Cuadrilla announced today that it is moving its headquarters to Bamber Bridge, south-east of Preston, in Lancashire. The move is expected to be early in 2016.
The company is currently based in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
In a statement, the company’s chief executive, Francis Egan, said:
“We are confident that shale gas exploration will bring many benefits to Lancashire, including our own direct investment in local people and suppliers for our new head office.”
The statement also included a quote from Babs Murphy, the chief executive of the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. She said:
“Local businesses are delighted that Cuadrilla has chosen to relocate their headquarters to Lancashire. This means that more local people will have a stake in the shale gas industry, whether they be employed directly by Cuadrilla, or for current and potential future suppliers.”