Central Lancashire Business Events are the result of a long standing collaboration between Chorley Council, Preston City Council and South Ribble Borough Council. 

Our key aim is to assist businesses to develop their skills and growth potential while connecting them with other local entrepreneurs. 

We are firm believers in the power of networking.



Our main aim is to assist businesses in Central Lancashire to develop their skills and grow sustainable businesses as a result. We also believe in the power of Networking, and this is why we aim to “Connect Local Businesses” through these events.

The 13th Annual Central Lancashire Business Event will be hosted by Chorley Council on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

'Wellbeing Approach to Boosting Business Productivity'

5.30 - 8.30 pm

Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall, Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1DP


We are delighted to invite you to an evening focusing on the health and wellbeing of your business.  This years Central Lancashire Business Event is all about wellbeing. It may be the buzzword of the moment, but the movement and meaning behind it is key to making sure your business is healthy and productive, no matter what size or sector. When understood and applied appropriately, the effects of wellbeing on staff, working environment and practices can significantly boost your business bottom line. 

We will once again be bringing together a host of business support organisations that will be available for advice and networking, making sure you and your business get the MOT you deserve.

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening is now confirmed as soldier, survivor and inspiration:

Simon Weston CBE

Simon will be joining us to share his inspiring story and deliver his message of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding. Simon's life is one of single-minded determination, to not only accept what is, but to turn that to your advantage. 

Simon's own career clearly demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can achieve great business goals.

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The 13th Annual Central Lancashire Business Event will be hosted by Chorley Council on Wednesday 2nd October 2019

This years panel speakers will be industry insiders each with their own focus on employee wellbeing, the science behind happiness, work environments and their impact on productivity. The 2019 event will prove that wellbeing is not just a trendy buzzword, but when taken seriously and applied correctly it can seriously boost your business productivity. 

Mike Ode of Potential Unearthed will join us once again to host the evening as well as chairing a healthy panel discussion between our guests and taking questions from the audience.  

Panel Speakers confirmed are:

Phil Lynas, Founder, All About Food

Julie Thornhill, General Manager Regional Distribution Centre, Waitrose & Partners

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See the 2018 photos here.

2018 Highlights

Feedback from 2018 Attendees

Excellent business lessons with Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards! .

Huge thanks to Central Lancashire Business Events for an excellent evening. It was fantastic to meet my childhood hero Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards!