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Burnley Business Week set for success

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Friday, 22 October, 2021

Burnley Council has announced details of its 9th annual Burnley Business Week – a wide range of free business support events aimed at local companies.

A programme of activities, including workshops, seminars and drop-in sessions with business experts, will be held across the borough from 1st-5th November aimed at businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.

Councillor Asif Raja, the council’s executive member for economy and growth, said: “The last 18 months have been the most challenging ever for our businesses. We have been very impressed with their resilience and innovation in responding to the pandemic. We hope this year’s programme will help provide further support, advice and ideas for moving forward.

“We have worked with partners and industry experts to make sure we provide the best support for local businesses we can.

“Burnley is a great place to do business and we’re justifiably proud of our local companies and the world-leading work they do. Burnley Business Week delivers a wide range of free events that will provide professional advice from experts to help local businesses of all sizes develop and grow further.

“I’d like to thank UCLan for agreeing to sponsor the Business Week. We’re delighted to have them involved again as we work together to grow their presence further in Burnley. I’d also like to thank our business partners who are giving up their time for free to pass on their experiences and advice to others to help them develop and grow.”

To book a place on one or more of the events visit burnley.co.uk/business-week

Topics covered during the week will include planning for tough decisions, starting your own business, video marketing on a budget and how to retain your best staff.

Business has experienced a steady growth rate in Burnley, with £900 million of private investment in the town since 2010, and the total numbers of new businesses growing by 710 businesses in 2020/21 alone.

This year’s Business Week is being sponsored by UCLan Burnley which is at the centre of plans to make Burnley a university town. UCLan is expanding its operations in Burnley with a view to increasing student numbers to 4,000 by 2025.

For information about Burnley Business Week and its programme of events, contact business support officer Adam Holden on 01282 477208, email aholden@burnley.gov.uk or on Twitter @burnleyCoUk

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