Business Networking

Official Business Groups and Town Councils in Fylde Borough

Kirkham Business Group

A group of like-minded business people wanting to grow their business locally and help make Kirkham a destination for shopping, socialising and doing business.

Kirkham Town Council

Kirkham Town Council is a body of locally elected representatives who look after the best interests of Kirkham Town, its residents, leisure facilities, parks and open spaces.

Lytham Business Partnership

A page for communication and networking for business owners in Lytham. The partnership holds monthly meetings.

Join the group page here.

St Annes Town Council

St Anne’s Town Council is a body of locally elected representatives who look after the best interests of St Anne’s, its residents, leisure facilities, parks and open spaces.

STEP St Annes Enterprise Partnership

The St Annes Enterprise Partnership (STEP) was launched in 2017 by traders and businesses with the aim to improve all aspects of the town. STEP has a bridging role across the private and public sectors, promoting local business, partnerships and engaging all to work together for the benefit of the town and local area.

St Annes Economic Partnership

STAIR St Annes Independent Retailers group

STAIR Facebook group

STAIR was launched in 2021 by traders and businesses with the purpose to gather opinions and ideas regarding anything that may impact on retail trading within St Anne’s.  The group aims to have positive impact and outcomes for the retailers of ST Anne’s and works in close liason with STEP and the Town Council to effect change and improvement.


Other Groups

Centre for SME and Enterprise Development

The Centre for SME and Enterprise Development responds to the needs of the SME community to stimulate enterprise, innovation and business growth. Recognised in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) for its support for businesses, we work together with you and your business for a more productive and innovative SME Sector in Lancashire.


Federation of Small Businesses

FSB’s mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established over 45 years ago, FSB is the UK’s largest grassroots business campaigning group, which ensures the voice of small businesses is heard at the highest level across the UK, as well as providing business services and products to our members.

Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network

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A coalition of businesses committed to supporting the local community. Created and supported by the Blackpool Pride of Place Partnership its purpose is to inspire and engage businesses to become more responsible and tackle some of the area’s key challenges such as helping schoolchildren prepare for the world of work and assisting the long-term unemployed.

LUMs (Lancaster University Management School)

Our long-established Management School is a place of cutting edge knowledge, where academically-leading research is applied in the real world, positively impacting the lives of individuals, businesses and organisations, and society.


North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Trade and Commerce

As a member of North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, everyone within your company has access to a wide range of benefits and opportunities that enable you to strengthen your operations, promote your company and generate new business opportunities.

Pink Link

The Pink Link network connects women in business across the Fylde coast and the North West. Over the last 10 years it has ensured ladies networking has become a fantastic way to make new contacts, establish relationships, share ideas and success stories and help grow businesses through referrals.


Networking is a proven route to growth – not only for finding new business, but also for increasing your supplier network, and finding like-minded colleagues to ponder daily business challenges. Shout Network is among the leading networking providers across the North West. It offers a relaxed, professional networking environment where members feel sufficiently at ease to represent themselves, and their business, authentically.