A new Accrington networking event for businesses is set to launch next month.

The free-to-attend Accrington Business Pals event will take place from 11.30am on Thursday, April 4 and will see local businesses come together at Enfield Cricket Club for lunch and networking.

Supported by WHN Solicitors, the event is open to all businesses within Accrington, Oswaldtwistle, Church, Rishton and all surrounding areas. It offers the opportunity to meet other like-minded local businesspeople, network and build meaningful working relationships.

Accrington Business Pals will meet on the first Thursday of every month, with the first monthly event kicking-off in April.

Refreshments will be provided, including drinks on arrival and lunch-time nibbles.

Patrick Swanney is a solicitor in the private client department at WHN Solicitors, which has offices on Cannon Street in Accrington. He said: “Building face-to-face relationships is integral to successful business.

“We want to work together to boost our local economy here in Accrington, so the new Accrington Business Pals networking event will enable local businesspeople to expand their professional connections and seek new opportunities in a relaxed forum.”

Enfield Cricket Club is based at 310 Dill Hall Lane, Church, Accrington, BB5 4DG. There’ll be free parking available on site.

The event will commence at 11.30am before coming to a close at 1.30pm.

Register for the event via Eventbrite here.