Professionals are bowled over!

Professionals from the worlds of architecture, design, planning and commercial law swapped their offices for the crown green and an afternoon of competitive bowls.
Five Preston-based businesses fielded teams at Ashton-on-Ribble’s Bowling and Social Club’s first corporate bowls event, which was sponsored by architecture, design and masterplanning practice FWP Ltd and PWA Planning.

As well as the sponsors, teams from Harrison Drury Solicitors, Cassidy+Ashton architects, building surveyors and town planners and David Cox Architects battled it out to be crowned champions.

And it was the team from David Cox that emerged victorious after the competition, which was blessed by warm temperatures and spring sunshine.
Michael Bates-Tracey, Associate at FWP, is a keen bowler and member of the Ashton club and helped to organise the event, which was also attended by FWP founding partner Frank Whittle.

Michael said: “We were delighted to be one of the sponsors of this inaugural corporate competition at Ashton-on-Ribble Bowling and Social Club for what was a brilliant afternoon.

“The competition was keenly contested in a friendly atmosphere and congratulations must go to the David Cox Architects team who emerged as worthy winners.
“As well as being great fun, it was also a great networking event, and all our thanks go to everyone at the club for providing such great hospitality.”

Alan Ball, secretary at Ashton-on-Ribble Bowling and Social Club, is helping to engage with Preston businesses as the club looks to give back to the local community.
He said: “Our vision is to be a welcoming prosperous club that is a focal meeting point for our local community of Ashton-On-Ribble, where all ages can feel safe, socialise, celebrate, have great times and create wonderful memories.

“We want to be the first-choice destination for sporting, social, celebratory, community and business events for both our generation and generations to come. If you are interested in hearing more about how we can help you and your businesses, don’t hesitate to get in touch.”