Business Recovery

Reopening High Streets Safely

West Lancashire Borough Council have been able to appoint a temporary Business Recovery Information Officer, Michael Graham, funded by the government's Reopening the High Streets Safely Fund until the end of March.

Michael is able to speak to retail and hospitality businesses who operate on the high street, or in public shopping areas in the borough, helping them embrace technology and ideas to aid long term business opportunities that also keep everyone safe in the interim.

If you would like to book an appointment with Michael you can do so by dropping him a brief email to


Skills Support: Digital Boost

Digital Boost has been launched which provides free digital support to small businesses to help boost digital business skills. With free Mentoring, Workshops, Courses and Content to help you understand digital better

From building a website, to launching digital advertising, to scaling up delivery for e-commerce, get support from experts who've done this all before.

For more information and to sign up visit the Digital Boost website (external link).


Local Support: #BoostYourRecovery

Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, has created a service dedicated to helping businesses manage the impact of the crisis and plan their recovery.

As businesses reset, plan their return from lockdown and focus on recovery, Boost are here to help you #BoostYourRecovery. This Hub is updated regularly and features content around finance, employment, operations and sales.

If you need advice on how to plan your recovery call 0800 488 0057 or visit BoostYourRecovery (external link) for more information.

The advice and support provided by the Growth Hub is fully-funded for Lancashire businesses.


Local support: Lancashire Skills Swap Service

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's Skills and Employment Hub has launched the Lancashire Skills Swap service to support the local business community during the coronavirus pandemic. This unique service is dedicated to helping businesses who are looking for staff or volunteers, want to train their staff or want to offer people with knowledge and expertise to work for another business.

Businesses can access this support by visiting the Lancashire Skills Swap page (external link) and registering their details.

The Lancashire Skills Swap is part of the wider #AskForHelp campaign led by Boost (external link), Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub which is offering advice, information and support to Lancashire's business community.