Voter ID

You must have the right photo ID with you when you vote in elections from now on – find out more, and what to do if you don’t have a photo ID, here

Business Networking groups

Business Networking is a great way to make new business contacts and generate leads. It’s an important part of the business experience for many companies.

There are several local business networking groups, some of which charge a fee for attendance or membership. Make sure that you check with the group for specific costs and plans before joining.

Burnley Bondholders

Burnley Bondholders is a consortium of businesses in the town who are dedicated to raising the prosperity and profile of the borough. It is an innovative and successful scheme which has been growing for over ten years and is made up of over 200 members.

Members are passionate about the benefits of being based in Burnley and where the town is heading. They share best practice, ideas, suppliers, resources – and a coffee or two at one of the many networking events we hold throughout the year. Likewise, bondholders are supported through PR, marketing materials, networking events and trade visits.

Burnley Bondholders is a group of the most influential businesses in the town who want to work together to accelerate economic growth, putting Burnley further on the map as a thriving and vibrant destination for business and investment.

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce

Regular networking events for East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce members.


Regular meetings twice per month held at different venues across the Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and Blackburn areas. 

Shout Network

Regular events across Lancashire including a weekly meeting in Burnley.

(BoB) Business over Breakfast

Meetings every two weeks at the Oaks Hotel in Burnley

BNI (Business Network International)

To find details of meetings held in the East Lancashire area visit

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The Federation of Small Businesses hold regular networking meetings for small businesses. For details visit their events page.

Downtown Business in Lancashire – and Manchester/Liverpool/Leeds

Meetings and events are held in Preston, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.