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Philip Ghayour

Philip Ghayour
The Samuel James Group’s Publications Editor & PR and Marketing Manager. Philip has a degree in Journalism from the University of Salford and has completed an MSc Marketing from Lancaster University, Philip has also worked at BBC Radio Lancashire, Clitheroe Football Club and Accrington Stanley Football Club.

Blackpool enjoys tourism growth

The UK’s favourite seaside destination has got off to a flying start in 2019, with huge growth in visitor numbers over the first four months of the year.

IFA Acumen Financial Partnership appoints senior adviser

West Lancashire IFA Acumen Financial Partnership has appointed a new senior adviser to cover the Merseyside region. 

Gledus runs new STEAM Courses for aspiring Young Software Coders

Local education services company, Gledus, has developed a major new inititiative to help Lancashire school children engage with Computer Science and software programming.

Contractor named for UCLan’s new Student Centre

The appointment of a construction contractor has seen the flagship project of the UCLan £200 million Masterplan move one step closer

Northern Powerhouse invites Lancashire businesses to PowerUP

The Northern Powerhouse is to host an SME information and networking event in Lancashire.

Royal Visit for British Commercial Vehicle Museum and Leyland Veterans’ Cafe

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent has visited Leyland to see the results of the recent £2.4m transformation of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, and to hear all about the inspirational work of the Leyland veteran’s Café.

Four new appointments for expanding law firm 

Leading commercial law firm Baines Wilson has made four new appointments to meet increasing demand for their services from businesses across the North West.

Beta Group MD reflects on the success of the Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a five-year project, which aims to provide training in traditional building skills and to facilitate activities and events for local people.

Swift Website Builder to create 100 free websites for SMEs 

Preston-based Swift Website Builder is offering SMEs the opportunity to have a website designed for free. Consequently, the first 100 businesses that apply through will receive a five-page brochure style website.

Gary to lead law firm’s IT strategy

Gary Alman has joined regional law firm Napthens as director of IT.

Wash Studio gives Hyundai Motor UK characters a classic makeover

Lancashire-based Wash Studio has created the next stage of Hyundai Motor UK’s ‘Petrol Heads’ journey, giving the trio a stylish makeover with a classic touch.

Eric Wright wins £5m Blackpool school contracts

Eric Wright Construction’s Special Projects division has been commissioned by Blackpool Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to build two new school facilities with contracts worth over £5million.

Total Excellence Centre to deliver funded courses to Lancashire businesses

North-West training provider, Total Excellence Centre, is to deliver business training worth in excess of £2000 per business, to SME’s across Lancashire over the next 18 months.

The BIBAs finalists announced

A pair of leading Lancashire companies are in the running for four prizes at one of the county's leading business awards.

Fat Media scoops Communicator Award

Lancaster-based Fat Media has been honoured in the coveted Communicator Awards for its work with international chocolate manufacturer, Monty Bojangles.