Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for economic development has been visiting businesses in the Preston New Road area to highlight their work.
County Councillor Michael Green, Cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning, visited a series of businesses along Preston New Road to see the work of small and medium-sized companies in the area.
He was joined by Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.
They visited Ma Bakers, the World of Water aquatic centre, Knights K9 kennels, the Meadow Green cattery and the Fylde Grooming Parlour.
Councillor Green said: “You’ll find some great businesses along Preston New Road, and while we know that fracking and related protests are making headlines in this area, it’s important to me that we can highlight other companies, who are working hard to build
“Our message is clear – there are lots of fantastic businesses along here, including many family-owned ones, which are well worth visiting.
“I’ve had a wonderful visit to them today and I’d encourage people to do the same, as it helps to create local jobs and brings money into the local economy.”
Babs Murphy, Chief Executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “I have been extremely impressed by these upstanding businesses. Their sheer determination to offer a first class service, despite operating in challenging trading conditions created by recent protestor actions, is an inspiration to us all.”