New Bus Station bid website: Have your say

Posted on - 17th February, 2013 - 10:54pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Campaigns, Preston Bus Station

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Rigby LLP bid to save Preston Bus Station

Simon Rigby, Managing Partner of Rigby LLP, was recently revealed as the mystery investor who is prepared to use his business talent and expertise to help save Preston Bus Station from the bulldozers.

Simon has set-up a website to try and find out your views on the station and to provide more detail into his bid to save it.

You can find the Preston’s Icon website here

The site allows you to leave your own comments for Simon to read and sign up for updates on the bus station bid. A great opportunity to learn more about the people behind the bid and let your voice be heard.

The Multi-millionaire has had, and continues to have, a successful business career including building up and selling Spice plc and forming the Greengen Group, a leading independent UK company specialising in developing, managing and operating renewable energy projects. His involvement in the Preston area includes investing in the Lava and Ignite nightclub and The Villa hotel at Wrea Green.

Concern that the bus station could be lost prompted Simon to step forward in a bid to save it. He says “Preston Bus Station is an icon of our City and is vital to so many jobs and businesses. It is important that an ambitious City should have parking and bus station facilities second to none better than elsewhere and to lose such a vital facility would be a body blow to Preston”.

Alongside Simon in the bid to save the station are Michael Darch, once Finance Director of BAe Systems plc, Roger Parker of Parker & Company, David Robinson of FWP Architects, David Hill of Napthens and Stephen Hunter of KPMG.

Rigby LLP is based in Lancashire and provides treasury management control for a wide range of companies including Renewable energy, a country house hotel, multiple properties and a large healthcare organisation with the aim to maximise the groups liquidity and mitigate its operational, financial and reputational risks.

What do you think about the Rigby LLP bid? Will you be visiting their new website? Let us know in the comments below

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