may find differences in social and business customs daunting. There will be an opportunity to network and learn from our Japanese representatives as well as colleagues from UCLan and other Lancashire businesses with experience in the market.

Book your place via our website now – we look forward to seeing you there.

Events and Networks

Boost Lancashire organises and supports a series of growth-focused business events from conferences and inspirational master classes, to networking sessions, practical workshops and seminars. Please see the Boost events page for details of events organised by Boost and partners.

The borough is home to a number of enterprising groups and organisations striving to boost the local economy. Meet local customers and suppliers through South Ribble business events, Breakfast Before Business (BB4B), Shout Network, Penwortham Network, South Ribble and Leyland Groups and the Chambers of Commerce.

We work with partners to offer business advice events during the year. Please contact us if you would like more information.

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South Ribble Borough Council
Civic Centre, West Paddock
Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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