Join us online for The Marketing Mix sponsored by Ronset

The Marketing Mix was created following demand from the region’s professional marketers and their need for a forum to meet, share best practice and invest in their careers through continuous learning. Made possible by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Blackburn Youth Zone, The Marketing Mix is a group for client and agency-based... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone – Never More Needed

Members from Blackburn Youth Zone were featured on CBBC Newsround discussing how support from vital services such as Blackburn Youth Zone have supported them and their families during the coronavirus crisis. Food banks in the UK have reported record levels of children who are needing their support. The Trussell Trust – which runs food banks... Read more »

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Success is all about how many people you can make a positive impact on in a right way, it is all about giving back – Mohammed Patel, CEO GM Group was the guest speaker at Blackburn Youth Zone Patron Event

Mohammed Patel, CEO of GM Holding Group was the keynote speaker at a special virtual Patrons Breakfast for Blackburn Youth Zone, hosted by BYZ Board Member and MD of AMS Accountancy Group, Ebrahim Sidat on the 6th November. Guests were welcomed to the exclusive event by Blackburn Youth Zone Chairman, Rt Hon Jack Straw and... Read more »

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Support a Youth Zone member this Christmas

Christmas in Blackburn with Darwen 2020 has presented many challenges for our local communities and COVID has made life different for most, we are now seeing the damaging impact this has had on young people and families across the borough.  With Christmas fast approaching and there still being a huge amount of uncertainty about what... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone will be hosting  a virtual Q&A event with CEO of GM Holding Mohammed Patel and BYZ Board Member Ebrahim Sidat

Exclusively for Patrons Friday 6th November – Blackburn Youth Zone  Blackburn Youth Zone will be hosting  a virtual Q&A event with CEO of GM Holding Mohammed Patel and BYZ Board Member Ebrahim SidaT Location: Online Time: 10am – 11am Date: Friday 6th November  ‘Young entrepreneurs driving their businesses locally’ Mohammed Patel  CEO GM Holding  Mohammed Patel... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone gives out FREE meals over October half-term

Blackburn Youth Zone continued to give out FREE meals over October half-term Blackburn Youth Zone pledged to feed disadvantaged children over the school holidays as they joined a wave of public support for a campaign led by the England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rahsford. Following the news that central Government food schemes will not... Read more »

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Blackburn Youth Zone welcomes Fagan & Whalley Ltd to the BYZ Patron Network

Blackburn Youth Zone is proud to announce that Fagan & Whalley have joined the Youth Zone’s Patron Network Fagan & Whalley is a logistics, distribution and warehousing business with its head office in Padiham. Founded in 1927, Fagan & Whalley remains a family business headed up by 5th generation brothers Graham and Stephen Fagan, with 6th generation working in... Read more »

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Tier 3 announcement – BYZ will remain open

        Following this mornings Covid-19 lockdown announcement in Lancashire we just wanted to let you know that we are still open as we have been for the last few months.   If anything changes we will let you know. All sessions are available to book on our website here https://www.blackburnyz.org/book-a-session/   We... Read more »

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Partnership supports young people to Step Up to work & training

Young people who have lost jobs and training placements as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic are to be offered support through a new youth hub partnership called Step Up.  Step Up is for 16 to 24 year olds living in Blackburn with Darwen who are currently not in employment. A partnership between Blackburn with... Read more »

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“By Skill and Hard Work” the BYZ Community thrives through the pandemic to reach the most vulnerable

“By Skill and Hard Work,” the BYZ Community thrives through the pandemic to reach the most vulnerable     COVID has presented many challenges for our country and the world, from a local perspective, things have been tough with greater restrictions and lockdowns. From the 23rd March when the BYZ doors closed to thousands of... Read more »

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