Red letter lady in Dugdales' long history

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A BRAND new office complex at Clitheroe-based Dugdale Nutrition was formally opened by Mr Billy Dugdale.

He cut the ribbon on the new offices, which are part of a 750,000 investment program in the business over the past year and represent the Dugdale family's ongoing commitment to being a key part of the livestock industry for many years to come.

The new building, which becomes the administration hub for Dugdale Nutrition, also contains three office suites available to rent.

Tuesday's opening marked a significant event in the long history of the company, as these are the first purpose-built offices it has had in more than 160 years of trading.

The company's founder, John Dugdale, was already trading at Waddington Post Office in 1850 and six generations later the business is one of the leading suppliers of farm feeds in the North of England.

Employing 40 staff at its Salthill mill, the company manufactures and distributes more than 100,000 tonnes per year of animal feed and supplements to famers throughout the North.

On Wednesday, the company held an open day for its customers, which also served as a fund-raising event for the North West Air Ambulance, recognising the tremendous service it provides to the rural community.