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Football, family business heroes and movie magic: Lancashire Business View has it covered

New Burnley chairman Alan Pace has an impressive CV that includes overseeing multibillion-dollar divisions as well as 10 years in sports management. In the new edition of Lancashire Business View, published today, The Wall Street veteran, who began his financial career at Lehman Brothers, reveals what led him to Turf Moor.

Lancashire Business View’s July/August edition also pays tribute to the county’s “family business heroes” in its pages.

Lancashire’s family firms are vital to the county’s economic health and they have risen to the challenge of the pandemic, showing their true resilience and grit.

To recognise their efforts, we asked readers to nominate their heroes, the people who have made a real difference to their companies and their communities. The list and their stories are impressive.

Lancashire’s creative sector is also impressing. Movie magic created in a Fylde barn conversion is delivering blockbuster moments for the world’s biggest TV and video games studios. Business founder Tony Prosser shares its secrets with readers.

In other features, the myths surrounding private equity are laid to rest by funding experts and business leaders. We report from a Lancashire Business View conference designed to show how it really works.

The Property Report also reveals that Lancashire’s builders and developers are feeling the pressure of rising costs and material shortages as the pace of construction increases. One industry leader in the county warns the sector is in “uncharted territory”.

Lancashire Business View 99 also looks at Burnley’s post-pandemic recovery plans and its significant bid for funding from the Levelling Up Fund.

Signs of investment and regeneration can also be found across Blackpool. Lancashire Business View brought its expert panel to the Winter Gardens to examine the role of business tourism in its renaissance.

This issue’s Lancashire Leaders interview features snooker supercoach Chris Henry who shares his techniques and how they can apply to business as well as first-class sport.

Lancashire Business View issue 99 is out now. Read the digital issue in full here:

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