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The Greenhouse Natural Health Store
 The Greenhouse Natural Health Store

"We would not have taken the plunge
without the assistance of
Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency.
They provide ongoing assistance
and nothing is too much trouble,"
says Mike Arnold of
The Greenhouse.


The Greenhouse Natural Health Store in Longridge is a fine example of a successful business started with the help of Business Link and Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency.

Founded in the summer of 2001 and jointly owned by Mike Arnold and Shaun Mills, the store has a remarkable array of national awards and accolades under its belt. It is widely recognised as one of best health food stores in the country.

It all began when Mike lost his job of 20 years. He went along to see Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency, with the idea to put his passion for natural health into practice by opening an upmarket health food store in his home town of Longridge.

"Ribble Valley Enterprise Agency was very supportive and pragmatic," says Mike. "We would not have taken the plunge without their assistance. They provide ongoing assistance and nothing is too much trouble."

Stocking an impressive range of high quality natural remedies, The Greenhouse also carries one of the most extensive ranges of natural body care products anywhere in the country. Together with a structured and pro-active staff-training programme, this has placed The Greenhouse at the cutting edge of natural health.

The Greenhouse was the first small firm in the country, with less than six employees, to be awarded the prestigious recognition of Investors in People.

"I would not hesitate in recommending any budding entrepreneur to make use of the excellent agencies we have here in East Lancashire," concludes Mike.

Ask Pat

Ribble Valley Borough Council

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