A North East business growth expert has been appointment as the first Non-Executive Director of a software and web agency in Preston.

Gary Lumby MBE, has joined Blue Wren and will be working alongside its executive team to help manage the sustained growth the company is currently experiencing.

Mr Lumby, who mentors on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme and holds a range of Non-Executive Directorships across the North of England, said: “I am delighted to be working with Blue Wren at this exciting stage of their development. I look forward to bringing new opportunities to the business and help Michael and Phil manage the growth they are seeing.”

Of the appointment, Michael Lough, Managing Director of Blue Wren, said: “I met Gary while doing the Goldman Sachs programme earlier this year and instantly struck up a rapport. Gary has a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for helping SME businesses.

“We are very excited to have recruited someone of Gary’s stature and believe he can help us achieve our ambitious growth aspirations.”