lovelocalnetworking – free events

We run lovelocalnetworking evening events in different venues every couple of months, which are now free to attend. Please see below for lovelocal events and our Pendle Connects events too. Our evenings are friendly and informal, perfect for new or experienced networkers and all are welcome as we’re not single sector. Most of our events run from 5-7pm on Tuesday evenings. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Our Pendle Connects are quarterly breakfast events which run in conjunction with Pendle Council and are free of charge including refreshments. Click the subscribe tab to receive our monthly newsletter with links to events and business support to help businesses of all sizes.

We’re lovelocalling again on 6 September at The Wellbeing Farm and we’ll shortly be announcing the date of our next Pendle Connects event. Book your place(s) below.

 

 

Sports Day! At The Bee Centre, Samlesbury - 25 June

End of Term Sports Day Networking! Meet new clients and contacts and take part in team games on the lawns of the Bee Centre in the grounds of Samlesbury Hall. Laughs and highly effective business relationship building. 6-8pm. £15 including refreshments and supper. Click image to book.

Elmfield Hall, Accrington - 14 July

Special lovelocalnetworking collaboration at Elmfield Hall with Community Solutions North West at their excellent training / conference venue in the heart of Accrington. Also the home of Mr Gatty’s Tearoom. 6-8pm. £15 includes supper. Click image to book.

Canal Boat Networking, Hoghton - 18 August

Our annual networking canal boat trip with Canal Boat Cruises from Hoghton. Make excellent new connections while sailing along the waterways on this fantastic floating venue. See ducks and fabulous views too. 6-8pm. £15 including refreshments and supper. Click image to book.

Events run in conjunction with the Federation of Small Businesses and are supported by the team at NORI HR & Employment Law. You can meet our wonderful lovelocal charities Nightsafe & Positive Action for the Community at our lovelocalnetworking events too.

Hurstwood Hall, Burnley - 24 September

A welcome return to the gorgeous 16th century Hurstwood Hall for networking and business building. Now a luxury B&B this stunning house is set in the beautiful village of Hurstwood above Burnley. 6-8pm. £15 including refreshments and supper. Click image to book.

lovelocalexpo at Impact Conferencing Burnley - 14 October

Join us FREE at our annual business exhibition. Meet 50 business exhibitors from all sectors, attend expert seminars and speed networking too. Grow your business with us. Click image to book.

The Salvage House, Whalley - 27 October

We return to the quirky Salvage House Collective in Whalley for an evening of curios, hobnobbing with local businesses including the collective themselves and making excellent new connections. The bar will be open! 6-8pm. £15 including refreshments and supper. Click image to book.

Tastebuds, Whalley - 15 December

Festive Networking! Tinselly fun with Pass The Parcel, optional singing and baubles aplenty. Meet new clients, contacts and collaborators  at the fabulous Tastebuds cafe, in the heart of Whalley, Ribble Valley. 6-8pm. £15 including refreshments and supper. Click image to book.

It goes beyond networking, the people are the friendliest and most supportive you could meet!

Chris Wood, Hometyre East Lancs

I've made excellent contacts at the lovelocalnetworking events, both in terms of paid assignments and collaborations.

Liz Hall, Liz Henson Photography

Rachel's proactive support for businesses is evident not only at the events, but also in the follow up relationship afterwards

Jaydee Davis, CB Partners

Events are always fun and in great locations, with plenty of interesting folk to meet!

Alexis Valentine, Walking on Glass

lovelocalnetworking hold friendly relaxed events without any pressure...

Lee McGregor, LMC Building Development

lovelocalexpo, 26 April 2023

lovelocalexpo is our FREE annual business exhibition and a must-attend event for all Lancashire businesses. Meet 50 local exhibitors, make excellent connections with new clients, suppliers and collaborators. Talk funding and grants with growth advisors, get business support and attend expert seminars at lovelocalexpo. We make exhibiting affordable for ALL businesses regardless of size and budget. Click here to visit our dedicated expo site.

Our state-of the-art venue is Impact Conferencing, just off the M65 in Burnley. Easily accessible from across Lancashire with plenty of free parking, the venue has an on-site coffee shop so you can spend the day making cracking new connections with us.

There's a really friendly and supportive vibe to this network. Every event has new people to build relationships with. You will not be disappointed!

Lindsey West, Lindsey West Operations Ltd

The best networking events, ever!

Pavel Szylobryt, TVPAV Studio S

Everyone's friendly and local. There's no pressure. They're ace.

Julia Hartley, JH Sporting Therapies

Always great events and good for new contacts, a favourite in my events calendar!

Martin Harrington, Chip & Pin Man

Excellent events, different every time. Rachel is fun and enthusiastic, this gives the events an edge.

Janine Smith, Blackburn College

networking, the best way to grow your business

lovelocalnetworking welcomes Lancashire businesses to meet, connect and generate new business at our friendly networking events all along the M65. lovelocalnetworking meets at different venues every two months, attracting a wide variety of local businesses from across the region. Be inspired, find support and build relationships with new customers, suppliers and collaborators. FREE events.

Network Director Rachel Kay is a regular guest on BBC Radio Lancashire with John Gillmore, talking local business and networking.

There's a really friendly and supportive vibe to this network. Every event has new people to build relationships with. You will not be disappointed!

Lindsey West, Lindsey West Operations Ltd

The best networking events, ever!

Pavel Szylobryt, TVPAV Studio S

Everyone's friendly and local. There's no pressure. They're ace.

Julia Hartley, JH Sporting Therapies

Always great events and good for new contacts, a favourite in my events calendar!

Martin Harrington, Chip & Pin Man

Excellent events, different every time. Rachel is fun and enthusiastic, this gives the events an edge.

Janine Smith, Blackburn College

It goes beyond networking, the people are the friendliest and most supportive you could meet!

Chris Wood, Hometyre East Lancs

I've made excellent contacts at the lovelocalnetworking events, both in terms of paid assignments and collaborations.

Liz Hall, Liz Henson Photography

Rachel's proactive support for businesses is evident not only at the events, but also in the follow up relationship afterwards

Jaydee Davis, CB Partners

Events are always fun and in great locations, with plenty of interesting folk to meet!

Alexis Valentine, Walking on Glass

lovelocalnetworking hold friendly relaxed events without any of the pressure that can come from other groups.

Lee McGregor, LMC Building Development
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Please fill in the contact form above with your query, we aim to respond within two working days. Alternatively do drop an email to our Network Director, Rachel Kay at rachel@lovelocalnetworking.co.uk or call Rachel on 07920 775457

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