5 businessinsouthribble.com GROWTH AND SUPPORT Momentum Reaches New High for Roundhouse Huge demand for quality commercial space in South Ribble has helped Roundhouse Properties sell or let all 42 units at Momentum Business Centre, just 10 months after construction began. Deals at the 33,032 sq ft business park comprised two lets and 18 sales, with new tenants including campervan conversion experts, Rhino Installs, security specialist, Traders Warehouse, GPS car tracker fitters, Trackerfit, digital agency, Forepoint, vehicle vinyl wrapping company, Whittle Graphics, online camera retailer, Foto Sense and promotional merchandise firm, Ad Options. Jeremy Lefton, managing director at Roundhouse Momentum Developments, said: “This development has been a great success story, attracting a wealth of new businesses from varying sectors to the area, creating a real community, along with improving occupational demand for the area. “As we continue to see good lettings and sales momentum across our office portfolio, to meet demand, we are currently looking for further sites across the borough to replicate the business village models.” The Council has just a few remaining opportunities at Roundhouse. See www.businessinsouthribble.com/ find-premises to find out more. Caravan Company Expands Empire Campbells Caravans, based in Lostock Hall, has opened a new showroom in Blackburn after investing £100,000 to renovate and expand the site. The new premises builds on the family run business’ 50-year heritage and increases stock holding and geographical reach. The Blackburn showroom employs 25 staff across sales, dispatch and servicing teams. Daniel Campbell, director at Campbells Caravans, said: “We’re excited to launch our new showroom. People travel far and wide to find the perfect caravan or motorhome. Having a showroom in Blackburn will allow us to broaden our scope in the new and used caravan sector, enabling us to help our customers find the right vehicle to suit their needs and lifestyle.” The company’s expansion mirrors the popularity for staycations and rising demand across the UK caravan market. Local Entrepreneur’s Business Dream Turned Reality Sally Bennett first spotted a gap in the market for handmade British products whilst studying Mandarin in China. In response, the 27-year-old from Longton, launched ‘Beanmade Candles’ after teaching herself to create the products and is now selling to markets in Shanghai. Sally’s start-up journey was aided through Boost Business Lancashire’s Growth Support Programme, which provides one-to-one coaching on developing a business. Sally explained: “I found out about Boost after attending a networking event and the support has been really valuable. The workshops have taught me to ‘think bigger’ and enabled me to see all the opportunities. It’s also helped me to plan. As a new business owner, I didn’t really have anybody to ask – when you start a new job you have a boss – but when it’s just you it’s different.” For more information, visit boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk. Space at Enterprise Zone up for Grabs Colliers International is helping to boost economic growth by attracting high-tech manufacturing businesses to Samlesbury Enterprise Zone (EZ). The real estate advisory firm is marketing up to one million sq ft of space that can accommodate units ranging from 20,000 sq ft to 350,000 sq ft. The 123 acre site is expected to create 10,000 jobs in total. To find out more about the scheme and the space available, visit www. businessinsouthribble.com/great- locations/samlesbury-enterprise- zone. Mentoring Boosts Business Growth Leyland-based KDN Fire Protection has created two new jobs and won major contracts after receiving sales mentoring from Boost Business Lancashire. The company, which supplies, installs and maintains fire security products, identified a need to improve its sales processes and branding, and was supported through the Growth Mentoring Programme. KDN founder, Deborah Hinds, explained: “Our mentor, Stephen Leishman, identified that I had a really good grasp of how to sell to people but I regularly failed at the closing stages, so we set about working on solutions, giving real life examples that were relevant to me. “I found his mentoring really refreshing and it excited me to get out there and try it on a few of my clients, one of which has just invited us to tender for a £180,000 contract over three years, all because of the tried and tested questions that Stephen got me to practice.” Growth Mentoring is a fully funded programme delivered by community and business partners and Orvia. For more information, visit boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk. L-R Nicola Hinds, Andrew Hinds and Deborah Hinds of KDN Fire Protection Sally Bennett of Beanmade Candles