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Fylde Promotional Merchandise

Fylde Promotional Merchandise brand designs take shape at Enterprise Centre

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From the worst day of their working lives to the Fylde Coast’s leading supplier of promotional gifts and products. Blackpool Unlimited meets the founders of Fylde PM, who beat the credit crunch and bounced back – with a little help from Blackpool Council.

Barcadia benchmarks for City success

London may be the UK’s centre of finance, but when it comes to information the financial industry trusts

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Barcadia benchmarks for City success
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London may be the UK’s centre of finance, but when it comes to information the financial industry trusts, all eyes are on Blackpool. Blackpool Unlimited meets Barcadia Media’s James Lucas, the publishing and marketing business leader who’s challenging the national press on its home turf, and challenging local businesses to benchmark for success.

Genie-us idea helps Blackpool business Get Started

Emma's PA Genie helps other businesses

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Genie-us idea helps Blackpool business Get Started
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She’s not got a magic lamp – but a Blackpool woman has a genie of her own which has helped her Get Started in business.

Tasty addition for resort’s food quarter

The Chardonnay opens with support from Get Started

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Plans for St John’s Square to become Blackpool’s food quarter have moved on a step after a new cafe bar opened in the front of the Winter Gardens.

Is it Superman, no it’s Rope Access Inspection North West Ltd.

A Blackpool business has developed friends in high places – after securing a series of hair-raising jobs.

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Is it Superman, no it’s Rope Access Inspection North West Ltd.
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Rope Access Inspections North West was founded by James Evans last year but has already carried out work that has put it right in the public eye.

Friends share experience and knowledge to Get Started in business

Two friends with 15 years of combined experience in social care have joined forces to start their own business

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Friends share experience and knowledge to Get Started in business
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Catherine Whitelow and Rachel Brown run Create Care Training Ltd – a new company which aims to ensure employers and employees working in social care have the skills and qualifications to deliver high quality care and support.

Apprentice boost for resort firm

TV show helps to grow SEO company

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Apprentice boost for resort firm
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When Lord Sugar told Mark Wright “you’re hired” in the latest final of The Apprentice, one Blackpool business discovered you don’t have to be on the show to benefit from it.

A Sweet Passion for Pictures

An amateur photographer turns his passion for pictures into a thriving business

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A Sweet Passion for Pictures
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An amateur photographer has turned his passion for pictures into a business with a little help from Blackpool Council’s Get Started team. Sam Wallis, 27, worked in retail for nearly 10 years, 4 as manager in a musical instrument store, and also as a cycle mechanic. In his spare time he developed a love of photography.

‘A list’ costume designer Gets Started in Blackpool

Morgan's unique style goes to Hollywood

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‘A list’ costume designer Gets Started in Blackpool
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An 'A List' costume designer brings glamour to Blackpool with her newly launched bespoke bridal wear studio, providing that unique dress for a bride’s special day.

Sweet success for Love Cheesecakes

James tastes sweet success

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Sweet success for Love Cheesecakes
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Passion and life changes drove founder James Asquith to launch his product business. Here he talks to www.startups.co.uk about launching in Selfridges, growth expansion and cheesecake diameters...