CBP’s mission is to support businesses, community groups and voluntary bodies with a range of services, both advisory and practical.
In all its work CBP is committed to aiding commercial enterprises as well as encouraging greater corporate social responsibility, environmental awareness and social enterprise.
What we do:
Growth Mentoring: We are lead delivery partner for BOOST Business Lancashire, Lancashire's Business Growth Hub. Growth Mentoring is a fully funded programme where your business is matched with one of our successful business mentors who’ll support you to tackle the challenges that you may be facing in growing your business. These challenges could include: business planning, finance, sales, marketing and human resource management to name just a few.
Our extensive bank of business mentors work with us on a voluntary basis and are business owners who “have been there and done it”. We can support with strategic, specific support or generic support, maybe you need a critical friend, an experienced person to just talk to and share ideas with.
Northern Mentoring Programme
Community & Business Partners launched the Northern Mentoring Programme to support ANY Business in ANY Industry ANY where in the Northwest.
With access to one of the largest team of qualified and experienced mentors in the Northwest we have experts that can support you with strategic growth plans, digital marketing, sales, human resources or lean processes within your manufacturing site, to name just a few.
With the option to choose from two membership packages you can expect to benefit from:
- One-to-One Business Mentoring
- Group Mentoring
- Training workshops on subjects such as Sales, Marketing and Growth Strategy
- Annual Member Conference
- Peer support with other members, like minded businesses and mentors
- Our knowledge to help you access various funded programmes, if eligible, which may include accessing finance
Contact us now to see how we can support your business.
Lancashire HR Employers Forum, sponsored by Forbes Solicitors
- The Forum for HR Practitioners and Business Owners with employees
- Regular updates from ACAS and Employment Solicitors
- Guest speakers – relevant topics, i.e. leadership & management, employee engagement, wellbeing etc
- Regularly over 100 delegates in attendance
BBO – Building Better Opportunities
Age of Opportunity – Over 50s
We are the theme Lead for Enterprise and will support and co-ordinate partners to ensure countywide provision and end to end support for participants over 50 to enable them to consider self-employment and enterprising ideas. The Enterprise theme will involve various 121 and group workshops helping participants set up their own business to those who are currently unemployed or economically inactive.
Invest in Youth – 16 - 24
CBP will offer demand-led, self-employment and business support services on a countywide basis to develop young enterprise. They will also develop relationships with local employers with the aim of fostering positive attitudes towards employing young people.
Building Better Opportunities brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.
SAMS (Scrap Art Material Store)
An Aladdin’s cave of creative goodies SAMS collect, display and offer back to the whole community a huge assortment of recycled goods. With the help of donations from public and private organisations, SAMS places the spotlight firmly on reuse, actively encouraging environmental awareness within the local business community.
From fabrics and ribbon to cardboard cones and zips, SAMS has it all under one roof, creating a unique environment for the community to engage in. Donating companies reduce their carbon footprint, develop corporate social responsibility and minimise disposal costs so improving profit. SAMS has created a network of companies and members across the region and works tirelessly, creating partnerships with other recycling projects across the whole country.
Waste Not Want Not
facility where anyone can come to get food, some subsidised and some free of
charge – without referral from a statutory agency or service.
We have some weekly food portion for £5 and also collect the end of day bakery produce from our local TESCO and give it away on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1pm, whilst stocks last.
A3 year project designed for those living in the Higher Croft ward in Blackburn. For anyone aged 25 upwards, it offers a range of activities and programmes to support individual needs.
Charities at SAMS
We receive a large amount of items that we redistribute to local charitable organisations. We have 3 charities 'appeals' throughout the year; Easter Challenge, Christmas Wishes and our recently launched #NotMyBag campaign.