Lancashire Business Archive

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Lancashire firm fined after HSE investigation into worker death
(Fri 24 Sep 2010 15:43)
A Lancashire engineering firm has been fined £17,500 after a worker was killed when he became entangled in machinery.

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Rosie Cooper MP officially opens new business in Burscough
(Tue 21 Sep 2010 10:33)
Earlier this month West Lancashire MP, Rosie Cooper, officially opened Aquariums Ltd – A company specialising in the manufacture of high quality aquariums and glass fish tanks.

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Turbine installation marks green future for Dewlay Cheesemakers
(Mon 20 Sep 2010 15:13)
Dewlay’s green credentials are set to soar with the installation of its wind turbine on September 8th, making the Lancashire cheesemaker the first cheese company in the UK to be powered by wind energy on this scale.

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Novice cyclist Marcia peddles 234 miles for charity
(Fri 17 Sep 2010 11:27)
Occupational therapist and novice cyclist Marcia Garbe is so dedicated to her patients that she has just peddled an incredible 234 miles for charity.

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Burnley, Liverpool and Cumbria among most ‘vulnerable’ to economic shock in North West
(Thu 09 Sep 2010 07:45)
New research commissioned by the BBC identifies areas across the North West most vulnerable to economic shocks such as business failures and job losses. Some of the most vulnerable areas, least resilient to economic turb

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Big future for Little Car after Dragon's Den boost
(Wed 01 Sep 2010 16:53)
James Caan’s "Dragons’ Den" investment has breathed new life into a North West car manufacturing legend.

One in four Brits travel abroad without insurance
(Tue 31 Aug 2010 18:43)
Despite a recent spate of package holiday firms collapsing, one in four British holidaymakers are still landing on foreign soil without proper insurance cover, according to a survey.

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New Neo-Natal Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital
(Mon 23 Aug 2010 12:14)
The first babies have been moved into the new Neonatal Unit of the Women and Children’s Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Lancashire firm launches "Gotta-do" online diary for all
(Mon 16 Aug 2010 16:43)
Azullo, the Lancaster based web development company, has created a new way to stay organised.

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High Street retailers fail standards for credit card security
(Mon 16 Aug 2010 14:41)
Ninety-five per cent of Britain's high street stores fail to meet the standards of the Payment Card Industry, according tp leading security industry experts.

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New students to face debts of £24,500
(Fri 13 Aug 2010 00:01)
A new survey of student finance has revealed that students who started university last year can expect to owe over £23,200.

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Review: Havaianas UK - Brazil's funkiest footwear at flipflopandaway.co.uk
(Tue 10 Aug 2010 11:55)
It's summer holiday time and an essential item for every girl's - and boy's - suitcase is a fashionable but comfy pair of flip flops.

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Lancashire company point the way for Preston's future economy
(Thu 05 Aug 2010 17:43)
A Lancashire company has launched a major consultation on they can help Preston's economy to flourish.

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Central Lancs NHS lands sex disease screening accolade
(Mon 02 Aug 2010 17:38)
NHS Central Lancashire has been ranked joint second in the north west for screening young people for chlamydia.

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Holiday-makers warned over sleeping driver road death
(Thu 29 Jul 2010 16:24)
Hundreds of Brits die every year as a result of nodding off at the wheel, a study has shown.

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Loyalty card spells success for Lancashire pub
(Thu 29 Jul 2010 13:05)
A Lancashire pub has staked a claim to being the first in the county to launch its own loyalty card scheme.

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Life-changing surgery for Lancashire pensioner
(Tue 20 Jul 2010 19:48)
A pensioner can walk with confidence again thanks to a new high-tech varicose vein procedure at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Lancashire firm Warrantywise celebrates growth
(Tue 20 Jul 2010 17:32)
A Lancashire family-run business is celebrating its biggest growth since the company was founded in 1999.

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Cancelled flight? Passengers urged to reclaim tax
(Mon 19 Jul 2010 11:58)
Travellers who have flights cancelled are being encouraged to reclaim the tax they have pre-paid on the failed transaction.

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Health checks for the over 40s on offer in Preston
(Thu 15 Jul 2010 11:18)
People between 40 and 74 in Preston are being offered free health checks in a groundbreaking initiative that could save a life every week.