Visits to highlight Peak industries

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Two High Peak businesses are to receive a special visit from Derbyshire’s High Sheriff next month.

Derek Mapp, DL, and his wife will visit Dove Holes-based Nomow Limited and Leander Architectural Limited on Thursday September 19.

Chapel-en-le-Frith resident Edmund Bradbury has organised the company visits, which follow similar tours last year by the then High Sheriff, Alan Woods, DL.

Mr Bradbury said: “I felt that the visits help to highlight the considerable contribution made to our local economy by industries in the High Peak.”

Manufacturers and installers of artificial grass, Nomow was closely involved with last year’s Olympic Games in London, supplying the greenery for the Olympic Park and the Olympic Stadium.

Leander Architectural manufacture heavy duty aluminium signs, including ‘finger post’ direction signs and blue plaques.

Last year, the Hallsteads Close company undertook a special commission for the Commonwealth Secretariat to manufacture a bronze plaque which was presented to her Majesty the Queen to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. This is now installed in Marlborough House, on the Mall.