A FAMILY owned timber company has expanded into Clitheroe, creating new jobs which the company hopes can be filled by local people.

The new site in Twin Brooks Business Park is the third to be opened by Longridge Timber, which already has branches in Longridge and Preston.

The company is owned by married couple John and Sue Cornthwaite, who worked with commercial law firm Napthens to open the new Clitheroe site.

Mr Cornthwaite said: “I’ve worked with Napthens for my entire business life and from day one they’ve demonstrated a clear understanding of our business and the way we like to operate.

"Throughout the process of identifying and securing this new location, they played a key role and we are confident this new base will serve our business needs exactly.

“In what has been a difficult year for many, I am proud that with this move we are able to create new jobs for local people in the area.

"We have ambitions to continue expanding and look forward to working with Napthens and its commercial property team again in the future.”

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John and Sue Cornthwaite 

Founded in 2007, Longridge Timber imports and sells structural grade timber across the North West.

Having opened a second branch in Preston in 2018, Mr and Mrs Cornthwaite were advised by associate solicitor Matthew Parr on purchasing the new space in Clitheroe.

Mr Parr said: “Having opened its second premises in Preston just a few years ago Longridge Timber saw another opportunity in East Lancashire.

The business owners, John and Sue, had observed that more and more customers were working across Ribble Valley and East Lancashire, and we were happy to advise in connection with the opening of the new site in the area that would enable the business to support its clients across the whole of the county.

“The nature of the business presented some specific requirements, such as the amount and type of space needed and necessity for proximity to other businesses, such as builder merchants.

"With the opening of two new premises in just three years, it’s clear Longridge Timber has strong growth ambitions and we look forward to advising them again in the future.”

To find out more, go to: https://www.longridgetimber.co.uk/.