Chorley businesses are being encouraged to sign up to a local ‘knowledge network’ to support and promote businesses.

The network is being set up by Chorley Council and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Support will be delivered through a series of four masterclasses from business leaders.

Each masterclass will provide practical information, provided by an industry consultant and UCLan. Informal support sessions will be held to complement the masterclasses providing businesses the opportunity to use the knowledge to benefit their business.

The first masterclass will take place in February and places are limited.

The sessions are open to any businesses that have less than 250 employees.

If you would like to get involved contact Chorley Council on 01257 515151 or email