Hive is the new network for Blackburn with Darwen’s business leaders.
Hive encourages all companies in the borough to take shared responsibility for the area and to play a lead role in creating new opportunities for all.
Launched by the private sector in September, Hive has grown to a 140 strong network, with founder members including the Lancashire Telegraph, international wall decoration group Graham & Brown, global acrylics specialist Lucite, textile manufacturer Herbert Parkinson and world leading rubber seal producer Precision Polymer Engineering.
Open to any company, large or small, the network, who hosted the Government’s Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Green, on a visit to the area earlier this year, boasts an impressive list of companies and partners who have committed to working together to inspire prosperity across the borough and create a world class area where businesses thrive and create innovative products and services.
Hive has tasked itself with driving forward key pieces of work that will help to improve the economic wellbeing of the area and increase confidence in the borough as a place to live, work and invest. Headed up by Khalid Saifullah, who runs Blackburn based hygiene paper product manufacturer Star Tissue, said ‘Hive has helped get firms working together, and with the local authority, to tackle unemployment, promote business growth and begin to make public procurement easily accessible. Support from the business community for Hive has exceeded expectations and I would encourage any business to join us’.
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