Events By Connect & Learn

Our task on this page is to easily let you know about our forthcoming range of events all in one place.  Read now to learn about our great range of events coming soon.  There’s sure to be something to interest you.  Please make sure you bookmark the page and revisit regularly, as this page will be regularly updated as new events come on stream.

Our last event

“Funding and Support for your Business”.

This event was held in Samlesbury on Tuesday 13th June, 2017 between 8.30am and 10.30am.

The event was a collaboration between NatWest Bank and the Federation of Small Businesses (Lancashire and Cumbria).

Our 35 minute workshop focused on exploring six core questions that, if answered well, provide a persuasive argument to convince Investors or Funders to release their money and/or support.

We included a short talk, an interactive table exercise and a plenary feedback session.



 for July 2017

  • Book now for Answering The Questions Business Investors Ask – 4th July, Samlesbury Hall



  • Book Now for free World Head and Neck Cancer Day Event – 27th July – Blackpool

for August 2017

  • Networking collaboration with Enterprise4All – 9th August – Blackburn.  Details to follow

for September 2017

  • for Launch Events Networking at Blackpool Business Expo – Book your free Expo ticket now – 27th September – Village Urban Resort Blackpool.  Our own Phil Parramore will also deliver a seminar at this event: “Protecting Your Recruitment Investment with Employee Attachment”

for October 2017

  • Seminar at Ladies Lunch and Learn, by JL Consultancy – 21st October – Preston


  • Networking collaboration with Enterprise4All – 25th October – Blackburn. “Protecting Your Recruitment Investment with Employee Attachment”  Details to follow.


for November 2017


  • Head and Neck Cancer Conference – Quality of Life in Survivorship – 7th and 8th November – Blackpool .  Free patients and carer tickets for 8th November available here


We’re also thinking ahead to 2018

  • Health and Wellbeing Conference (collaboration with Lancashire MIND)
  • Why Business Planning Is Critical To Success
  • Start Your Project Well
  • Innovation
  • NEW!!!  Art Journaling
  • and more…..


We are the power behind Networking Zones at a number of large conferences, including Digital Marketing Roadshows in Blackpool, Wigan and Preston, Leigh Business Expo and Blackpool Business Expo.  All these events are free of charge for delegates to attend. Please ask us for more information and a booking link for the event you’re interested in.


If any of these events whet your appetite but you can’t get to an event when scheduled or we’ve not arranged one yet, please get in touch.  We can arrange one to one coaching or events for your own team tailored to your needs.


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Improving Your Sales, Intact Centre, Preston

Lunchtime networking, Intact Centre, Preston

A morning of taster workshops, Business First, Blackpool

Network and Nibbles (evening event), Wyrebank Business Hub, Garstang

Lunchtime networking, Intact Centre, Preston

8 Business Networking (monthly evening meeting) Grosvenor G, Blackpool

Lunchtime networking and action learning, Business First Burnley

“Elevenses” networking and action learning,  Cottam Community Centre, Preston

Why Business Planning Is Critical To Success – Business First, Blackpool

“Just Connect Networking” – Business First, Blackpool

Structured business networking opportunities at Leigh Business Expo

Power Networking To Find New Business

Structured business networking opportunities at Digital Marketing Roadshow, Blackpool

Improving Your Networking Skills

Networking Zone at Digital Marketing Roadshow, Wigan

Funding and Support for your Business



Recognising the importance of providing something new and different, to add plenty of variety to your networking experience, we are planning more new initiatives  – so please revisit soon for more details.

If you are interested in our Improving Your Sales event, not yet on the calendar, and would like an early conversation about how to improve your sales, please do get in touch, and we can arrange for you to speak with Paul Clarke, our expert sales coach.

Got an idea for a business support event needed near you? – please get in touch