Unlocking Lancashire’s Business Potential

Rowan, Cowgills and HSBC have joined forces to hear from some of the entrepreneurs who make Lancashire tick.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus/COVID19, this event has been postponed. Further details on dates to follow.

Chaired by award-winning journalist Chris Maguire, the early evening event will hear from two multi-sector panels of successful and innovative Lancashire businesses, speaking about their growth journeys and the role that Lancashire had to play in their success.

The discussion will look at everything from raising investment, going international, future-proofing, the secret of family businesses, successful recruiting, to life post-Brexit.

Confirmed Speakers:

Patrick Mroczack, Co-Founder and CEO, Nutree Life

Patrick founded Nutree Life with his son, Adam, and is dedicated to providing innovative, nutritional vegan health products

Khalid Saifullah, Managing Director, Star Tissue UK

Star Tissue is one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products. Family owned, they run from their custom built production facility in East Lancs.

Sarah Page, Managing Director, Plumbs

Plumbs are a 4th generation, family owned loose covers, re-upholstery and curtain business. Sarah, a 3rd generation member of the family, has been at the helm since 2009.

Darren Hill, CEO, Thompson Contracts

Thompsons are a Private Equity backed, previously family-owned shopfitters & building contractors, boasting clients such as Prezzo, Albert Schloss, Euro Garages and Starbucks to name a few.

Emma Russell, Managing Director, Alfa Travel

Alfa Travel are an employee-owned tour operator based in Euxton, and have been in operation for over 30 years. The business offers coach tours, hotel breaks, river cruises, entertainment breaks and more.

Charlie Denwood, Managing Director, Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions have over 20 years’ experience in providing strategic, end-to-end technical solutions to Pharmacies. This includes IT solutions, software development and best-in-breed systems integration.

Stephen Johnson, Founder & Director, ROQ

ROQ specialise in making software work. Delivering strategic software testing solutions to their clients from the world-class ‘Test-Lab’. Solutions include test automation, performance testing, functional testing and more.

Andrew Turner MBE, Chairman, Chorley Group

Andrew founded Chorley Group as a family business back in 1989 and has successfully grown the business across the North West as well as internationally. Andrew was recognised in the Royal Honours list in 2019 for services to the community.

Paul Mathison, CEO, Create Construction

Based in Blackpool, Create Construction are a privately owned comprehensive construction service business, primarily operating in the Student Accommodation, Private Rental and Hotel Sectors.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Kim Waite on kim.waite@rowangroup.uk.com