Pendle Connects provides a platform for networking, sharing of information and business generation. Events are free to attend and open to all Pendle based businesses as well as those doing business in Pendle. All sectors, private, public and voluntary are welcomed.

Next event:  15 March 2023, 8am-10am

Our first Pendle Connects event of 2023 will take place on Weds 15 March. Our venue is tbc and the Eventbrite booking link will appear below when we’ve secured it. Following a networking session with complementary refreshments, we will have a borough update from Pendle Borough Council. Our speakers will then share their recent business journeys and challenges with the audience and take questions as a panel at the end. Speakers will be confirmed in January 2023.

Tickets are FREE for Pendle Connects events, booking is via Eventbrite.

NB! Limited places are available, please only book if you know you will be able to attend. We allow one ticket per booking. 

Education & Employer Engagement

Pendle Connects was proud to run the first Pendle Education Summit in July 2021, the summit was then reprised for 2022. Guest speakers from government, local authority, schools, colleges and employers shared the need for greater employer engagement with education and the vast benefits to businesses, students and schools.

Businesses are encouraged to visit the following links for more information. Joining the Skills Pledge allows any business to pledge their time to support a local school, commitment starts at just one hour. Start Lancashire is a great place for employers to advertise opportunities, apprenticeships and for students to find them. If you’d like to take on the role of Enterprise Advisor and support local schools on an ongoing basis please do click the link below to find out more about this crucial role, and how you can make a real difference. 

The events were made possible by the Lancashire Careers Hub which is managed by Inspira, Lancashire LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

 

Pendle Connects Supporters

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of Pendle Connects. Lifetime Supporter packages cost just £95 and help to support our monthly newsletters. For more details or to sign up your business please contact us via the form below.

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Pendle Connects Supporters

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of Pendle Connects. Supporter packages cost just £95 and help to support our monthly newsletters. For more details or to sign up your business please contact us via the form below.
fsb-lancs-cumbria
fsb-lancs-cumbria
physiofusion
businesswise solutions logo
unique-clean
pendleside logo

Pendle, a hotspot for UK manufacturing

With a population of just 90,000 Pendle boasts the highest concentration of manufacturing companies per square mile in the UK, a thriving tourism market and a wealth of businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The expansion of the Lomeshaye Industrial estate and regeneration of the old Smith & Nephew Mill is allowing local businesses to grow and others from further afield to lay down new roots in Pendle

Pendle, a hotspot for UK manufacturing

With a population of just 90,000 Pendle boasts the highest concentration of manufacturing companies per square mile in the UK, a thriving tourism market and a wealth of businesses of all shapes and sizes.

The expansion of the Lomeshaye Industrial estate and regeneration of the old Smith & Nephew Mill will allow local businesses to grow and others from further afield to lay down new roots in Pendle.

Event Hosts

Quarterly breakfast events combine business networking with business speakers, who will share their business journeys and challenges with the room, then take questions as a panel. As well as the chance to learn from and network with these speakers and other local businesses, a business update for the borough will be given by Pendle Borough Council.

We wil also have updates from Boost Lancashire on the support available and from Inspira regarding supporting local schools.

Events are hosted by Rachel Kay, Pendle Connects organiser and Director of lovelocalnetworking. Please contact Rachel via the Contact Form below with any queries.

Event Hosts

As well as the chance to learn from and network with our speakers and other local businesses, a business update for the borough will be given by Dean Langton, the Chief Exectuive of Pendle Borough Council.

Events will be introduced by Dean Langton and hosted by Rachel Kay, Pendle Connects organiser and Director of lovelocalnetworking.

Please contact Rachel via the Contact Form with any queries.

Pendle Connects Partners

Pendle Borough Council identified a desire in 2016 for educational, professional networking within Pendle. lovelocalnetworking had run events in Pendle for three years and were / are committed to supporting local businesses. With input and support from Pendle Council and Business in the Community, lovelocal set-up and now run Pendle Connects on a quarterly basis. Please click below to find out more about any of Pendle Connects founder organisations.

Pendle Connects Partners

Pendle Connects is managed by lovelocalnetworking in conjunction with Pendle Borough Council and Business In The Community. Please click below to find out more about any of our partner organisations.

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