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The Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency Team
The Board    
Chairman  Martin Hill  Retired (ICI) 
Co Secretary John Taylor Steele & Son Solicitors, Clitheroe
Executive Director Aileen Evans  
  Richard Cornish Ingham & York, Clitheroe
  Martin Hoare Marbill Developments (Sabden) Ltd
  Andrew Rotham Mayes Business Partners
  John Thornton retired (Barclays Bank)
  Howard Blackburn retired (Dugdale Nutrition)
The Team  
  Aileen Evans Executive Director 
  Pat Wallis Assistant Director
  David Ball Business Adviser
  Joyce Livesey Business Adviser
  Eileen Hirst Business Adviser/Trainer

Comment from Martin Hoare

"Having been associated with the Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency for a number of years, I have been impressed by the amount of work carried out by a very small team.

"The main function is to provide information and help to people wishing to start up companies. Many people have excellent business ideas but struggle with the legal and financial details involved in starting up. The Agency provides help and advice to such embryonic companies helping them to get 'on their feet' more easily. I think their logo 'Opening Doors' says it all.

"One small but fascinating area of their work is with the yearly contest between school teams in the Young Enterprise Competition. Here, teams of Year 11 pupils from local schools compete against each other to develop a product/idea and build a business around it. I have acted as a judge on a number of occasions and I am always amazed at the ideas, talents and sheer hard work of the contestants (and the organisers).

"Recently, the Enterprise Agency has become involved with Learn Direct whereby an access point is set up at the Agency's offices, specifically to provide access and support to business and management related courses. This may eventually lead to part of the site becoming a Learn Direct Centre.

"Without organisations such as the Enterprise Agency the establishment and maintenance of small and small to medium sized businesses would be much more difficult."

Martin Hoare
Board Member, Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency
Managing Director, Marbill Developments (Sabden) Ltd

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