Oswaldtwistle Mills Join the Friends of Accrington Stanley Community Trust Scheme

Oswaldtwistle Mills are the latest organisation to join the ‘Friends of Accrington Stanley’ scheme aimed at getting local businesses involved with supporting the charity.

The ‘Friends of Accrington Stanley Community Trust’ scheme provides an ideal way for local businesses to engage its corporate social responsibility by supporting an organisation that improves health, social inclusion levels, as well as delivering sport and education programmes to over 15,000 local people.

Philip Woodford, Oswaldtwistle Mills Business & Conference Centre Co-ordinator (pictured) said “Accrington Stanley Community Trust have been a tenant at our business centre for the last 6 years. We have seen at first hand all the work they are doing with local community engagement projects with all the contacts they bring through our centre.  We are delighted to become a friend of Accrington Stanley Community Trust and are very happy to help support the great work that the Trust are doing in Hyndburn. We are proud to do our bit to support such a worthwhile cause.’’

By donating or fundraising £1,000 to Accrington Stanley Community Trust, organisations or individuals will receive a variety of benefits such as use of the ‘Friends of ASCT’ logo and advertising benefits such as social media coverage, website links and match day programme exposure.

ASCT Chief Executive Officer, Martin Fearon said ‘We are delighted that Oswaldtwistle Mills are supporting us with this scheme. We want to appeal to the local business community to support us in delivering some great projects in Hyndburn that really do make a difference to lots of people. This scheme is a great chance for businesses to give something back to the local community. All funds raised will go directly into delivering a number of community projects’.

To find out more, or to become a friend of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, get in touch with Martin Fearon, on martin.fearon@stanleytrust.co.uk  or call 01254 304071. You can also find more information by clicking the following link; http://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/partnership-opportunities/

Hyndburn Business Awards 2018

Oswaldtwistle Mills Business & Conference Centre are once again involved with the Hyndburn Business Awards which will take place on Tuesday 19 June at Accrington Town Hall.

We are now into our third year of sponsoring the ‘Tourism Award’ and are pleased to be involved with such a worthy and rapidly growing event.

The aim of the awards is to recognise and celebrate the enterprising people and businesses that make Hyndburn such a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Nominations can be made until midnight on Tuesday April 17th – visit www.hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk for all information

Tenant Profile – Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd


Education Business Partnership (NW), also known as EBPNW, was set up in 2015 to support young people to improve their employment prospects whilst developing essential life skills.  They provide work experience and mentoring type support services to local high schools and adult learning providers across Lancashire.


The team moved into Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre in January 2016.

“As a new start-up business, we were keen to move into offices that offered value for money and were centrally located with easy access to the motorway” said Tracy Gardiner, Director.

“The staff at the business centre are always really helpful and friendly and we quite often make use of the recently refurbished meeting facilities” explained Tracy.

EBPNW work with a wide variety of employers and businesses across Lancashire who help support young people through their work experience programmes.  Tracy added “We are always looking for new and exciting placement opportunities and would encourage any businesses who are interested to get in touch”.

Endorsed by Fair Train, EBPNW are the only organisation in Lancashire to hold the Government backed Work Experience Quality Award and are also members of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary and the Federation of Small Businesses.

For more details and to find our more visit our website and twitter account:

Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd
Tel: 01254 433390
Email: enquiries@ebpnw.co.uk

Hyndburn Business Awards 2017

We are pleased to once again be involved with the Hyndburn Business Awards which will take place on Tuesday 13 June at Accrington Town Hall.

Following the successful launch last year when over 250 people attended the Awards Ceremony, we again will be sponsoring the ‘Tourism Award’.

The aim of the awards is to recognise and celebrate the enterprising people and businesses that make Hyndburn such a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Nominations can be made until the end of April – visit www.hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk for all information

Love Local Expo

26 April 2017 sees us exhibiting at the Love Local Expo which is being held at Impact Conferencing, Burnley, from 9am-3pm.

As well as over 50 exhibitors, there will also be 4 seminars held by top local experts throughout the day covering topics including Cyber Security, Digital Marketing & Employer Guidance.

Entry is FREE for visitors with FREE parking & on-site coffee shop, with the following also taking place:

  • Funding & business growth advice
  • Radio Lancashire broadcasting live
  • Lancashire business exhibitors

Come and visit us on the day – further details will be published on our Social Media sites when we have the information.

For more information regarding this great event, and to see how to register to visit, please go to www.lovelocalexpo.co.uk

NDORS now at the Business & Conference Centre

The Business & Conference Centre have secured a 12-month contract as host of the NDORS driving courses for 2017, which started in January.

NDORS is a scheme unique to the UK and covers courses such as ‘Speed Awareness’, ‘Driver Alertness’, ‘What’s Driving Us’ & ‘Driving 4 Change’ – all being delivered from Oswaldtwistle Mills.

Courses are being held here at least twice a week and are using our Moscow Suite and Three Brooks Room on each occasion.

Due to the increased demand in conferencing facilities, we have extended our car park to accommodate an additional 16 vehicles.  We now have FREE parking facilities for approximately 100 vehicles directly outside Clifton Mill, as well as an overflow car park just next door on Moscow Mill Street.

If you are attending any of these courses, please come to Clifton Mill and not our Shopping Village.



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Oswaldtwistle Mills Business & Conference Centre Tenant Celebrate Triple Success

Education Business Partnership (NW) have three reasons to celebrate. 

Having moved into Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre in February 2016, the newly formed organisation, also known as EBPNW, have gone from strength to strength scooping two awards and landing a nationally funded contract.

In June, the company who helps and supports young people and adults to improve their employment prospects, develop essential life skills and be able to self-manage their future, were named as Microbusiness of the Year at the inaugural Hyndburn Business Awards.

Then in October, they became the first organisation in the UK to be awarded the Fair Train Gold Quality Standard for Work Experience Services, an initiative backed by UK Commission for Skills and Employment.

Tracy Gardiner from EBPNW said “We are very proud of the work experience programmes that we manage and co-ordinate on behalf of schools, colleges and partners and the new Work Experience Quality Standard Award recognises our achievements and ongoing professionalism in providing quality and robust services.  We are extremely pleased to be the first organisation to be awarded the gold standard.”

The award offers a quality assurance framework for the work experience programmes EBPNW manage matching learners to high quality industry based placements.

More recently, EBPNW have been named as 1 of only 39 national partners to deliver an employer led mentoring project supporting young people who face challenges.  The initiative from government-backed Careers and Enterprise Company is a highly prestigious contract and ties into many of the key priorities that the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership have outlined through their Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework.

EBPNW set up in 2014 and deliver high quality enterprise, employability and personal development activities, specialising in work experience and mentoring to schools, colleges and other partners.

If any tenants or employers are interested in supporting a young person on work experience or through the mentoring project, then EBPNW would love to hear from you.

For more information or to get in touch please visit www.ebpnw.co.uk, email enquiries@ebpnw.co.uk or phone 01254 433390

Follow them @ebp_nw or https://www.facebook.com/ebpnw/ for regular updates and photos of their projects.

Tenant Profile – Martin Garnett Personal Training

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Expanding class timetable at Martin Garnett Personal Training – Team MGPT…

New classes have been added to the timetable at Team MGPT.  All abilities are welcome and the sessions are fun, motivating and aimed at getting you fitter, stronger and healthier.  There is a wide variety of classes to choose from:

  • Spinning – high intense studio cycle class.
  • Zumba – Upbeat latin dance workout, a great way to burn calories and have fun at the same time.
  • Circuit Training – a mix of body weight and resistance exercises targeting the whole body.
  • MetaFit & Abs – HIIT at its best 20 mins of bodyweight exercise finished off with some abdominal work.
  • Kettlercise – Full body work out using a Kettlebell, brilliant for lean strength.
  • Boxercise – a combination of Padwork, abs and bodyweight exercises, brilliant for relieving stress.

Classes are £4 per person (Circuit Training is £3) or you can sign up to a membership for £35per month and have unlimited access to the classes.

**Lunch time classes will be coming soon**

I also organise a run group two nights a week catering for all abilities, we meet at Ossy Mills front carpark on the following days:

  • Tuesdays 7.30pm
  • Thursdays 6.30pm

All abilities are welcome, we run/jog/walk between 4-12k and no one ever gets left behind.

We will be rolling out a C25K plan, a 5-10k progression plan and a Half and Marathon training plan in January.  So if you have ever thought about taking up running, come down and start with us!


Tenant Profile – Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is a non-profit, self-funding registered charity (Number 1139575) and community organisation that has been working within the Hyndburn community since 2007. After becoming a registered charity and re-forming as a Community Trust in 2010, the organisation has seen an accelerated rise and growth.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust was originally established under the banner of Football in the Community in 2007, with the aim to bring the professional club and their community closer together. Natural progression from Football in the Community resulted in the scheme being taken on to work alongside and under the guidance of the Football League Trust. Accrington Stanley Community Trust has expanded at a phenomenal rate and we now work in 4 key themed areas: Sports Participation, Education, Health & Wellbeing and Social Inclusion.

As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that we respond to local needs whilst working strategically in line with regional and national agendas. We work with local schools to provide sport session as well as giving free sports coaching sessions to disadvantaged young people who have very little access to such provision. We offer activities that engage hundreds of disabled young people each year through our disability sessions and facilitate walking football and socialising activities for over 50s in the area to increase exercise and reduce social isolation. We run the National Citizenship Service (NCS) for all 16-17 year olds in the local area where they get to go on a one in a life time trip and gain a qualification while doing it. We aim to empower leaders, coaches and volunteers that carry out the sessions while they are with us.

For more information on what Accrington Stanley Community Trust can offer please go to www.stanleytrust.co.uk, call 01254 304071 or email info@stanleytrust.co.uk