Kirkham and Wesham Business Group was formed three years ago by like-minded business people to support and improve the town. To date we have worked with Fylde Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and local architects on the Kirkham 'Renaissance' scheme.
This has ensured grants are available to improve business potential by renovating shop premises to Georgian market town standards. This has increased employment and footfall for independent shops and businesses.
"KWBG has enabled Fylde Cycles t/a Fylde Auto Parts Limited to access match funding from Fylde Borough Council and Lancashire County Council to expand and improve our business premises by 55 square metres new space and 238 square metres improved space. We could not have hoped to have achieved this without their support. Fylde Cycles now has a display area, workshops and storage safeguarding 4 jobs and created additional employment for an extra member of staff."
"we are very proud of our achievements in 3 years and we will continue to be a pro-active force for the future of Kirkham and Wesham"
Within this scheme businesses can also benefit from advice and internal reorganization to maximize potential. KWBG also arrange training for business from Preston College, from window dressing to finance. For a small fee each year KWBG has been the prime mover in commissioning this guide, promoting Kirkham through the media, launching a monthly Lancashire Market and improved town signage.
Our latest initiative is the Heroes Welcome. We really mean to put Kirkham on the map as the 'hub' market town in the Fylde.