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Gold Medal set to make Leyland move

Travel agent Gold Medal Travel Group is relocating from Preston to offices in Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, after acquiring a 50,000 sq ft building from Lancashire County Council.

The business park is the former headquarters of Leyland Trucks, and was bought by the council in 1993 through its economic development company Lancashire County Developments Limited.

Gold Medal Travel Group is currently based at offices at Preston Docks, and will be relocating to Lancaster House in spring 2019. The building will be refurbished prior to staff moving in.

Cllr Tim Ashton, chairman of LCDL, said: “This is great news for Lancashire, as we’ve been able to work with Gold Medal Travel Group, a locally-based company, to find them the right site for their future growth plans.

“They’re already successfully working worldwide, employing hundreds of people, and this move will help them to continue this in the future.”

John Bevan, chief executive of dnata Travel Europe, owners of Gold Medal Travel, said: “After 18 years at The Trident Centre, the time is right for a new location. This will be our signature office, there will be a focus on wellness and it will be kitted out with British materials. We will be as eco-friendly as we can. The staff are all very excited and are looking forward to a refreshed and improved working environment.”

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