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New jobs created as major firm moves to Rossendale

Published on September 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm

A major manufacturing firm is relocating to Rossendale in a multi-million pound move, that will create new jobs, after receiving help from Rossendale Council.

Melba Swintex is in the process of moving into a semi-derelict, vacant site in Stubbins which it is renovating and refurbishing with over £5m of investment.

The Council has worked with the company through its Invest in Rossendale programme, which has helped them benefit from NNDR business rates relief.

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Rossendale businesses praised as Gü founder shares his secrets of success

Published on September 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Sweet supremo James Averdieck served up the secrets of his success to business owners keen to learn from his experience.

The second Invest in Rossendale evening, a joint event between Rossendale Borough Council and Valley at Work, which connects local businesses, was held at The Riverside in Whitworth.

With food and drink becoming a booming area in Rossendale, the founder of Gü Desserts, who now runs healthy vegan venture The Coconut Collaborative, explained his recipe to riches was to first have ‘a good idea’.

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Plethora of business advice and support on offer at borough’s premier business event

Published on August 16, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Boost Business Lancashire will be manning one of several stands to give advice and support to businesses at this year’s Invest in Rossendale celebration.

Other confirmed business support stands at the September event include Marketing Lancashire , Rossendale Works  and University of Central Lancashire. More to be confirmed shortly.

This year’s keynote speak is GÜ founder James Averdieck.

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GÜ dessert founder to headline borough’s premier celebration of business

Published on June 10, 2019 at 3:24 pm

James Averdieck, who founded the Gü dessert empire, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Rossendale Celebration of business event.

After a successful first event last year, Valley At Work and Rossendale Council have joined forces once again to put on an event to celebrate and support business in the borough.

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Former Dragons’ Den star launches Invest in Rossendale

Published on September 10, 2018 at 5:15 pm

A dragon returned to his roots to breathe fire into a new initiative to support, promote and boost businesses in Rossendale.

The Rossendale Council-led scheme Invest in Rossendale was launched at The Riverside in Whitworth by Bacup-born Piers Linney.

An audience of 180 people listened intently as Piers outlined his career from failing his 11-plus to succeeding as a millionaire investor.

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Ekah Foundation invests in Rossendale

Published on August 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

We are pleased to announce that the Rossendale-based Ekah Foundation has come on board as the sponsor of our Invest in Rossendale launch on September 6.

Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney is the guest speaker at the event at which takes palce at The Riverside, Whitworth, from 5pm to 8.30pm.

The foundation explains more about what it does and why it is backing Invest in Rossendale.

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Dragon returns to his former den for business event

Published on July 30, 2018 at 9:43 am

Dragons’ Den star Piers Linney will return to the place which “moulded” him to officially launch an initiative to promote Rossendale as an attractive location for businesses.

The entrepreneur, who attended Fearns School in Bacup, began his career delivering newspapers in the borough.

He is now a director at the Government-owned British Business Bank, which has invested billions in small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK, and champions small businesses.

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