Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 84 The Business Newsletter of South Ribble Borough Council GROWING POTENTIAL South Ribble Firm Inspires Britain Sliders UK, a leading manufacturer of secure bi-folding, patio and composite doors, has made a prestigious list of 1,000 companies that inspire Britain. Compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group, the report celebrates some of the fastest growing and most dynamic SMEs. Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, said: “High growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and growth properly supported with appropriate finance.” Leyland Trucks Breaks Vehicle Milestone Leyland Trucks has celebrated production of its 400,000th commercial vehicle. The achievement comes as the local firm celebrates 20 years as the UK market leader for commercial vehicle registrations above six tonnes. The DAF XF 460 FTP tractor unit was handed over to its customer, Carr’s Flour of Silloth, in a presentation as the vehicle rolled off the production line. Bryan Sitko, Managing Director at Leyland Trucks, said: “We’re very proud to have reached such a significant landmark. We have a long history of design and manufacturing locally and we are a true community of expertise. “Leyland is a testament of our credentials as a nation, competing with the world’s best in the automotive sector. We have positive proof that a skilled British workforce can design and produce the highest quality commercial vehicles.” James Fisher Wins Multi-Million Pound Decommissioning Contract James Nuclear Fisher, in Bamber Bride, has secured a four-year contract with Magnox to decommission the largest reactor core at the former Winfrith nuclear power plant in Dorset. The company will design and deliver a facility to segment and package the reactor core of the redundant steam generating heavy water reactor. It is one of the largest value projects of its kind to be awarded in the UK in recent years. ModuMan® remote handling hydraulic manipulator Leyland Trucks production team The Dry Fusion range from Wrennalls Group Leyland Firm Lands BBC Contract Wrennalls Group, the specialist in carpet, fabric and floor care services, has secured a contract with the BBC. The Leyland-headquartered firm is supplying Dry Fusion products, the market-leading carpet cleaning system and training national facility management staff to effectively deliver carpet cleaning services. The ongoing contract covers four properties within the BBC estate spanning more than 500,000 sq ft and includes Broadcasting House and Television Centre in London. Wrennalls Group supplies commercial, industrial and domestic carpet, flooring and upholstery services and has contracts across public and private sectors. The company, which has been operating for more than 30 years, also supplies overseas as far as Australia.