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:  07 March 2018  (topic to be confirmed)

Pendle Connects will return on 7 March 2018 as part of Lancashire Business Month. Our topic & venue will be confirmed by end 2017. 

Following a networking session with complementary refreshments, we will then have our panel discussions/debate. Audience participation is encouraged. The panel will then take questions at the end.

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Speaker TBC

Guests will also hear a borough update from Pendle Council before the panel discussion. Tickets are FREE, and will be released via Eventbrite when venue is confirmed.

Pendle Connects Supporters

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of Pendle Connects. To discuss our low cost Supporter opportunities please Contact Us via the form below.

Pendle Connects Supporters

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support of Pendle Connects. To discuss our low cost Supporter opportunities please Contact Us via the form below.

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

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 panel interviews. Expert speakers will focus on themes key to success within the Pendle economy. 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 Dean Langton, the Strategic Director 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 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 Strategic Director 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 have run events in Pendle for three years and are committed to supporting local businesses. With input and support from Pendle Council and Business in the Community, lovelocal have set-up and will be running Pendle Connects. 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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