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Longridge Timber branch out into Preston

John & Sue Cornthwaite

Whittingham based Timber Merchants Longridge Timber have expanded into the centre of Preston, having recently opened a new depot on Ribbleton Lane.

The family owned business has been servicing the Longridge trade since 2006 and is well established in the area.

The expansion has created six new jobs. With trading started on 1st February the site is already proving popular with local joiners and tradesmen due to its convenient location.

With a clear vision to become market leaders in timber, Longridge Timber pride themselves on service and quality. They stock the highest quality imported and home grown timber.

Managing Director John Cornthwaite who runs the company with his wife Sue said “As well as being able to service a wider area of Preston it will also prove to be more convenient for existing loyal customers, both trade and domestic, who will be warmly welcomed at the new site.

We have been looking for quite a while now for the most suitable location, although we deliver in the North West it is important to have a location that is convenient for our customers to visit, see the quality of our wood for themselves and also to be able to make use of our on-site cutting service”.

Sue added “These are exciting times for Longridge Timber. To now be part of the wider Preston economy, as a small business we are proud to be expanding and welcoming new colleagues along with new customers. Our long serving employees are taking their knowledge to town! Although we are growing we will never lose sight of what matters – the consistent high quality of all our wood is at the heart of Longridge Timber.”

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.