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Mind, Body and Business – Get Fit for the Future with Burnley Business Week and the Number 1 College in England

Burnley College and its on-site sports and fitness centre, Fitness Evolution, are helping business leaders shape up their business and their brains as part of Burnley Business Week.

The week-long series of events, back again for another year, showcases a diverse range of workshops, seminars and consultations, free of charge, to the business community of East Lancashire.

At Burnley College we’re committed to highlighting the crucial role of physical and mental well-being in workplace productivity and business success, as well as the importance of embracing net zero technologies..

This year, we’re excited to present three exclusive activities — the Fitness MOT in association with Fitness Evolution, a Mental Health Awareness delivered by Burnley College and an Implementing Net Zero and Renewable Energy Technology session delivered by the Burnley Borough Council Low Carbon Team and Burnley College.

The Fitness MOT is our unique approach to corporate wellness, offering attendees the chance to evaluate their fitness levels with Fitness Evolution’s cutting-edge Boditrax Machine and receive expert advice on enhancing health and productivity.

Ash Alderson, Manager at Fitness Evolution, says a health workforce is a more effective workforce:


Physical fitness and productivity go hand in hand. It isn’t just about reducing sickness in your workforce. Studies show regular exercise also helps with focus and creativity.

We have an amazing range of tools to assess your levels of fitness and our team of experts will be on hand to help you discover how you can work to improve in every area.

Ash Alderson

Manager at Fitness Evolution

“Professional sportspeople already know about or cutting-edge strength and conditioning gym and recovery spa. Now it’s time we show local businesses how they can lift their workforce to another league.”

The Mental Health Awareness sessions are designed to emphasise the significance of mental health in the business environment. Participants will acquire vital resources and knowledge to bolster mental health support, fostering a culture of open conversation, empathy and mutual support in their workplaces.

The Net Zero course, led by Low Carbon Team, will inform attendees on the concept of net zero, its significance and the process of developing carbon reduction plans. Additionally, Burnley College will be offering up its expertise into Renewable Energy Technologies such as battery storage systems, electric vehicle charging points, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and ground & air source heat pumps.

Burnley Business Week, now in its 11th year, takes place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September and is geared towards businesses of all sizes, covering a diverse range of topics from the challenges and rewards of business start-ups, to the dynamic world of digital marketing.

Organisers have curated a series of events including:

  • High-Impact Seminars
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Networking Sessions
  • One-on-one Mentoring
  • Product Showcases

The event is staged by Burnley Borough Council, whose Chief Executive Lukman Patel says:


I would like to extend my gratitude to the local businesses that will be donating their time to run sessions.
We’re extremely lucky to have such a support business community throughout our borough.

Lukman Patel

Chief Executive, Burnley Borough Council

“Whatever the size of your business, Burnley Business Week has something for you. Whether it be mental health, start-ups or digital projects, we have the experts here to help you improve your business.”

The sessions take place at Burnley College’s Princess Way Campus.

Tuesday 26 September:

Mental Health Awareness

Time: 9:30am till 3pm

Location: Burnley College I Block



Implementing Net Zero and Renewable Energy Technologies

Time: 2pm till 3.30pm

Location: New Gas Centre, Low Carbon Corridor



Friday 29 September:

Fitness MOT

Time: 9am – 12pm

Location: Fitness Evolution



To find out more about Burnley Business Week visit: