Carrington Business Park celebrates Silver Anniversary
09/26/2011

Every cloud has a silver lining as a Manchester business park born out of the 1980s recession has proven.
Carrington Business Park’s silver anniversary celebrations this autumn are in stark contrast to the mood surrounding the area a generation ago.

Online PR News – 26-September-2011 – – 20 Sep 2011
Carrington Business Park celebrates Silver Anniversary
Every cloud has a silver lining as a Manchester business park born out of the 1980s recession has proven.
Carrington Business Park’s silver anniversary celebrations this autumn are in stark contrast to the mood surrounding the area a generation ago.
Back in the mid 1980’s around 1,000 jobs were lost as Shell downsized its regional headquarters. However, in the past 25 years the Park’s 22-acre site has seen thousands of jobs and more than 500 businesses come through its doors, some who are still there.
Janet Smith, General Manager of Carrington Business Park said: “This is a real triumph for the people of Carrington as well as the region.”
“Shell remained committed to the people of Manchester by opening this Park as a wholly owned subsidiary and it has greatly benefited the local economy. We are all proud of what has been achieved since 1986 and we are still going from strength to strength.
Currently the Park provides space for more than 80 businesses, employing approximately 600 staff, and over the years has forged strong links within the local community. It was formed as an Enterprise Agency and all profits are ploughed back into the Park for the benefit of all licensees.
Janet added: “I believe part of our success has been the great flexibility and services we offer, as well as priding ourselves on being very understanding of our Licensees individual situations and requirements. We’ve got to know our businesses so well and our door is always open to them.”
To celebrate the accolade more than 150 invited guests will attend a lunch at Carrington Business Park on Thursday, October 6.
Janet added: “It’s an event we are all looking forward to where we will raise a glass or two to the next 25 years.”
Pic: (left to right) Matthew Ellis (Carrington Business Park’s Estates Manager), Paul Appleton (Carrington Business Park’s Finance Manager), Janet Smith (Carrington Business Park’s General Manager), Peter Broadbent (Proprietor of Transoil Laboratory)
Peter Broadbent, Proprietor of Transoil Laboratory, who have been at Carrington Business Park since it opened, receives champagne for 25 years service to the Park from Janet Smith, General Manager of Carrington Business Park.
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