Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 86 The Business Newsletter of South Ribble Borough Council AWARDS AND INVESTMENT Amazon Deal Delivers for South Ribble Global retail giant, Amazon, has agreed a 10-year deal to take a 168,000 sq ft unit at Leyland’s Lancashire Business Park. The new logistics centre, off Centurion Way, directly employs 25 staff and works with more than 250 drivers from ten South Ribble firms. Launched in 2012, Amazon Logistics is an in-house courier service that uses local firms to distribute packages seven days a week from delivery hubs and sorting centres throughout the UK. South Ribble Council Leader, said: “The borough already boasts some world market leaders and I’m delighted to be able to welcome another in Amazon. Businesses are eager to invest in the area thanks to our superb location with excellent accessibility and space to grow. “We are enhancing South Ribble as a place to live, the skilled workforce in the area is expanding and our growing customer base will bring new opportunities. That’s why we enjoy the best job creation rates in the North West and I believe the arrival of Amazon is a further vote of confidence in the area.” With a further 28 acres available at Farington, interest in sheds from potential occupiers remains high. Trucks Team Scoops Supply Chain Win Leyland Trucks was crowned Supply Chain Champion of the Year at the Best Factory Awards 2015 for outstanding performance. The Leyland-based manufacturer produces more than 15,000 individually-specified DAF trucks each year that are shipped to markets across Europe, Central America, Taiwan and Australia. The judges credited the firm’s supply chain strength and its ability to build an extensive range of vehicles to exacting specification within very fast lead times. Bryan Sitko, Managing Director at Leyland Trucks, said: “We’re thrilled to receive this accolade. It’s a genuine reflection of the hard work and commitment of every one of our employees. “Our supply chain is critical to our success, so we must pay tribute to each link in this chain, both in the UK and further afield, who each contribute to the quality of our vehicles and the international reputation of our brand. It is this team work which is testament to British manufacturing at its best.” The Leyland Trucks team collecting their award The new Amazon warehouse VALUE Fantastic value for money for investors TO FIND OUT MORE CONTACT OUR ENTERPRISE TEAM ON 1772 625567 South Ribble Set for BIBAs Glory Five firms in South Ribble are in the running for eight prizes at the Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs). Bamber Bridge-based Conlon Construction has been shortlisted for Construction Business of the Year, Business of the Year and Excellence in CSR. Perfect Recruitment, located on Matrix Park, is also in line for Business Person of the Year and Micro Business of the Year. Other finalists include Ainscough Training, St Catherine’s Hospice and Lancashire Sport Partnership. The awards take place on 16 September 2016 at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.