Two popular Pendle businesses join forces with a bang!

Two Pendle businesses with loyal followings have joined forces – who made their debut at Colne’s Food and Drink Festival Saturday 29th July. Blondie Brownie, known for their delicious baked treats and Turners, the wine, cheese and deli in Colne, have decided to share a premises. The move comes after Blondie Brownie wanted to expand […]

Pet Angels owner secures “dream” building in Colne

Lisa Collinge has always loved the building at 62 Albert Road in Colne. She dreamed that one day she’d have a business in the stunning period property; fast forward to 2023 and she’s achieved her goal. She is the new proud owner of the impressive building in prime position in the town centre and has […]

From Amazon to Colne high street: the 10-year journey of Chosen by Jessica

In 2013, local couple Adam and Jessica set up Chosen by Jessica, which sold home decor and accessories on eBay and Amazon. Alongside working as a district nurse, Jessica would select all items whilst Adam owned and ran the business. However, when a key supplier closed a few years later, Adam and Jessica took the […]

“It’s not just brown beer”: the story of Boyce’s Barrel

New Market Street in Colne has turned itself into “the world’s smallest bar crawl”, with three micro pubs all nestled next to one another at the top of the hill. According to Nina, who owns Boyce’s Barrel along with business partners Carl and Andrew, the real ale scene has come a long way over the […]

The hidden gem on Colne’s high street which attracts visitors from overseas

If you’ve ever ventured up Colne high street, you will no doubt have noticed the beautiful exterior of Birro’s – but have you ever popped inside to see what exactly is in there? Birro’s has been located on Market Street since 1984, after David Birro set up with his father Brian. The high street has […]

£475,000 boost for Colne

It’s been five years since Colne Business Improvement District (BID) was established and during that period, the town has seen a £475,000 boost as a result of the committed and driven levy payers. A BID is a defined area where the businesses within that area pay an annual levy in order to bring commercial benefits. […]

Colne’s sweet spots this Easter

With Easter around the corner, Colne high street has not one, but three sweet spots for people to shop local to help out the Easter bunny. Sweets ‘n’ Treats, Sweet Craze and Craig’s Sweet Stall are all very different but popular residents of Colne’s high street. Sweets ‘n’ Treats at 1 Arcadia is nestled in […]

New bistro and bar opens in Colne

When we ring Will Dowd to speak to him about his new business launch, he’s a little out of breath as a result of moving kegs and painting doorways. “We open this Saturday so it’s all hands to deck. We’ve almost fully booked already actually, we’ve had fantastic support,” Will explains. But what exactly is […]

Coversure turns 40!

From making the tea to owning the company: how the owner of Coversure has led it to 40 years of success When Stuart Wilson applied for an apprenticeship at Colne’s Coversure back in 1988, never could he imagine he’d one day own the insurance company. But that’s exactly what happened at the age of 24, […]