BLNW's involvement with companies can range from one-off advice to a long-term relationship.
"Our in-depth understanding of the support available from both the public and private sector can help business owners to consider the full range of potential solutions that are out there and access the right support quickly." BLNW has sought to improve the way businesses can access its services, looking to reduce the time and difficulty people have in getting the information or advice they need.
The recession and the numerous business challenges the economic situation has thrown up has increased the number of enquiries to BLNW, but Mr Watson said that the themese had remained largely the same.
BLNW's "doors" are in Preston, where its headquarters are sited.