Swapping careers with guidance from Blackpool Council’s Get Started team has helped Mark Longden realise an ambition to set up his own garden and handyman business after 27 years in the civil service.
Lancashire company has been recognised for their worldwide expansion and export growth by being honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
Two enthusiastic photographers have set up their own business, after help from Blackpool Council.
Ex College Hairdressing Instructor takes over a local hairdresser that has been in one family for nearly 50 years.
Another local entrepreneur has taken a shine to being his own boss, after setting up an environmentally friendly car valeting service.