The Hive brings business leaders together to inspire prosperity across Blackburn and Darwen – join us.



Just in case you missed last night's celebrations, here's a round up of the winners from the first @hiveawards15
And the good news keeps coming! Congrats @wecgroupltd on your nomination in the @insidernwest Made in the NW Awards
RT @hiveawards15: The winner of the #Hive15 Chairman's Award, presented by Khalid Saifullah, chairman of @HiveBwD, is Accrol Papers

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Business support round-up 2015/16

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2014 Blackburn and Darwen Business Survey: The results

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Doing business in Blackburn Breakfast – Registrations Open!

When – Tuesday 3rd March 2015 ‎ Where – Blackburn Rovers FC, Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JF Please click here […]

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, Hive now boasts more than 200 business leaders and has been commended by Government for its contribution to improving the local business environment (Enterprising Britain Awards 2014).

Together we will deliver a more prosperous Borough – by skill and hard work – and we encourage you to join 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.

Our work is underpinned by Blackburn with Darwen’s Plan for Prosperity. It sets out the area’s priorities for the next six years (to 2020) and the need to create the environment for a thriving and competitive business base, leading to improved prospects for our residents. A short video from the prosperity plan launch event can be found below.



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