MP Nigel Evans says cheers to site move

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Pleased: Nigel Evans
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has toasted news that Thwaites will be building a new brewery, head office and visitor centre in the Ribble Valley.

Daniel Thwaites has been a brewery for over 200 years.

Richard Bailey, chief executive officer of the brewery, said the company had been looking for a new site for over two years, and Sykes Holt, Mellor Brook, near Samlesbury, was the perfect location.

Mr Evans, also president of the All Party Beer Group, said: “I am absolutely delighted to hear that Thwaites has chosen to build their new brewery, head offices and visitor centre in the Ribble Valley. By staying in Lancashire this international brand continues to honour its roots and increase jobs for local people.

“What is more the new site in Mellor Brook is just off the A59 so really accessible to visitors and within the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley. “

Mr Evans thanked Ribble Valley Council for its role in in ensuring Thwaites did not leave Lancashire.