To create a positive, enthusiastic feeling for the area and to promote, celebrate and communicate the success of businesses both retail and commercial within the area. To create confidence to draw new businesses into the area, and support educational providers to ensure the best outcomes, to build a sustainable future.

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Initial Objective and Priorities of the Group.

“It’s not what can #AmazingAccrington do for you, it’s what you can do for Accrington & Hyndburn.


To build a database to create awareness of the 3,129 registered businesses and inward enquiries and develop trade between local businesses wherever possible to boost the local economy

Registered Businesses
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©AmazingAccrington – Correct as at March 2019, information supplied courtesy of Haworths Accountants, Hyndburn. E&OE. 


  • To lobby for inward investment, improved transport links (road and rail) to create new trade opportunities
  • To support the council on collective initiatives
  • To challenge the status quo for the good of the borough
Local Investment


  • To lobby for an improved IT network to create a fertile territory for large-scale businesses and geographically independent businesses which can leverage low property prices as a potential town centre initiative
  • To support manufacturing and distribution space to attract inward investment
  • Strategic focus such as housing stock as a plan to be communicated to increase the affluence of the area and to ensure affluent resident don’t move out
  • To engage in good PR and marketing which celebrates the success of local businesses, promotes the area as a good place to do business.


  •  Make local businesses aware of financial support for apprenticeship schemes.
  • Encourage mutual support and forge relationships between local education and training providers, and businesses, to provide opportunities for residents and a pipeline of workforce.


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Murray Dawson
Murray DawsonChairman

As the owner and operator of Scott Dawson Advertising, Murray has one of the largest independent, full-service marketing agencies in East Lancashire.  A passion for all things Accrington, from football, business, leisure and education.

Mark Schofield
Mark SchofieldTreasurer

Director and owner at Haworths, Chartered Accountants in Accrington. I am a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and I volunteered to live and work in Accrington

Mark Hope
Mark HopeSecretary

As a former Managing Director with experience of starting and growing IT business StoneHouse Logic Mark brings a wealth of knowledge of the varied challenges of business

Andrew Turner
Andrew TurnerCommittee Member

Managing Director of Langtec Limited. A graduate in economics, accountant by profession and have owned Langtec for 20 years. Our products are made in Accrington and exported all over the world – we send the spirit of Accrington with each consignment.

Charlotte Scheffmann
Charlotte Scheffmann Committee Member

Charlotte Scheffmann RGN, CCDip, BA (Hons) Health Studies, MA Health Research, PGCE

Dean of Higher Education Nelson & Colne College Group. Born in Denmark and settled to the UK in 1992. Early career in the NHS as a Sister in Intensive Care, Director of Wonderful Things Ltd, Governor of a local Primary School, Chair of Governor for a Specialist School and current Vice Chair of the Education & Training Consortium with Huddersfield University. Possess a strong interest in education, health inequalities and research.

Collette King
Collette KingCommittee Member

HR Director of Studio Retail Ltd.  Collette is a commercial, business focused leader with a professional background in Human Resources, Organisational Development and Business Transformation. Collette has a proven track record of success within retail, leisure, private and public sector organisations.