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Cleanbake secures lucrative bakery deal

A Lancashire company has secured the UK licence to introduce Spanish manufacturer Coatresa’s Testrong Industrial Bakeware, a new generation of non-stick coatings, specifically developed for the bakery and pastry industry. Cleanbake has a turnover £5.5m and employs 63 in its…

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Cable lays foundations for manufacturing growth in Lancashire

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable drove home the Coalition government’s commitment to supporting British industry during a fact-finding visit to a Lancashire truck maker. He said it was working to re-balance the economy – with Lancashire’s “world-class” manufacturers well-placed to play…

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Matalan boosts profits despite dip in revenues

Matalan, the Skelmersdale retailer, has seen profits increase despite a small fall in turnover. The company, which ranks at number 2 in Lancashire Business View’s Fab 500 index of the county’s biggest revenue earners, saw revenues dip to £309.5m in…

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Turning up the gas for student safety

S&S Northern has launched a comprehensive range of gas safety equipment for use in laboratories in UK schools, colleges and universities. The range consists of four gas pressure proving systems to meet all laboratory requirements, alongside a carbon dioxide detector…

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Preston ponders city deal

Preston has been invited by the government to bid for City Deal status, which will open up channels of cash and control to improve business and create jobs. Preston is likely to bid for City Deal status, which could earn…

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Network rail unveils 1bn revamp plans

Network Rail has announced that it is to invest £1bn in improving infrastructure across the North West, including more frequent trains and better connectivity for Lancashire towns. Network Rail has unveiled its five-year, £1bn plan to improve train links across…

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Manufacturers enjoy resurgence

Manufacturing firms in Lancashire have seen an upturn in business in the final quarter of 2012, according to the latest figures from the Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Economic Survey, produced in association with Moore & Smalley Chartered Accountants and Business…

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Cable company lays foundations for growth

Cabling specialist Concordia Technologies, Burnley, has acquired the accessories business Appliversal from Renfrewshire Electronics. The business will become part of Concordia Technologies and will operate and distribute from the Concordia headquarters at Hapton, Burnley. Established for more than 30 years,…

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County’s £65m golf victory

Independent research commissioned by Open Championship organiser, The R&A, has shown that last year’s event at Royal Lytham & St Annes (above) delivered a £65m benefit to Lancashire. The headline figure includes £28m spent on spectators, organisers, sponsors, the media…

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