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A government-backed business park in Burnley that is the largest development in the M65 corridor for over a decade is an example of how manufacturing in the town is enjoying a real “renaissance”, says business secretary Vince Cable.

Energy firm Solarlec is urging businesses and homeowners to install solar panels before Government subsidies are cut at the end of the month.

A Burnley firm has been fined a total of £20,000 after it put four of its workers at risk of contracting a potentially-deadly lung disease.

An event to highlight the benefits of hiring disabled people is being held for employers in Lancashire.

Burnley firm Solarlec has launched a legal challenge against the Government after it announced urgent plans to slash subsidies paid to consumers who generate their own renewable energy.

A number of businesses and organisations in Lancashire are set to receive a share of a £950 million Government cash pot.

Global Textiles, which supplies curtains and bedding, is opening a new distribution centre in Burnley.

A direct rail link between Burnley and Manchester could soon become a reality.

Sofa retailer CSL is to open a new outlet in Brent Cross later this month - bucking the trend for closures and administrations that has plagued furniture chains in recent years.

While many high street names struggle to stay afloat, Wigan retailer, CSL, appears to be bucking the trend.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.