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Its a dogs life at Cotton Court

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Our Boss recently brought his house guest into work for the week and what a big softie he is! Alfie entertained a selection of our staff & clients with a few of his tricks. He even managed to show up our own Robert Binns up a couple of times by finding a new master.

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Get Started with Social Media, with Cotton Court and 3ManFactory

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Get to grips with your business’s social media presence

Let us show you how to engage with new and existing customers, increase your website traffic and improve your lead generation.

Cotton Court is hosting social media workshops in conjunction with 3ManFactory. This course is ideal for business owners, freelancers and anyone responsible for customer service, marketing or PR within their organisation that want to take the first steps into social media.

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These courses are hands-on and are carefully structured and designed so that each delegate will leave with complete profiles on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn., and will be linked with other businesses through these pages.

Social media has transformed the way that companies of all sizes interact with their customers. Businesses can use Facebook and Twitter to reach over 30 million users. LinkedIn however is 4 times better for b2b lead generation than Facebook and Twitter.

The facts:

  • 91 % of experienced social marketers have seen improved website traffic due to social media campaigns and 79% are generating more quality leads.
  • 75% of business owners have been put off a particular company due to their poor use of social media.
  • Social media users who receive great service tell an average of 42 people (compared to just 9 for social absentees)
  • 47% of customers are somewhat likely to purchase from a brand that they follow or like
  • 65% of the world’s top companies have an active Twitter profile
  • 90% of marketers use social media channels for business, with 93% of these rating social tools as “important”

These courses are held monthly within our IT Suite.

To book your place, or for more information, please call 01772 507767 or email

Latest offers from Cotton Court

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Conference & Training Space

Stretch your conference budget further and get 1 day FREE! When you book 10 dates, or 1/2  day FREE when you book 5 dates.

Whether you need a meeting room for 2, or a conference for 100+ delegates, Cotton Court can provide the solution. Our fully equipped suites feature the latest interactive audio-visual equipment, Wi-Fi, and internet ready PCs with onsite IT support; plus a full range of catering options and a dedicated member of out professional team to ensure that your event is a success.

Conference Space info

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Permanent Desk Space

New year, New start! from £25 per week

If you have made New Year’s resolutions to reduce overheads, work more efficiently, build your business networks then why not take advantage of our latest offer?

Desk space allows businesses, individuals or occasional professionals to the Preston areaa cost-effective method of working within a business environment, without the large overheads. It enables users to conduct business obligations in a comfortable workspace, whilst presenting a professional appearance through a prestigious business address.

Permanent Desk Space info

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Social Media Course – £99*

1/2 PRICE COURSE. When 2+ people book together

Explore how social media for businesses can’t be ignored in today’s ever changing society.

Get your social media working for you

Staff Linkedin Profiles

Cotton Court Linkedin page

Cotton Court Twitter page

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3ManFactory Shortlisted for Creative Agency of the Year

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Great to hear our Customers and Friends 3ManFactory have been shortlisted for Creative Agency of the year! What a year they’ve had after moving into offices with us and just the other week were finalists at the E3 Business Awards

The Red Rose Awards is the event where Lancashire business, commerce and industry are celebrated. Being Lancashire born and bred ourselves, we can’t wait to join the party at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens next month.

We wish them the best of luck and hope to see the trophy proudly displayed within there office!!

See more of what they do at 3ManFactory Website

Cotton Court joins winners & finalists at the E3 Business Awards

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Great night at the E3 Business Awards last night. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!

Around 700 guests from the North West business community attended the first multicultural E3 Business Award ceremony at the Reebok Stadium.  Our director, Robert, was part of the independent judging panel of entrepreneurs and business experts.


The winners were:

Business of the Year: Hockley International;

Employer of the Year: Fazila Foods;

Investment in Skills of the Year: Bank View Smile Studios;

Business Innovation of the Year: Mole Group;

Business Education Collaboration of the Year: NCC Resources;

Manufacturing Business of the Year: Designer Sofas 4 U;

International Business of the Year: Checkpoint Safety;

Sustainable Buisiness of the Year: Roaming Roosters;

Oustanding Woman in Business: Gail Hounslea, Wardworth;

Young Enterpreneur of the Year: Ria Meera Munshi, Ri Ri’s Dance Academy;

High Growth Business of the Year: Renewable Solutions UK;

New Business Start-Up of the Year: Staff Absence Solutions.

The evening concluded with a keynote speech by entrepreneur David Atherton, and a personal achievement award for Robina Mann, the founder of Blackburn-based clothing company, Amir Hosiery.

Please find below link to a snapshot of this years awards ceremony

E3 Business Awards Video

Keeping up with people is a real Tweet – LEP Article

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We made it into the Lancashire Evening Post!

Mentioned as one of the most interesting and worthwhile to follow in lancashire!

We have made the list in last nights Lancashire Evening Post article rubbed shoulders with Kirsty Henshaw (Dragons Den), Frank McKenna (Downtown in Business), Freddie Flintoff & Northwest Air Abulance to name just a few.

Read the article online at: Keeping up with people is a real Tweet – Article


Thank Frank its Friday – Mention

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Just read the Downtown in Business Thank Frank its Friday post. Have you? Our very own Jon Nutten – Building Manager was asked to complete “Who are yer?” for the latest instalment from Downtown in Business weekly newsletter.

Find out how Jon answered and shed some light on what he enjoys getting up to in his spare time.

Thank Frank its Friday – Downtown in Business

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Cotton Court wins Bronze Green Tourism Award

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We are proud to announce that we received Bronze Award from Green Tourism for our continued commitment to sustainability.

This year we plan too:

Continuing our efforts into 2013, and are always for looking for new ways to further improve our practices. We already have a number of changes and schemes planned for this year, including:
– Offering our customers a Fairtrade refreshment option
– Using locally sourced food and catering, thus reducing food miles
– Promoting use of car sharing, public transport, walking and cycling
– Continue our drive to reduce, reuse and recycle!

This award recognises our compliance in keeping our premises and surrounding areas clean and tidy, recycling, and reducing our Co2 emissions. In 2012, we have installed water saving devices in all toilets, reducing our water consumption by 30%; promoting the use of stairs instead of the lift – walking up the stairs just 2 minutes per day burns approximately 20 calories and helps the environment.

Stay up to date with our changes on Twitter: Follow us @CottonCourt


A Great Valentines Deal from at Cotton Studios!

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Valentine’s Photoshoot For One or Two With Four Prints and Two Digital Images for £19 at Cotton Studios (90% Off)

Cotton Studios are passionate about photography.They take great pride in the photos we produce for you, and love to see your reaction when we deliver your pictures.

They have partnered with Groupon to offer another fantastic deal


  • Professional photography studio
  • Offers portraiture plus model and glamour shoots
  • Preston city centre location
  • onsite parking

The Deal

  • Boudoir photoshoot for one, or boudoir or classic shoot for two
  • Three outfit changes allowed
  • Personal cinematic viewing
  • Four 8” x 6” prints
  • Two digital images
  • Receive a 8″ x 6″ print with every digital image purchased
  • 25% off canvases

RRP £195.00

Expires 22 March 2013

To purchase this great offer please follow the link below:

To find out more please call: 01772 367500 or