A fourth generation cheese-maker exporting a range of artisan cheeses around the world has been announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner .
Grandma Singleton’s cheese company is famous for its special selection of cheese in Longridge which is then exported to 30 countries across the globe.
And the cheesemongers was formally announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner by Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry after he took a tour of the cheese-making facility.
Mr Berry said:“I’m delighted to announce Grandma Singleton’s Dairy as the latest Northern Powerhouse partner and I’m looking forward to celebrating their contribution to the region’s economy.”
He added: “We are proud to support export champions such as Grandma Singleton’s Dairy, who are exporting their products made right here in Lancashire to export markets across the globe from Singapore to South Africa.
“We’re working hand-in-hand with businesses across the Northern Powerhouse to seize further export opportunities and foster even more trading links with countries around the world.”
The facility itself has twice been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and was recently named a Department for International Trade Export Champion.
Tilly Carefoot, chief executive of Grandma Singleton’s Dairy, added: “We are delighted to become a partner with the Northern Powerhouse.”
The Northern Powerhouse is a government-led initiative to boost economic growth in the north of England, with its partnership programme bringing strong businesses together to promote the strengths of the North as well as new developments on the horizon.
A spokesman said: “The partnership programme is an essential part of creating the Northern Powerhouse.
“We are looking to build a network of partners who all believe strongly in the economic potential of the North, and support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.”
Tilly Carefoot added: “The north of England has so very much to offer and it is vital that this is promoted and recognised by a global audience.”