CLBE 2018

CLBE 2018, hosted by South Ribble Council at Civic Centre, Leyland, welcomed the Olympic legend Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards. His ‘Never say Never’ attitude and compelling story gave local business owners the inspiration they need to dig deep and continue to strive for their own success.

CLBE 2017

CLBE 2017, hosted by Preston City Council at The Villa at North End, welcomed the renowned 'Customer Whisperer' Kate Hardcastle. Kate is known for her determination to transform the customer experience in the UK and beyond. She is a retail and commercial expert respected nationally and internationally and the people of Central Lancashire couldn't wait to hear her advice!

CLBE 2016

The 2016 CLBE, hosted by Chorley Council at Chorley Town Hall, welcomed keynote speaker and local entrepreneurial superstar, Kirsty Henshaw. Kirsty came to fame with her appearance on Dragons Den and we were delighted to hear her story!

CLBE 2015

The 2015 CLBE was hosted by South Ribble Council at the Civic Centre. We were delighted to welcome Neil Clough, Managing Director at This is Prime. Neil shared his experience on the BBC hit series, The Apprentice, how he set up and has grown the successful business he has today, and of course, just exactly what it was like to meet Lord Alan Sugar!  Mike Ode, owner of Potential Unearthed, once again hosted the evening for us and shared his top tips for Procurement and Tendering. .

CLBE 2014

The 2014 CLBE was hosted by Preston City Council at Preston North End FC. We were joined by Keynote Speakers, Carl Spencer; Managing Director of Ultima Thule Technology, and Nathaniel Cassidy; Managing Director of 3ManFactory.