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AJ Lakes Consultancy helps hospitality & tourism businesses to grow.
Professional Services Award Winner of the Enterprise Vision Awards, Alison Magee-Barker of AJ Lakes Consultancy, transforms & helps businesses to develop & grow.
AJ Lakes Consultancy is a fresh new business straight from the leading edge of hospitality, tourism and business management and is here to support you to help your business grow.
Blackpool Unlimited is the ‘go to’ platform for business support
– access up-to-the-minute information about business support
– search for business premises
– be inspired by success stories
– keep up to date with business news and up coming events
– find out about networking opportunities
– access free tool kits to help start-ups and growing businesses
Why? Because we passionately believe that nurturing and energising local businesses will help build a bigger and better Blackpool.
Within this website you will find a wealth of information to help you and your business whether you are a new business, an established business, or someone who is just thinking about going into business; as well as providing information on the services delivered by Blackpool Council’s Business Support Team
A business start-up support service providing on-line support, workshops on key topics and 1-2-1 mentoring support for those considering starting a business, those who are starting up and those in the first three years of operation.
Get Started has helped over 1250 start-up businesses in just over 12 years
Business Growth Service (G4B)
A service providing support to more established businesses , assisting them to develop and implement growth plans leading to investment and job creation. The service works closely with Boost the Lancashire Business Growth Hub. Key services include long term account management – working with businesses through various phases of growth and assistance in dealing with administrative processes which can delay projects, often by working with other parts of the Council.
EC² Office Services
The team operates two sites, the Enterprise Centre on Lytham Road and FYCreatives on Church St in the town centre. The offer to businesses and start-ups includes serviced office space, meeting rooms and virtual office services – postal address service, hot-desks and shared office.
Blackpool Enterprise Week
Held in November each year to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week. A week of events to inspire businesses and individuals to take action, either in their business or to start one up
Get in touch!
The advice and information contained here is wide ranging – but because it’s updated every day you should find it up-to-date and relevant.
However, we are aware that not everyone wants to search a website for information; sometimes people in business prefer to talk to someone either on the phone or face-to-face.
So if you want to speak to one of our advisors on the telephone, simply call 01253 477 147 and we will point you in the right direction.
There’s no charge for any of these services – our aim is quite simply to try to help businesses in Blackpool to prosper.
We run EVENTS for new and small/medium businesses:
Business Start-up Drop-In Advice Sessions – Every Thursday, check for available dates
Practical Bookkeeping, Digital Accounting and Tax for New Businesses – January 22nd 2 – 4pm
Centaur Training Services
Chorley Council is a pro-active local authority which has made economic development one of its main priorities. The Council has a track record in delivering prestigious redevelopment projects such as Buckshaw Village, one of the largest mixed-use schemes undertaken in the North West. The area has been transformed, with the high-quality Revolution Park and smaller Momentum Business Centre being home to names such as TVS Supply Chain Solutions, Kimberly-Clark and Conair. Further exciting development sites are shortly to come on stream as we enter a new phase of employment growth. Key projects including the Strawberry Fields Digital Hub at Euxton Lane, and the Market Walk Shopping Centre extension are outlined in the new Chorley Business Guide.
Award Winning Concierge Ninja offers services to busy professionals and families who want to free up time to enjoy living life to the fullest.
You will quickly realise the benefits of having a concierge in your life when you no longer have to think about the little things that are coming up, as they will already have been taken care of.
Organising all aspects of my clients’ lives is my speciality, whether it is arranging a special date night for you and your spouse or completing day to day errands. No task is impossible, it just has to be legal!
The only limit is your imagination!
Personalised, Professional Services
Concierge Ninja is an awarding winning, one of a kind concierge service. For years we’ve been taking care of all of our clients’ needs, offering an unforgettable, unbeatable experience. Our services extend far beyond luxury travel or glamorous event planning. We strive to help our clients with managing their day-to-day activities big or small.
Going Above & Beyond
Concierge Ninja is your ticket to the best that life has to offer. With all of our services, our team works day and night to provide the perfect combination of luxury and lifestyle solutions.
Meeting Your Needs
Concierge Ninja is here to provide all of our clients an unsurpassed range of concierge and luxury lifestyle management solutions. This specific service is designed to enhance your life while managing your time and resources effectively.
Interested in learning more about our concierge services and how you can book any of them?
Anne is the principal coach and founder of Confidence Guru.
Connect Studio – Management Consulting
Connect are customer experience specialists that love to challenge what is generally accepted, with a strong focus on customer care, client brand awareness and user experience. Connect Studio provide a multi-channel communication ‘bridge’ between you and your customers. We will elevate your brand and Customer Service to the next level.
Cotton Court was built in 1851. This old iron and wire mill is tucked away behind all the hustle and bustle of Preston City Centre, right in the heart of the city. Whether you are after office space, a hot desk, studio use, a virtual office or conference hosting, we can offer a custom package to suit your needs.
Cotton Court offers a vast range of services for businesses, regardless of their size or industry.
- Conference Facilities can accommodate up to 200 delegates with additional space available for exhibitions or delegate registration.
- Training and Meeting Rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment provide the perfect setting for training programmes or smaller meetings.
- The business hub is also home to serviced Office Space with packages available to suit all budgets and requirements.
For a low cost or flexible alternative, professionals can take advantage of Permanent Desk Space, which allows users to conduct business in a professional environment within our media suite.
If you are looking for a professional image for your business, Cotton Courts Virtual Office provides an expert and friendly service tailored to suit your business needs. Various call handling, mail solutions and admin service packages can aid you in expanding your business whilst reducing your overheads.
Welcome To DT Information Governance
Hello, I am Deborah from DT Information Governance. My company is a North-West (Blackpool) based consultancy and training company for information governance – think data protection and you are part way there. My vision is to be a trusted service that makes a difference to businesses and organisations.
With significant experience in the public and private sector, including schools and charities, I provide qualified (I do have a Master of Laws in this subject, but I don’t talk ‘legal’ unless I need to) and quality advice, support, training on a wide range of information legislation. In particular the Data Protection Act, the ‘infamous’ GDPR, Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, as well as CCTV, Information Sharing and so much more. I do this by being knowledgeable and up-to-date, practical and plain speaking.
I can support your business, saving you time and money by ensuring you are compliant with the legislation and have the necessary policies and procedures in place. This allows you and your staff to concentrate on looking after your business and customers.
For all of my training course, I use real-life examples that are tailored to your needs. Interactive ways of learning mean you won’t be bored!. I can create training specifically for your business or you can join a course run locally.
- – Are you unsure about whether you have everything in place for GDPR compliance? Speak to me about ‘health check’ options (an audit in disguise).
- – Do you need policies and procedures?
- – Do you know if you have to notify and pay a fee to the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)?
- – Do you need help liaising with the ICO?
- – Do you need training in data protection (or FOI, EIR etc.), handling requests, DPIA completion?
- – Would you like a Data Protection Officer to support you and your staff?
- – Not sure if your procedures are working. What about a ‘mystery shop’ to test these with a report of findings?
- – Not sure if your CCTV or Body Worn Video (BWV) is compliant with data protection or the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Codes, or need help with your self-assessment?
- – For those subject to the FOI Act and EIR, do you have a backlog and need help?
- – Need support with FOI or EIR, or even support with a particularly complex request?
It’s ok to say that “I don’t know what you’re talking about” as I am happy to have a chat and explain more.
Contact me to have a chat about the options available and how I can help. I promise to be honest with you from our first conversation and throughout.
Providing Insights to Businesses Across the UK
Established by Award-Winning businesswoman, Samantha Gargett, Elton Business Support and working with small, medium and large businesses across a range of sectors, Elton Business Support (EBS) offers consumer, employee and business insights.
Our business model is based on providing Insight, Feedback and practical Solutions, working alongside our clients in a nurturing role in order to get the best results. We give an unbiased look into a business and provide clear and jargon free feedback that can be used to help a company improve.
We offer insights from a customer perspective, but we can also work from inside the business with employees, gaining vital insight from them too. Who knows more about the day to day running of your business than those that run it day to day on your behalf? Team members will often open up more honestly to an independent consultant and we can give a more effective insight than a
WHO WE ARE
Inspired Energy is one of the UK’s leading energy consultancies. Our mission is to optimise the value of every pound spent on utilities by our clients. We are organised to solve a wide range of utility problems for corporate, mid-market and SME energy consumers through our specialist procurement, management and optimisation services.
HOW WE HELP YOUR BUSINESS
The energy market is becoming increasingly complex, with prices moving daily and additional costs and pressures being added all the time. We solve these problems for you by negotiating highly competitive electricity, gas and water contracts whilst helping to reduce what you use. This makes good business sense for any company, no matter the size. That is why all types of businesses rely on us to save them time, money and effort.
ENERGY EXPERTISE TAILORED FOR YOUR BUSINESS
By working with us, you’ll get access to specialist teams that are highly experienced in dealing with the demands of your business and what you spend on energy.
Contact: Amanda Collins
Introducing Julie Croston PR Solutions
Having worked both in-house and agency, I have more than 20 years marketing and PR experience and am adept at working in high pressure environments to achieve results within stipulated timescales.
If you want your business to stand out from the crowd then PR is the way to go and knowing how the media works and building those relationships is fundamental to any PR strategy. With services that include media relations, press releases, features, case studies, award submission and event organisation, you can be sure your brand will be best in class.
Creating copy with the right message for the right audience makes sure journalists and bloggers always come back for more. Attention grabbing press releases are a must together with features, newsletters and engaging social media content.
For a growing business that wants its voice to be heard, developing a social media strategy is the next step. So whether it’s a tweet or post, it’s about identifying the right social media platform for you. Setting up and managing campaigns gets your message across to your customers, increases brand visibility and builds important business relationships.
Marsden Building Society is a mutual organisation providing great value mortgage and savings products to members. Our success is due not only to our competitive rates of interest but also to the quality of service we offer. Established in 1860, the Marsden is the largest building society based in Lancashire. We have a proud tradition of putting our members first, establishing a reputation for service and fairness.
Welcome to NatWest Business Banking
From starting your business to managing your accounts, NatWest will help you access the banking that works best for you.
Our range of business bank accounts
Our Business Current Account are easy to apply for online, whether you are a Start up, an established Business or a Community organisation. With the Business Current Account, you can use our Mobile Banking app which was voted “Best Banking app” at the 2018 British Banking Awards.
Everyday business borrowing
These are the products that most of our business customers have been choosing lately. If none of them seem right, we still have plenty of other options below.
What is a business card?
Our business cards provide a flexible and practical way to manage your business finances, whether you need convenient borrowing for expenses or instant cash withdrawal. Each of our business cards offer a solution to your financial need, giving you access to cash in a way that suits your business needs.