The Hive is a new group of business leaders working together to inspire prosperity across Blackburn and Darwen.



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PRESS RELEASE – Enterprising Britain Awards 2014

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The Hive Network was officially launched at Blackburn Youth Zone in 2012 with an aim to turn Blackburn and Darwen into a ‘world class’ business area.

Established by some of the Borough’s most influential people and companies, more than 180 business leaders have already signed-up to the Network.

We encourage you to join and help us.

Spanning all sectors and open to any local firm, large or small, Hive has made a commitment to raising the prosperity of the towns. In year one our priorities included working together to:

  • tackle unemployment and promote apprenticeships
  • unpick public sector procurement and increase local inter-trading
  • raise the profile and prospects of businesses within the Borough

In year 2, we have re-convened the Network for a session on business connectivity, launched a local procurement portal, created a forum of local finance providers, built on our key strengths including manufacturing excellence and have continued to promote the area as a great place to do business.


204 Members

The latest 4 members are on the map below. Click here to view the full Members Map


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