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Fylde coast link in major Scottish health firm deal

A Fylde businessman has helped specialist business brokers Redwoods Dowling Kerr Healthcare handle the sale of Aspire Scotland to the Priory Group for an undisclosed sum.
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Geoff Reeves from Blackpool Council's Get Started initiative delivering a sales masterclass at the Winter Gardens

Blackpool's enterprise week was 'the best ever'

Hundreds of would-be entrepreneurs and business owners attended Blackpool’s most successful Enterprise Week to date to pick up tips and advice.
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Wyre Business Awards

Last call for Wyre business awards night

Time is running out for businesses to get tickets for the Wyre Business Awards.
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Carole Moran who is one of the organisers of the film festival at the Regent Cinema in Blackpool

Seaside film festival competition launched in Blackpool

Students and film makers will have the chance to see their work on the big screen with a new film competition and festival in Blackpool.
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Call for review as fracking policing costs rocket

Calls have been made for an urgent independent review into the ballooning policing costs surrounding fracking, as a new report says officers’ aggressive and confrontational tactics are damaging their relationship with the public.
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Tony Medcalf

Fylde firms may see no corporate tax gifts in the Budget, warns county tax expert.

Fylde coast businesses may not see a give-away Budget on Wednesday, despite hints from the Government about an increase in infrastructure spending.
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Chancellor Philip Hammond

Funding on Wednesday's Budget agenda says Fylde business group

Investment in infrastructure, guarantees on funding to replace the EU and strengthening of the Northern Powerhouse project are top of the Budget agenda for small businesses in the region.
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Commuiting times are rising in the region

Drive time woe increases for Fylde motorists

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
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Jennifer Ellison

Star to shine at Blackpool lights switch-on

Star of stage and screen Jennifer Ellison has been revealed as the switch-on star for the resort’s Christmas lights.
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Anna Blackburn and Mark Adlestone of Beaverbrooks

Fylde coast jewellers holds fast in challenging times.

Fylde coast jewellers Beaverbrooks has maintained its turnover at £119m.
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Jane Hunt

Fylde coast PR agency in triple win

Fylde Coast PR consultancy, Catapult PR, has scooped three top PR awards in just two days, becoming a winner in both the Northern Marketing Awards and the CIPR PRide NW Awards.

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Nigel Hollowell renewing his accreditation on the new Atlas
Copco rig at Lancashire Energy HQ

Offshore training link-up for Blackpool's energy college

A global engineering company has launched a new partnership with Blackpool and the Fylde College to save time and travel for offshore workers.

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Speakers at last year's enterprise week event in Blackpool

Blackpool hosts a week of free events for enterprise

Would-be entrepreneurs and up and coming business folk can get tips from the experts in a series of free seminars in the resort next week.

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Trade unionists will be joining anti-frackers at the Fylde shale gas drilling site

Trade unionists to join Fylde anti-fracking event

Trade unionists from across the North West are to join anti-fracking protesters at the Preston New Road site on Saturday.

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Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Credit Union has changed its name to Clevr Money following its expansion across the county. L-R Erika Johnnston, Michelle Rodgers, Mike Barry, Jackie Colebourne, and Andrew Moulding

Fylde's credit union gets a CLEVR new name

The Fylde coast’s credit union has changed its name and launched a new website to signal expansion.

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Mike Cherry of the FSB

Fylde coast business call for VAT red tape to be cut

A Blackpool headquartered small business group has cautiously welcomed a report looking at simplifying VAT payments.

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Gorgeous Cheesecakes: left to right, Matt Watts, Jess Johnson, Wendy Brown and Natalie Rawley

Mentoring boost for Blackpool cheesecake firm

A South shore-based handmade cheesecake manufacturer has taken on two new staff members and increased turnover by 30 per cent after support from Boost.

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Language Insight

Fylde firm hopes to be talk of Big Apple

A Fylde-based translation company has gone trans-Atlantic with the launch of an office in New York.

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The Beehive Nursery

Fylde coast nursery is sold

A Poulton nursery has changed hands in a deal overseen by property adviser, Christie and Co.

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The Winter Gardens will play host to a flower and food spectacular

Blackpool set for food and flowers spectacular

A major national flower show returns to Blackpool this week for a three-day extravaganza.

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