AN asset management company with offices in Salisbury and Harrogate has expanded to north Lancashire.

Gore Browne Investment Management (GBIM) have set up at Strands Barn in Hornby to serve Lake District and Dales customers.

The firm provides portfolio management services for private clients, trusts and charities.

Its local team includes investment managers Hugo Pring and Adrian Williams and administrator Rachel Tilburn.

Chief executive Simon James said: “We are delighted to expand the geographical coverage of our business. We are small when compared with the majority of our competitors, and this appeals to many clients who fear that larger companies lose the personal touch.

“We are pleased to have found an office with such a pleasant working environment which is easily accessible for clients without the traffic and parking issues you find in most towns.”