Please find below details of the FSB Central Lancashire branch events for October and November. All our local FSB events are open to non-members and we would love to see you there.
If you want any further information about any of the events please do not hesitate to contact me.
David Kevill FCCA FCMA (Past Chairman, CLBC)
The Central Lancashire Branch of the Federation of Small Businesses invites you to the following events:-
Tuesday 14th October 2014 at Salmesbury Hotel - commencing at 6:30pm
Grow Your Business - Joint Meeting with Growth Accelerator
Find out what support is available to help you grow your business and also listen to a very interesting presentation from our keynote speaker Ann Jordan.
This meeting is being held in conjunction with Growth Accelerator.
GrowthAccelerator is a service helping England's brightest growing businesses achieve their ambitions with rapid, sustainable growth. It's a partnership between private enterprise and government. And it's affordable.
REGISTER HERE http://www.growthaccelerator.com/events/jt-Samlesbury-14-10-14
Tuesday 18th November 2014 at Preston's College - commencing at 6:30pm
The Seven Deadly Sins of Customer Service It is hard enough to find and secure customers. Today customers are not loyal and are always looking for excellent service as well as competitive prices. If we don't give 110% service to customers they may leave and go to one of your competitors. It is well researched that if a customer gets good service they will tell 5 others about this yet if they get poor service they will tell 18 others about it, and maybe even more, through Social Media.
Our presenter at this meeting will be David Baker of Perrite Business Solutions.
This meeting will also include our agm therefore it would be good to see a crowded room. We would also be delighted to welcome some new faces on to our committee.
Friday 28th November 2014 at Hoghton Tower
Ghost Walk - commencing at 6:45pm
A Ghostly Evening at Hoghton Tower
Come and join in the spirit of Hoghton Tower's ghost walk.
As you ascend the long drive of reputedly the third most haunted house in Britain we will be waiting for you. A glass of mulled wine to take away the chill prepares you for what is to follow.
Silent torchbearers guide you through the darkened halls of the Tower, where you will encounter spectres from the past who regale you with ghostly happenings from across the centuries. Venture, if you dare, through the underground passages where footsteps from another time may echo alongside your own. Do you see the black dog who haunts the Well House? Stare into the painting where mysterious faces may reveal themselves, before finally dining in warmth and comfort with an opportunity to reflect on what you have seen and heard.
Please ensure that you wear warm clothing and sensible shoes as there are uneven steps, staircases and very cold underground passages!
The evening will commence with a short presentation by Lisa Brice about the challenges of running a business/charitable trust at Hoghton Tower and explaining how other small businesses can work with them and we will end the evening with a two course meal and networking.
Numbers for this event are limited and must be booked and paid for no later than 27th October 2014. No bookings can be accepted after that date. There is a charge for this event of £23.50.
Posted by Stephen Ward, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 @ 5:52pm
Invitation to CLBC Members
The Central Lancashire Branch of the FSB in partnership with Growth Accelerator invites you to our next event.
Tuesday 14th October 1830-2030
The Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, PR5 0UJ
Growth Accelerator will talk about their support that is available to business owners across the County while we will also have a presentation from Ann Jordan. Ann is a former High Sherriff of Lancashire, Director of Benetimo, TiE UK, founder member of Childline Business Committee and a member of the Women's International Network.
Canal Cruise and Networking - Wednesday 25th May 6:30pm
Please join us for a 3 hour cruise through some beautiful Lancashire countryside aboard Canal Boat Cruises’ MV Romance. Whilst cruising you will be served with Tapas.
The meeting starts at 6:30pm and the boat will sail at 7pm prompt, so please don’t be late. We will cruise aboard Romance from Riley Green to the Top Lock at Wheelton, where we will descend two locks. Tapas will be served on the outward journey. On the return journey we will enjoy networking and a presentation from Lesley Duxbury from Canal Boat Cruises about setting up an award winning tourist business – not always plain sailing.
Numbers are strictly limited to a maximum of 40, due to the capacity of the boat. Half the places have already been booked therefore please book as early as possible to avoid missing out.
There is a charge of £15 for this event to cover the cost of the boat and tapas.
Posted by Sally Gorton, Wednesday, 8th January 2014 @ 2:25pm
If you haven't already paid your CLBC membership fee of £25 for 2014, which became due on 1st January, you can now do so quickly and easily online by clicking here.
Payment is taken securely via PayPal (which you can use with a credit or debit card even if you don't have a PayPal account) and is processed directly into CLBC's account.
A small transaction fee of £1.09 will automatically be added to the charge, to cover the cost of taking payment online. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by cheque, please make you cheque out to 'Central Lancashire Business Club' and post to: Derek Westall, CLBC Treasurer, 2 Parkgate Drive, Leyland PR25 1BU.
Posted by Sally Gorton, Wednesday, 8th January 2014 @ 2:12pm
CLBC Committee member, Sally Gorton, was delighted to present a cheque for £50 to Donna Rowe Green of Dig In North West as a token of our appreciation after Donna attended a CLBC member meeting late in 2013 to give and enlightening and inspiring talk on her journey to creating and running a community interest company.
Dig In offers peer-led support to member of the military community, serving or veteran, and their families - who may be experiencing emotional issues as a result of their service. They operate within a private walled garden in Preston. Find out more at www.diginnorthwest.org.
Posted by Stephen Ward, Tuesday, 26th November 2013 @ 12:20pm
Our former long serving committee member and past Chairman, David Kevill, has decided to stand for a new post in another small business organisation. David, who had four years in the Chair at CLBC, early in the new Millennium, is now standing for election as Chair of the Central Lancashire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses.
David told us "I feel that every organisation benefits from a regular change in key committee positions to bring in new ideas and fresh enthusiasm."
"I believe that my previous and present experience of chairing business groups and my connections in the local business community will be of benefit in working towards a fresher, brighter local FSB committee and also to build into that committee an effective succession policy."
He certainly got very involved and gave both enthusiasm, and expertise, to his time on our committee. We wish him well and if any joint CLBC and FSB members wish to support David, the local AGM is on the 5th December. Further details here: