Business Matters

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the thriving Preston & the Fylde areas, where business always matters

Pet care translation contract
Preston-based Lifeline Language Services is helping Chorley-based Group55 communicate in its export markets. With its three brands – Animology, DogStar and Strikeback – Group55 manufactures products that protect and care for families and pets, exporting to over 50 countries around the world. Lifeline Language Services will provide translation of packaging and instructions for Group55 products into a variety of languages.

Nationwide recruitment drive
Award winning Inchcape Retail UK, which owns H.A. Fox Jaguar in Ashton on Ribble, has further enhanced its technician package to attract 350 more technicians. Having already been recognised as the 2016 No.1 Big Company to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100, the new package will include a pay rise, set working hours and bonuses. Chief Executive James Brearley believes its technicians play a critical role in the success of the business.

New commercial director
Experienced property and commercial solicitor Ross Wellman is celebrating his 30th year as a lawyer with a move to Vincents Solicitors. Ross has been appointed head of the commercial department for the law firm, headquartered at Winckley Square in Preston. A previously listed Legal 500 lawyer, Ross will head up the 10-strong commercial department, looking after clients’ commercial property acquisitions, disputes and disposals, corporate, contractual and employment issues.

Tournament comes to Preston
This year’s prestigious William Hunt Trilby Tour took place at Preston Golf Club. A nationwide amateur event, it is open to anyone on a first come first served basis, with some qualifying rounds. The top 10 entrants go on to play in the final in Hull this September and the top four played off to decide Champion of Lancashire. The event was sponsored by UK Carline.

Outstanding care
Preston-based Greater Lancashire Hospital (GLH) has secured an outstanding rating in its first Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, with the overall evaluation for the facility being classed as good. From its onsite investigations, the main independent regulator of all health and social care services in England also stated: ‘we saw that staff were responsive, kind and respectful, while patients received compassionate care and were treated with dignity and respect’.

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