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166 jobs in balance with Tangerine factory closure

Blackpool sweet manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery is to close one of its two manufacturing sites in the town, risking 166 jobs. The firm, which ranked 20th in Lancashire Business View’s list of high-grossing companies, earned £169m last year but has now…

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TV’s Restoration Man supports local construction awards

The Construction Development Alliance has announced the Channel 4’s George Clarke will host its 2014 awards. The CDA Awards take place on 21 May at St Mary’s Chambers in Rawtenstall and will be hosted by the architect and host of…

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Seafood Pub Company begins work on £500,000 addition

The Seafood Pub Company is opening its fifth pub in less than three years. A £500,000 refurbishment programme has already started at The Barley Mow in the Pendle village of Barley – four miles from the Seafood Pub Company’s second…

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Inenco creates 100 jobs

Fylde-based energy analyst Inenco has unveiled the latest stage of its expansion plan, including the creation of 100 jobs in Lancashire. The firm is recruiting staff for its Inenco Direct division. They will work in St Annes and support the…

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Andrew Industries sells subsidiaries for £50m

Andrew Industries Limited, a manufacturing group headquartered in Altham has completed a £50m deal to sell six businesses within its filtration division to Lydall Inc, a US listed business. The deal involves subsidiaries operating in the UK, USA and China,…

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Double deal joy for Clean Air Power

Clean Air Power has announced two new orders this week, securing one at home and another abroad. The Leyland-based company, a developer and global leader in dual-fuel engine management systems for heavy duty vehicles, announces that it received an order…

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Promethean lands major US deal

Promethean World, the Blackburn-based interactive learning technology specialist, has been selected as the exclusive provider of interactive display systems for 10,000 classrooms to the Miami-Dade County public schools district. Promethean will provide its ActivBoard Touch system and its ActivInspire software and…

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DCC Healthcare acquires Universal for £13m

Kirkham-based Universal Products Manufacturing Limited has been acquired by DCC Healthcare as it looks to strengthen its health and beauty division. The company, which ranked 46th in Lancashire Business View’s most recent Hot 100, is a contract manufacturer of personal care creams…

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£3.3m Weavers’ Triangle transformation under way

The third phase of works transforming the Weavers’ Triangle On the Banks is set to start early next month, with a £1.3m public square at Sandygate and a £2m highway and public realm improvement scheme, to create a welcoming gateway…

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