Entries by Paul Woodburn

Are you missing out on R&D tax relief?

If you think that R&D tax relief is only available for high-tech companies employing lab-based scientists in white coats, a trip down to the farm will convince you otherwise. Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm in West Lancashire is now home to the UK’s only Shaun the Sheep farm attraction. It opened its doors to visitors last […]

Nutrition specialist’s appetite for growth

A PRESTON family business set up two years ago to specialise in plant-based protein foods is going from strength to strength, with the support of WNJ. NutreeLife won the prestigious Be Inspired in Business Award (BIBA) for best new business earlier this month. And its team are hard at work planning for their move into […]

Tributes to WNJ founder Michael Johnson

Tributes have been paid to Michael Johnson, one of the founders of WNJ, who has passed away at the age of 81 after a short illness. Michael, who was once the youngest Chartered Accountant in the UK, was also a former director at Preston North End, chairman of the Preston Musical Comedy Society and president […]

Giving Lancashire businesses a Boost

WNJ has underlined its strong commitment to helping Lancashire companies grow by joining the Boost & Co group. Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and as a member of the group we’re backing its important work across the county. Since 2013, Boost has helped more than 5,000 Lancashire businesses to grow, creating more than 2,200 […]

New era for city nightspot

One of Preston’s best-known city centre nightspots is under new ownership. Baluga Bar in the Miller Arcade was bought for an undisclosed sum by Ryan Peake, Nick Carter and Hiran Panchel. The trio of DJs, who have all worked at the venue as entertainment managers in the past, were advised on the deal by WNJ. […]