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New model economy benefits business and the community

The Preston Model is showing the country how grassroots growth can drive business and community prosperity. Dr Julian Manley, Social Innovation Manager at the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Centre for SME Development, explains how.


Apprenticeships – are they just a question of degree!

Higher and degree apprenticeships offer a fantastic way to develop the talent of the future. There are significant benefits for the individual and the employer alike, which make them a great win-win for all concerned.

Howzat? Who would have thought?

Businesses in Lancashire gain valuable Leadership Skills from an afternoon of cricket!

Mind the Gap - Supporting Lancashire’s SME’s to fill skill gaps

UpSkilling Lancashire tackles the skill gap conundrum in Lancashire’s SMEs by identifying those skill gaps and prioritising learning needs