The organisers of Lancashire Business Day have announced a diverse range of guest speakers from the worlds of business, the public sector and not-for-profits for the event on November 24.

Taking place at the home of Accrington Stanley, Lancashire Business Day promises to be a celebration of the hard work, ingenuity and successes of the county.

The guest speakers will tell inspirational stories, share advice, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that face Lancashire organisations in the years ahead.

The speakers already confirmed are:

  • Kila Redfern, Lytham Town Crier
  • Dave Walker – managing director of +24, the marketing agency which launched its own academy
  • Rupert Gatty – chief executive of CoolKit, the vehicle conversion specialist which has triumphed in a year of adversity
  • Amanda Meachin – chief executive of Community and Business Partners which helps county organisations support their local communities
  • Richard Wallace – chief executive of award-winning green innovators LCM Environmental
  • Zak Khan – portfolio holder for economic development at Hyndburn Council
  • David Dunwell – chief executive of mental health charity Lancashire Mind
  • Marco Vaghetti – who grew his LANX shoemaking business from a market stall to a recognised brand
  • David Hammond – chief executive of international personal security device manufacturer Chiptech

The event is also being supported by a range of Lancashire organisations, including +24 (headline sponsor), Bigtank (digital partner) and Allica Bank, Beever and Struthers, Botany Bay Business Park, Burnley College, Ember Energy, Hyndburn Borough Council and Stanley House Hotel and Spa.

Lancashire Mind has been selected as the event’s official charity partner, helping to raise awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and across modern life more generally.

Coun Zak Khan of Hyndburn Council who will speak at the event, said:

“Lancashire Business Day is a fantastic opportunity to network with likeminded businesses and organisations, helping us to strengthen the local economy through partnership and future collaborative action.

“We are always proud to support local endeavours and this type of event perfectly epitomises the importance of building connections that make the most of the locally available talent and diversity throughout Lancashire’s business community.

“I believe that if we continue to prioritise uplifting and celebrating one another within this community, it is only natural that shared economic prosperity will follow.”

Stephen Bolton, managing director of Lancashire Business View which created and runs the annual event, said:

“Lancashire Business Day is for everyone with ties to this great county, and that’s why we have invited such a diverse range of guest speakers. There’s something here for everyone.

“We’ve got success stories, we’ve got those who have overcome difficulties, we’ve got those with influence in shaping the county’s future, and we’ve got Lancashire Mind helping raise awareness of one of the most important issues of the day.

“On top of all this, we’ll have all our usual Lancashire-sourced food, drink and entertainment, and plenty of networking opportunities to meet with other like-minded businesses. It’s a fun, upbeat event not to be missed.”

Dave Walker, managing director of +24, said:

“We’re delighted to be headline sponsor of Lancashire Business Day. At the heart of our success lies the pride we take in calling Lancashire our home.

“This community has everything you need. Innovative businesses, creativity, technology and high end manufacturers. When you match that with the incredible lifestyle and beauty of our county, there really is no place like it.”

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Published On: November 2nd, 2023
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