16 July, 2014
Forbes Solicitors is to help the business community within Lancashire by promoting growth and innovation after becoming a Boost & Co member.
Boost & Co is a business support network established to help Lancashire based companies access a range of funded programmes and growth opportunities offered by Boost Business Lancashire, the £7.2milliion Lancashire Business Growth Hub.
Boost is led by the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is in partnership with Lancashire County Council Community and Business Partners, UCLan, Lancaster University, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and Winning Pitch, with £3.6million of funding provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The aim of Boost is to grow the Lancashire economy by £20million by 2015 and to create at least 1,200 new jobs whilst safeguarding a further 700.
Andrew Leeming, Senior Projects Officer for Lancashire County Council, said: "We passionately believe that the wider business support community provides an invaluable service to growing businesses within Lancashire.
"Simply put, without the accountants, law firms, venture capital firms, banks, colleges, professional and business membership groups, media organisations and other relevant bodies, Lancashire would not be a great place to do business.
"By being part of Boost & Co, member firms can help their clients and members access and benefit from Boost's funded business support programmes."
For further information visit www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk