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James Hargreaves splashes out on £250,000 Blackpool site

James Hargreaves Plumbing Depot is set to open a new £250,000 home on the Fylde coast – the fast-growing company’s 33rd branch to date. The first phase of the Blackpool branch – a trade counter – will be up and…

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Meltech forges ahead with a raft of new business wins

Blackburn-based Meltech CRE has secured a raft of new business wins with a combined value of more than £2.2m. Company orders have grown significantly during 2013, with an influx of new orders from Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands, which will…


Telecoms expert welcomes broadband roll-out

A leading telecommunications provider has welcomed the decision to increase the levels of investment in super-fast broadband across the North West. Rob Scott, Managing Director of Barrowford-based Denwa Communications, says the news that BT will be expanding its high-speed fibre…


Pension warning for Lancashire businesses

A leading pension adviser is warning Lancashire businesses not to delay in preparing themselves for the introduction of automatic workplace pensions. Companies with between 62 and 89 employees are this month receiving their staging date letters as the Government continues…


BAKO North Western acquires BAKO London & South East

Preston-based bakery supplier BAKO North Western has acquired partner organisation BAKO London & South East, along with its subsidiaries LBBA Ltd and Anglian Bakery & Catering Suppliers Ltd. BAKO’s board and management team believe the joining of two of BAKO’s…


Fort Vale bids to build on Award success

East Lancashire engineering firm Fort Vale is targeting further export success after receiving their latest Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Simonstone-based precision valve manufacturer was presented with the award for Enterprise in International Trade 2013 from the Vice Lord Lieutenant…


Stamp of approval for Burnley-based renewables specialist

The Low Carbon Energy Company has gained national independent accreditation for its services from The Carbon Trust. Consumers use the scheme to ensure energy efficient equipment and renewable technology suppliers are meeting national and international standards. It provides independent validation…


Hillendale acquires Bolton Jaguar dealership

Land Rover dealership Hillendale has opened its first Jaguar showroom in Bolton. Based at Lomeshaye Business Park in Nelson, the firm has expanded into the Jaguar dealership franchise with the acquisition of Stratstone Jaguar in Bolton from Pendragon Group for…


CPUK seals £6.7m residential contract

Skelmersdale-based Construction Partnership UK is to start work on a £6.7m housing project near Oldham – five years after it was originally appointed to build homes on the site. The original plan to create homes on the Lumb Mill development…

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