Christmas Business Lunch 2017

From December 08, 2017 11:30 until December 08, 2017 14:00

Would you like to raise the profile of your company and get up to date on the local business scene? Then why not join the North Lancashire Business Community and enjoy:

- Inspiring Guest Speaker

- Business exhibition

- 80 + Guests

- Great networking opportunity

- 2 course traditional Christmas Lunch & refreshments

- SMEs to Multinationals

Networking is one of the most effective ways for you to identify new business contacts and create new business partnerships. It is one of “the” essential business tools, join us today!

The excellent networking opportunities we provide is the main reason businesses join and remain members. Regular attendees report that the business networking we provide is as beneficial, or more cost-effective, than any other form of business communication they undertake. Our most successful networkers tell us that they get the best from networking events by being prepared to buy as well as sell, attending regularly, referring business to other members and working the room effectively.

Exhibition space available at this event for £45 + VAT (Members Only)

Guest Speakers include:

Steven Cochrane, Director at Boost Business Lancashire Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and their purpose is to help Lancashire’s businesses grow.

Whether you’re a start-up, large business or somewhere in between, Boost can help get you the right growth support. We provide funded growth programmes as well as helping businesses navigate the best private and public sector business support available.  Are you ready to start your growth conversation?

Steven was appointed Director in 2013, prior to this he was Head of Strategy for the Pennine Lancashire local authorities, leading the development of a wide range of economic, skills and regeneration strategies and investment plans. He started his career on a graduate programme and spent 5 years working in industry. Steven holds a Masters with Distinction in Local and Regional Regeneration, and was awarded Leeds Beckett University’s Centre for Urban Development’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Steven has sat on Government commissions and expert panels relating to economic growth and regeneration. Under his leadership Growth Lancashire has helped to create over 4,000 jobs in Lancashire and attracted over £50m private investment.


Michael Gibson, MD at Miralis Data & Chair of Digital Lancashire.   Miralis Data is a consultancy and software development firm working with data to solve business challenges. Working with leading companies such as Europcar, VPS and Routemonkey, they create algorithms, use machine learning and develop applications to find and create operational efficiencies, improve planning and deliver strategic change.

Michael is also a director and shareholder of UK Bathroom Store and a non-executive Director at Hotfoot Design. He also chairs Digital Lancashire, a volunteer board of owners from digitally focused businesses who are passionate about accelerating the digital economy in Lancashire.