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


Britain’s Got Talent Star Performs at the Centre

britainsgottallentimg1From L-R: Hyndburn Mayoress Melanie Storey; Hyndburn Mayor Tim OKane; Rebecca Hodgson, CEO of Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Young Carers; Ella Shaw; Anne McCarthy, Chair of Trustees; and Colin Crawforth, Deputy Mayor of Rossendale

Britain’s Got Talent star Ella Shaw, who reached the semi-finals of last year’s competition, visited the Centre to help celebrate the Carers Link Lancashire AGM and performed songs from her new album ‘Imperfections’.

Over 100 people attended the ceremony in the Moscow Suite, to celebrate the ‘outstanding achievements’ of the charity over the past year.  Organisers from Carers Link, Emma Logan and Rebecca Ormerod said that great feedback was received from an ‘amazing event with a fabulous turnout.’

Stories of how caring had affected their lives were shared by volunteers, carers and young carers as well as how Carer Link Lancashire services and support had helped them positively during their caring journey.

Ella told local reporters that she “Was blown away by what Carers Link do for carers and it was amazing to have heard some incredible stories of what they have done in the past.”

Carers Link Lancashire supports unpaid carers who provide help with practical household tasks, personal care and emotional support to a family member or friend who could not manage without that support.  With over 8,000 carers registered throughout East Lancashire (with ages ranging from 7-101!), Carers Link Lancashire believe in a world where carers feel valued as individuals and for their contribution to society.

To find out more information, contact the team on 01254 387444

Hyndburn Business Awards

Oswaldtwistle Mills Business & Conference is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Tourism Business’ Award at the inaugural Hyndburn Business Awards, to be held on 14 June 2016 at Accrington Town Hall.

The evening aims to showcase the achievements, quality and diversity of the local businesses and enterprising people who make Hyndburn such a great place to live, work and visit.

For further information, and to nominate a Hyndburn based company, visit www.hyndburnbusinessawards.co.uk


As we approach the cold Winter months, warm yourself up with our fabulous new offer:
• Make a new booking with us, including the serving of Tea & Coffee, to be held during the months of November or December 2015 and receive another serving of drinks FREE OF CHARGE with our compliments*
• Receive a 10% discount on Room Hire for your next booking if held during January, February or March 2016*

Contact Sara or Philip on 01254 304006 to discuss your requirements or email businesscentre@o-mills.co.uk

*Terms and Conditions apply.

NEW Virtual Offices Now Available

A Virtual Office is an ideal solution to establish a presence for your business if you do not want the expense of a full-time office. You can enjoy the services offered in a managed office but with extra flexibility and a professional business address whilst you work from wherever suits you. This is a very cost-effective solution for any business wishing to operate more flexibly whilst advertising their service from a prestigious business location.

Click here for further details.

Hotpot for Hotshots Networking Friday 24th July 2015

Hotpot for Hotshots summer sizzler is back with a bang!

£16 + VAT per delegate. To book now, please click here.

Lancashire’s biggest paid-for networking event is back for the summer! We will be serving up the next Hotpot for Hotshots in style on 24 July at Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre.

We’re lining up key speakers who can offer important advice on hot business topics for our quick fire sessions that will leave you wanting more! There’ll be up to 80 fellow networkers to share your business stories and business cards with, and of course it wouldn’t be the summer sizzler without a special menu – this year we’ll see the BBQ* return…
*vegetarian meal option available – please request at time of booking

Friday 24 July 2015
Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre

12:00 – Arrive & network
12:30 – Take your seat for the usual quick fire 5 minute presentations
1:00 – Hotpot is served – enjoy! Networking resumes
2:00 – Close.

£16 + VAT per delegate. To book now, please click here.

Recent Hotpot events have been sell outs so book early to avoid disappointment!

Follow @hotpothotshots on twitter
Email rachael@lancashirebusinessview.co.uk with any queries

25% Room Hire Discount

We really have done discount crazy with the launch of our latest Monday Madness & Friday Frenzy special offer.

Just make a conference booking for any Monday or Friday and receive a massive 25% off advertised rates.

You’d be crazy not to take us up on this offer!

Please contact Sara Regan on 01254 871025 or email sregan@o-mills.co.uk

Winter Warmer Special Offer

Hire one of our Conference or Meeting Rooms in January and receive a FREE serving of Tea or Coffee for each delegate on arrival. Simply quote Claim Code: WW2015 when booking.

(Terms and Conditions apply)