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Two Rosettes for four-star Ribby Hall Village

The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village has received a superior four-star accreditation from the AA while the Brasserie at The Spa Hotel received two AA Rosettes. The AA recognises around 4,000 hotels across Britain and Ireland and the merit…

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£3.5m care home planned for Colne

Silk Healthcare has announced intentions to develop a branch of its care home business in Colne, investing £3.5m and creating around 80 jobs. The Barnsley-based firm already runs the Heather Grange care home in Burnley. Now Silk has now submitted…


Oswaldtwistle to splash Mary Portas cash

A collective of Oswaldtwistle companies is set to launch a ‘shop local’ initiative in a bid to attract more shoppers and businesses to the town. The Mary Portas Pilot, a UK-wide government initiative to revamp flagging town centres, will invest…


Marsden Rawsthorn administration details revealed

Details have been revealed about the administration of Preston and Chorley solicitors Marsden Rawsthorn earlier this year. Marsden Rawsthorn owed £4.3m to the Royal Bank of Scotland and a further £500,000 to unsecured creditors and folded in February. Following a management…


Goody Good Stuff secures 27th export market

Heysham-based healthy sweets business, Goody Good Stuff, has expanded its global reach, moving into the Egyptian market – the company’s 27th to date. The Red Rose Awards nominated firm was established in 2010 and produces confectionery suitable for the majority of dietary…


MP explores university’s business links

MP Eric Ollerenshaw visited Lancaster University with members of the city’s business community to find out how the higher education institution is supporting regional firms. The MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood attended the event at the University, which was geared at highlighting…


Crown finds buyer for 12 stores

Family-run Blackburn optical firm Crown Eyeglass has sold 12 of its stores to Vision Express, after the owner of the business stated he may have to close the operation down. Founder Joseph Lee, now 81, had been looking for a…


Matalan to support Bangladesh factory collapse victims

Skelmersdale-based discount retailer Matalan has offered assistance to the victims of the factory collapse in Bangladesh, where some suppliers had previously produced its clothing. The eight-storey Rana Plaz garment factory collapsed last week, killing at least 386 and injuring more than 2,500.…


Meltech gears up for growth

Two new managing directors have been appointed at specialist engineering group Meltech to prepare for continued growth and to meet specific customer requirements. Helen Williams has been promoted from manufacturing director to managing director of Meltech Engineering and Peter Drever…

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