A husband and wife team behind a cycle firm are looking forward to further growth this year as the business does its bit for the UK export drive.

Sandra and Paul Corcoran recently celebrated the 11th anniversary of buying Pennine Cycles, on Thornton Road, from Johnny Mapplebeck.

The business was founded in 1946 as Whitaker & Mapplebeck (Cycles) Ltd. He retired to Canada at the age of 80 in 2000.

Managing director Mr Corcoran said “It has been an eventful 12 months, showing a growth on the previous year, and we are looking to launch new products this spring, which is very exciting.” For full story, read Thursday's business pages in the Telegraph & Argus.