Chorley bike firm bounces back after £17,000 raid

Matt Winstanley (left) and Frank Spear celebrate the re-opening of Bounce

Matt Winstanley (left) and Frank Spear celebrate the re-opening of Bounce

  • Nearly £17,000 worth of bikes and parts stolen in raid last month
  • Fears expressed that business could close
  • Bike firm has now been re-located to Preston Technology Centre
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A Chorley business which suffered a serious setback just weeks after it began trading has re-opened in Preston.

Bounce Suspension Servicing and Rivington Bike Training had its premises in Coppull Enterprise Centre on Mill Lane broken into last month.

Our main aim now is to get back up and running. We were making big waves with the quality of our work prior to the break in and that will continue at our new site.

Frank Spear

Nearly £17,000 worth of suspension mountain bikes and parts were stolen.

Fears had been expressed that the business would close down.

But with help from Bizspace, who were the landlords of the Mill Lane site, the bike firm has now been re-located to Preston Technology Centre in Marsh Lane.

Co-owner Frank Spear, who also lost his pride and joy £600, black Guild, electro-acoustic guitar in a hard case, and mac with his wedding photos on, in the burglary, said: “It’s upsetting to work so hard, only for people with no respect for other people’s property to think they can take what they want.

“Our first priority was to reimburse those clients who had lost items left with us.

“Our main aim now is to get back up and running. We were making big waves with the quality of our work prior to the break in and that will continue at our new site.

“I have been really moved by the support of friends, family and customers and the help we’ve had from Bizspace.

“They found the new unit in Preston for us straight away and have given us a good deal to help us get back on our feet.

“We are so pleased to have been able to make the transition so quickly and want all our loyal customers to know we are back up and running.”

Since the raid, Bizspace has ramped up security at Coppull Enterprise Centre.

Emma Long, sales and marketing director at Bizspace, said: “We wanted to do as much as we could to help Frank and his team resume business andit’s great to hear they are back up and running.”