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Central Lancashire Business Club Has Grape Expectations

  • Tuesday, 6th November 2012 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Lancashire College, Southport Road, Chorley

    Join us at the next meeting on Tuesday 6 November when you will be able to enjoy a special wine…

October Meeting - Roll Up: Allied Bakeries

  • Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 at 7:45pm - 10pm
    Location: Lancashire College, Southport Road, Chorley, PR7 1NB

    At this meeting we will welcome Gary Archer of Allied Bakeries.

    Gary has…

Opportunity for members to take part in Preston Guild Trades Procession

Posted by Sally Gorton, Wednesday, 29th August 2012 @ 11:34pm

  • The FSB is inviting CLBC members to take part in the high-profile Preston Guild Trades Procession on Saturday September 1st at 10am.

    They have places for up to 50 members to attend to promote their businesses, free of charge, to the thousands expected to line the streets for the Procession which takes place just once every 20 years.

    The Procession takes place in and around Preston City Centre and the 2 mile route is expected to take 3 hours to complete. Members can attend in uniform or with the tools of their trade, or FSB will also be providing FSB-branded t-shirts for members that would prefer this option.

    To book your places in the Trades Procession please contact the FSB Development Manager -

    Committee Member Steve Ward is attending.

Learn how your business can share stories on local radio

  • Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Cotton Court Business Centre, Cotton Court (Church Street), Preston, UK PR1 3BY

    Ben Thomson assistant editor of BBC Radio Lancashire will be our guest speaker at our next…

    • 4 people attended


Posted by Sally Gorton, Friday, 17th August 2012 @ 4:39pm

  • CLBC member David Baker has, on behalf of the Federation of Small Businesses, invited all members to attend the above event.

    The following speakers will be available for questions:-

    • John Walker, FSB National Chairman
    • Richard Slater, Publisher, Lancashire Business View
    • A representative from Lancashire County Council
    • A Member of the European Parliament
    • Ben Wallace, MP for Lancaster & Wyre (invited)
    • Lorraine Fullbrook, MP for South Ribble (invited)

    Full details and and a link for booking your free tickets can be found at

Mike Ridley

Posted by Sally Gorton, Tuesday, 31st July 2012 @ 9:16pm

  • We are very sad to announce that Mike Ridley, ex CLBC Secretary, died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday 25th July.

    Mike was the owner of Resolution Opportunities Ltd, a contingency planning consultancy. Our sympathy and best wishes go to all of Mike's family and friends.

    Mike's funeral is planned for this coming Monday - 13.00 at Euxton Parish Church.

Member Press: City banker sets sights on helping town

Posted by Sally Gorton, Friday, 6th July 2012 @ 3:54pm

  • Congratulations to new CLBC member Steve Conley of Chorley Financial Services, who was profiled in the Chorley Guardian recently. Read the article

July Meeting - Buoyant Buisness: Canal Boat Cruises

  • Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Canal Boat Cruises, Riley Green Marina, Bolton Road, Hoghton, Lancashire, PR5 0SP

    Join us in July for a very special treat! Our July meeting is to be held on the Canal Boat…

    • 15 people attended

What’s not to Like? have a special treat for England Fans

Posted by Sally Gorton, Friday, 25th May 2012 @ 3:47pm

  • To celebrate England's participation in the European Football Championships (and the start of the Summer), CLBC member company Ad-Options Ltd will be giving away 20 “Come on England” coasters and 100 wristbands to lucky fans of their Facebook page.

    To enter, simply like the page on Facebook and submit your name and email details on the page’s competition tab here. If you can also correctly answer the special quiz question at the same time, you’ll be entered into a draw to win one of 10 England desk sets (comprising a genuine Brite-mat mouse mat and two coasters).

    The competition and give-away follows a design make-over for the Facebook page by fellow club member and social media specialist, Sally Gorton of Bang the Drum Consulting.

    Ad-Options MD, Steve Ward, said "I hope members like our new Facebook page. We think Sally has done a great job for us, just as she has done for the CLBC new website.”

June Meeting - Jim Longbottom of Cuerden Valley Park

  • Tuesday, 4th June 2013 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: The Barn, Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BY

    The JUNE 2013 CLBC meeting will be held at The Barn, Cuerden Valley Park, kindly hosted…

Press coverage from our Lancashire Local Produce Night

Posted by Sally Gorton, Thursday, 10th May 2012 @ 4:07pm

  • The success of CLBC's May meeting - at which we enjoyed some delicious cheese, beer and presentations from Dewlay Cheeses, Waitrose and 'Foody Phil' - was followed by the below coverage in the Lancashire Evening Post.

    Thank you to everyone who attended and presented. Here's to a great many more evenings like it!

CLBC Member Networking Meeting - Cheese, Beer & Slow Food!

  • Tuesday, 1st May 2012 at 8pm - 10pm
    Location: Lancashire College, Chorley

    We are delighted to announce that we have three very special guests joining us at our…

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