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UpSkilling Lancashire

work-force training and education for small and medium size enterprises in Lancashire.

In association with,

Supporting employers to increase the skills and  capabilities of their workforce.

UpSkilling Lancashire is a project to provide free advice and support to Lancashire based SMEs
and micro businesses. The aim of the project is to increase the skills and capability of employees, enabling businesses to compete regionally, nationally and internationally.

We are a proud delivery partner of UpSkilling Lancashire, which has been created by the University of Central Lancashire and is funded by the European Social Fund.


what you'll get

  • Access to experts who can support your business and its
  • Suggested pathways to training, workshops and courses
  • Identify priorities for future skills development
  • Guidance on the Lancashire apprenticeship offer up to degree level
  • Utilising current student knowledge and skills via placements and internships
  • Support with upskilling your workforce
  • Access to wider business support from project partners
  • Networking opportunities

we work with you

We take the time to get to know you and establish your specific needs and desired outcomes – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.

UpSkilling Lancashire has been launched to help SMEs close any skills gaps they feel they may have and help them achieve a dynamic and competitive place in their markets.

SMEs employing fewer than 250, can receive help in identifying their needs, and creating and implementing impactful workforce education training programmes.

It all begins with a conversation, and a member of The Calico Enterprise team is looking forward to taking your call.




  • Based in Lancashire
  • Employ 250 employees or less
  • Have either an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50 million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43 million Euros

say hello

You can get in touch via the main contact details below or go direct to the Project Manager Vanessa Conlin on 01282 686738 or 07966806831. Alternatively, email her at

Get In Touch

Interested in what we could do for you? Get in touch today and we will be happy to talk through your options.

Tel: 01282 686735 or 07976079625