Events and networking

West Lancashire Business Drop In Session

Would you like to find out more information about how West Lancashire Borough in partnership with Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, can support your business?

We are hosting free 30 minute drop-in sessions on 19 October between 9:30am and 12:30pm at the West Lancashire Investment Centre in Skelmersdale. Business advisors from West Lancashire Borough Council, Boost and Access 2 Finance will be on hand to help you navigate the private and public sector business support landscape to find the right support for you.


  • Event Date: Wednesday 19 October
  • Event Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm (30 minute slots)
  • Location: West Lancashire Investment Centre, Skelmersdale

For more information and to book your place visit West Lancashire Business Drop In Session (external link)

Embrace Digital (Lancashire)

The Embrace Digital programme is a series of online workshops and 1:1 support to help businesses decide which digital software can support their future resilience and growth. The programme covers digital productivity tools, digital marketing, cloud accounting and selling online, and is fully funded for Lancashire businesses by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

For more information and to view the full schedule of upcoming events visit Eventbrite (external link) 

Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network

Please Note: Due to current circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, Skelmersdale Ambassador events are currently not taking place.

A programme of events are delivered in and around Skelmersdale as part of the Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network. The events provide you with high level networking and collaboration and the chance to hear about new developments and opportunities first from those in the know. Speakers include key players leading the area’s major developments to senior figures across the region & UK.

Businesses can attend the events as a guest or via becoming a member of the Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network.

To register for future events or to find out more about previous events and the Skelmersdale Ambassadors Network, visit the Let's Talk Skelmersdale website (external link).

Boost Business Lancashire

Boost Business Lancashire host regular events to help Lancashire based businesses start and grow their business. Visit the Boost Business Lancashire website (external link) for a full list of events taking place across Lancashire.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is a member-led organisation and is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group representing 200,000 members across the UK, promoting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

For further information visit Federation of small businesses (external link).

North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Membership of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is open to any business, irrespective of size. The Chamber of Commerce is an important part of the regional business community due to its strong membership base and the range of services it offers.

For further information visit North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce (external link).

Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Many West Lancashire businesses have strong commercial links with neighbouring Merseyside.

For further information visit Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce (external link).