A new station in life

RIGHT LINES: Gillian Darbyshire (right) with her staff at Station House, Whalley.
RIGHT LINES: Gillian Darbyshire (right) with her staff at Station House, Whalley.

STAFF at the Whalley accountancy practice Darbyshire and Co have settled into their new offices in an old railway station.

The move from the village centre to the business hub Station House, off Mitton Road, has enabled the practice to double its space without increasing the premises costs, while giving lots of on-site parking.

The offices are easy to find by turning immediately right after the Whalley Road railway bridge on Mitton Road.

The head of the company, Gillian Darbyshire, is committed to business in Whalley, being the chair of the Whalley Chamber of Trade for the past three years.

Gillian recently won the Community Spirit Award, which acknowledged her contribution to the village over the past five years.

She has brought together the business community, helped introduce the Visit Whalley identity online, worked closely with the Pickwick Committee, providing funding for the village power points and helped coordinate the Save Whalley Pickwick efforts through various events including a Fashion Show.

She also brought the Whalley Local Produce Market to the community, Whalley Live and has volunteered her time on many other activities locally.

l In the wake of the Chancellor’s Spring Budget on March 20th, Darbyshire and Co. is hosting a free event on March 22nd setting out how the measures announced could affect you, your family or your business. As well as mini-presentations and a range of literature available, staff will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

For more information and to register for this free event, visit www.darbyshireco.com and click on the link for “Budget open day event”.