Help for north Lancashire businesses

Help for north Lancashire businesses

It’s hoped lucrative links between business and academics in north Lancashire have been forged as the result of an event aimed at bringing the two sectors together.

The Alexandra Building at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus played host to the meeting on Wednesday 30th November, aimed at showcasing the range of support available for businesses in Lancaster, Morecambe and across Lancashire.

Lancaster City Council developed the initiative jointly with the University of Cumbria, Lancaster University, the Chamber of Commerce, Boost Lancashire and Digital Lancashire also involved. Nat West sponsored the evening.

“We have a wide portfolio of services to support business,” according to Steve Wood, Development Manager for the University of Cumbria’s Enterprise and Business Development Service. “With the advent of higher and degree-level apprenticeships next year, as well as the numerous other challenges businesses have, we’re hoping this event marks the start of an even closer relationship with businesses, and the city council partners in Lancashire.”

The University of Cumbria’s Pro Vice Chancellor Enterprise-Business Development & Engagement, Sandra Booth, said she hoped the event demonstrated the breadth of business support in the county adding: "The university is keen to work with businesses of all sizes who are upskilling their workforce and investing in growing our economy through enhanced research and development, productivity and innovation.”

To contact the University of Cumbria’s Enterprise and Business Development Service, email enterprise.services@cumbria.ac.uk.