A Leyland manufacturer has secured a new deal to supply oil fields in Iraq.
Flexcrete, which supplies coatings products at its base in the South Ribble town, has landed the £115,000 order to supply blue-chip giant, BP.
Director Graham James revealed the contract win during a speech at an event to promote the benefits of exporting on Tuesday.
The event kicked off the Rise business week taking place as part of Preston’s Guild celebrations this week.
Mr James said: “I am a lifelong exporter, I have been doing it since I was in my early 20s.
“When I started out, my ambition was to made exporting a part of my business, today it makes up 50% of our sales and without exports we would be in serious trouble.
“It is in our DNA and something we are very proud of.”
His firm has also carried out a number of high-profile projects in territories from the Middle East to Australia, across Europe and even on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
The Rise programme, organised by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, continues on Thursday with a trade day in the Expo tent on Miller Park from 10am-4pm followed by a huge networking event in the venue from 6pm.
It concludes on Friday with a Ladies Day event in the VIP bar on Avenham Park on Friday.
For more on Rise and all the events at Preston Guild, see Wednesday’s Lancashire Evening Post.