We are Embedded

We’re Embedded!


A change again. You will see above, the Embedded version of Small Business TV, which has grown out of the development of Lancashire Regional TV, and prior to the On-blackpool.tv.

CIC-copy4+ NEW obtv-small round_edited-1 + SBTV1

Why the changes?

While Lancashire Regional TV (LRTV) has grown, both in size and in signups, a venture provided for free must be paid for. We want LRTV to continue to flourish, and we see the future as one that will have a local Blackpool platform for video being free to access for all comers. We can provide the talent and techniques to help you grow your ideas, whether you are a school, college, charity, CIC, community organisation, but we need to cover our costs at least.

Small Business TV is a “for profit” venture aimed at doing just that, but its purpose is to allow organisations to learn to help themselves.

It is still early days. You can still access LRTV at www.Lancashire-Regional.TV, and jot will still be free - but we need to to sign up. That way we get the opportunity to develop and access funds to grow this platform.

SBTV is offered free (Sign up now and it is currently free). You will get access to around 200 training videos, with many more to come in the near future. The cost will be low.

Sign up today.


Faster than a Grieving Pullet

Faster than a Grieving Pullet


Screenshot from the Sunday 27th Upload of a 3 Gb video file



Coverage of Superfast Broadband’s celebration of the newly connected Blackpool Airport Estate
Alas, Lytham St Annes is still poorly served...... hence my screen grab above. What I call a little short of credibility, my upload speed for a 3 Gb video file was


No Small Success

No Small Success

Blackpool Business Support

I am looking forward to hearing more about the Celebratory event being publicised and planned for Saturday November 13th. A great way to celebrate all of the success in the organisation in the last 40 years - and for NEARLY HALF of that time, just one person was chairman. Steve Pye.

It’ll be a double celebration then?

More information from the FSB branch and the VISIT BLACKPOOL web site.


Eyes Open - it’s Happened for Years

Eyes Open - it’s Happened for Years

Resort ‘losing its youth’ over lack of jobs

Question time: The panel at Gordon's Back Blackpool Businesses event at Blackpool Town Hall. Panelists, from left, Geoff Reeves, John Barnett, Gordon Marsden, Claire Smith and Mark Yates.

Blackpool is losing its young people to other parts of the UK because of a chronic lack of job opportunities in the town, it has been claimed.
Dear All
I noticed the piece in the Gazette regarding the Youth of Blackpool and would like to draw your attention to what we are up to at the 3e Partnership CIC.
Please visit 
1. We are currently managing enterprise Clubs in the Blackpool High Schools in partnership with Mike Taplin at Blackpool Council
2. We have arranged with Business in the Community training sessions with 30 local businesses who have become Mentors for our student support projects
3. We are based at Blackpool 6th Form College where we have been working with Students giving them Work Experience
4. We organised Work Experience for 230 students at Highfield School Year 10 Students in 2012.
5. We are working with both Blackpool Sixth Form College and Blackpool & Fylde College on some initiatives with their Students regarding work Experience and enterpise clubs.
5. We were awarded with a recognition "Badge of Honour" because of the work with Students during Global Entrepreneur Week.
In addition to the above we have been working with and promoting Local Charities, such as Princes Trust and Aspired Futures to name but a few.
All our work has been done under the radar and been self funded by John Rudkin and myself.
This includes the Launch of our Local Community TV Channel, of which some of you feature and that now boasts nearly 100 videos in its members area.
It started life a
www.on-blackpool.tv but has morphed into www.Lancashire-Regional.tv 
In Summary
Happy to discuss further with any of you, but suffice to say that there are things happening in the Town and it has been achieved by people who care passionately about the area, and who have made a lot of sacrifices to help others.
And we have funded everything ourselves to prove the point that anything the mind can conceive - you can achieve - and you dont need money to do it - just integrity and commitment.
We havent given up on the youth of Blackpool or the Fylde Coast and the proof is all stated above and can be seen on our 2 highlighted websites.
And this is only the beginning.............................

Kindest Regards

Steve Pye

3E Partnership CIC


Blackpool 6th Form College   Blackpool Old Road   Blackpool   FY3 7LR

Telephone: 01253 394 911

Website URL:  






Just to be serious for a moment; I was a teacher in Blackpool. I left the classroom but I know that Blackpool kids can be as good, if not better than any you will find. I've worked in the education and IT related sectors for many years, and I have had the pleasure of retaining connections in the area, and working alongside many respected people during that time. Some of the work done by Blackpool Schools has been brilliant; equally I have seen some really inspirational college FE and HE work, at Blackpool 6th and Blackpool and the Fylde. Sadly I have seen the decimation of some key services along the way "for the better" or "for the sake of"? Common Sense was one thing often missing in the decisions made. As far as retaining the resort's youngster go, I saw Blackpool and Fylde leading the World in Technical Illustration and Design (only to take its degree work to London too attract the right sort of opportunities for its students). At one time part of the German Design Industry was run by ex Blackpool students. We have ex-Blackpool students in Hollywood; I can point to others running massive IT projects; yet more have become global entrepreneurs. Hello? Why are they not on the panel? A - Level equipped youngsters from Blackpool are as good as it gets, but there are pressures that cannot be ignored - created by the circumstance of the town. There are examples of wonderful companies set up by ex Blackpool youngsters all over the World running successful, rewarding companies who just weren't given the chance to be listened to. Why not ask them - what might have helped you stay? Then there are actual entrepreneurs trying to set things up in the town, only to hit blockages. Why? I know personally that some have a strong desire to do things locally, but for reasons, had to leave to get the support and recognition they needed. The council could do more, but then there is a need to beat the negative vibe that surrounds the way we all talk about and talk-up the area. Let's see quality standing out instead of what we hear so much about. Alas when talking to those very young people the replies might be pretty much staring us in the face or even painful to hear. It is opportunity, and a clear path and guidance. We are trying to help in our own way. We being: http://www.Lancashire-Regional.tv/media/could-you-be-a-mentor and this is just the start. There is no one solution or answer, nor is there a quick fix, but that doesn't mean it needs to go on as it is.


Fylde gets to Check Out Opportunities

Fylde gets to Check Out Opportunities




Supply Chain Conference

April 24th 2014 - Winter Gardens, Blackpool 

Dear Colleague
Natural gas from Lancashire's shale is predicted to create thousands of direct, indirect and induced jobs throughout the North West region.  North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is a key partner in the
North West Energy Task Force whose objective is to maximise the economic benefits for the North West, local businesses and residents. 
I therefore have the pleasure in inviting you to the North West Shale Supply Chain Conference with the
Rt. Hon. Michael Fallon MP, the joint Minister for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy, to be held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Thursday 24th April 2014.  This event is free of charge. 
It is the first in a series of forthcoming supplier engagement activities that are aimed at giving the North West energy industry supply chain an opportunity to learn more about natural gas from Lancashire's shale and to meet the players at the vanguard of this exciting programme.  
A potential future extraction phase will require the mobilisation of significant resources throughout the supply chain, as - to a lesser extent - will current planned exploration activity.
Prospective operators, including Cuadrilla Resources and Centrica Energy will be at the conference to share their approach to procurement for Exploration and Production phases and offer insight into the industry's requirements.
This is an opportunity for you to outline what your business can contribute to the supply chain, and to learn where the future prospects lie.  

We look forward to meeting with you over the coming months, through a focused set of market engagement events aimed at capturing suppliers' views on our emerging plans for delivery of this vital opportunity for the North West region.    Our aim is to help equip North West business to gain a competitive advantage so that jobs and activity in the North West benefits the region.
Registration will open at 08.30 with the conference beginning at 09.30.  Please RSVP to Mark Whittle
markw@lancschamber.co.uk by Friday 4th April 2014 to confirm your attendance.  A full programme will be sent to all confirmed delegates in advance of the event.
Yours faithfully


Babs Murphy
Chief Executive NWL Chamber of Commerce 
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