Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 87 AWARDS AND INVESTMENT Triple Success for South Ribble Firms The Write Angle and Conlon Construction found winning success at the Lancashire Business Awards 2016. The communications consultancy, located on Matrix Park, scooped the title of ‘Best PR & Marketing Agency’, whilst Junior Account Director, Katie Beckham, won ‘Female Networker of the Year’. Chairman of construction firm, Michael Conlon, was awarded Business Personality of the Year. Hosted by Downtown in Business, the awards recognise excellence within the Lancashire business community. Evans Vanodine Hailed Export Champion UK Trade & Industry (UKTI) has appointed Evans Vanodine as its latest export champion. The Walton Summit headquartered firm joins a prestigious list of North West exporting stars who help spread the word and encourage overseas trading from within the region. The experienced exporter of cleaning and hygiene chemicals for industrial, animal health, food process and janitorial use ships its products to more than 70 countries across the globe. Peter Thompson, International Sales Manager, will speak at various UKTI seminars and workshops throughout the year to share the company’s success story and help others realise the wealth of opportunities overseas. Lab testing at Evans Vanodine Baxi in National Honours List Baxi’s Genuine Parts team has been named the UK’s 10th best company for customer service, alongside major brands such as Screwfix and Barclaycard. Council Clinches Double Award South Ribble Borough Council has received the Customer Service Excellence Award for its 10th year and the Gold accolade for Investors in People (IIP). Only seven per cent of organisations scoop gold, which recognises a company’s commitment to staff development. Mayor Visits Fast Growth Firm Former mayor of South Ribble, councillor Mary Green, recently met with office and warehouse staff at Leyland-based Cleanall Services during her tour of growing businesses in the borough. Rosebud to Assist Firms in 30th Year Rosebud Finance has pledged to deliver more growth funding to local businesses than ever before, after investing £7m over the last five years. A new fund aimed at smaller firms, dubbed Rosebud Micro, also offers grants between £10,000 and £49,000. Retail Relief Saves Thousands South Ribble Borough Council has helped more than 50 local businesses claim £2,500 in Retail Relief during the last two financial years. The scheme assists with costs associated with occupied retail properties that have a rateable value of £50,000 or less. Boost Extends to 2018 Boost Business Lancashire has pledged a further £7.8m for growth-hungry companies, which will support 3,360 businesses in Lancashire and create 2,000 new jobs. Boost has already assisted 74 businesses in South Ribble. Award-winning agency, The Write Angle NEWS IN BRIEF