The Hoppers Business Network is an informal collection of local business who all share a connection with Preston Grasshoppers.  We run regular events and networking meetings to encourage business between ourselves and to also help support the rugby club. Businesses already part of the Hoppers Business Network are listed below.

If you would like to be involved please email 

UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities.  With a student and staff community approaching 38,000 it is the fifth largest employer in the North West of England. Internationally UCLan has academic partners in all regions of the globe and it is on a world stage that the first class quality of its education was first recognised.

UCLan is working closely with Preston Grasshoppers to improve the conditioning, performance and analysis of first XV rugby.

Nugent Sante are an insurance intermediary based in the North West of England, sourcing the best policy from their range of specially selected providers to perfectly meet the specific requirements of many companies and individuals nationwide.

Nugent Sante Website

Freshfield – Helping our clients achieve marketing success.

Freshfield is a marketing communications consultancy with a team of intelligent advisers and experienced communication specialists. Our people are known for more than creative ideas. We think differently for and about our clients, applying an eclectic mix of marketing tools to make a tangible difference.

This approach has made us a long-term partner of choice for leading North West, UK and global organisations.

If you’re looking to achieve success from your next marketing or PR challenge, give us a call. It’s what we do best.

01772 888400

Moore and Smalley is a leading independent provider of accounting, business
advisory and wealth management services. We have offices in Preston,
Blackpool, East Midlands, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancaster and Southport,
with 250 partners and staff providing trusted advice to clients across the
UK. We are also part of a global network of firms, helping clients with
international trade matters.

The Moore and Smalley way

Trusted thinking is at the heart of everything we do. Underpinning our firm
is an intuition for outstanding client service, a thirst for continuous
improvement and a natural instinct to do the right thing. That makes us a
trusted choice for clients, a trusted employer for our people and a trusted
partner for our intermediaries.

If you’re looking for further information about how we can help you achieve
your business or personal goals, we’d love to hear from you.

PAR Group operate from two manufacturing locations in Preston and Manchester and have over 30 years of experience serving clients in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

We have our own rubber moulding, converting and CNC profile cutting facilities, along with extensive capabilities within plastic engineering. This includes fabrication, forming and machining, as well as nylon casting and polyethylene extruding. We also supply a wide range of engineering plastic, rubber and insulation products.

Having achieved ISO 9001 accreditation, PAR always strive for excellence in service and quality. With vast experience in both rubber and plastic engineering, we are renowned for our ability to provide solutions to unusual and difficult applications.

We serve a wide range of industries with customers ranging from international organisations to sole traders. Why not visit our website at and see what PAR can do for you.

At haleys our mission is to provide financial, taxation and commercial expertise for established business owners.

Helping them increase profitability, maximise capital value, protect their assets and enjoy life to the full.

Hosokawa Micron is a problem solving engineering company responding to technical demands, including the best, most efficient, accurate way to mill, mix, dry or contain potentially hazardous powders.

Delivering bespoke solutions to process engineering challenges our expertise in powder processing and innovative engineering, enable us to develop tangible advantages for our customers in terms of improved quality, speed to market and productivity.

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our base here in UK and next year Hosokawa Micron Group commemorate 100 years of worldwide engineering innovation. Continued global investment in the latest technology means we have new and exciting developments and services to benefit our customers – such as Remote Equipment Monitoring Solutions. This cloud based, Machine to Machine system utilises specialist analytical software to monitor incoming data from remotely located equipment giving operators a 24/7 watch on their plant, wherever it is. Mobile app technology delivers problem diagnosis and optimised plant operation, in the palm of the hand.

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club has teamed up with Direct Comms to bring a fast, reliable connection to the grounds. Direct Comms is a leading communications provider, who specialise in telephone systems, cabling solutions and internet connections.

Their Wi-Fi uses the latest technology, which can accommodate a high capacity of users, without altering the speed or quality of connection. This is essential for successful businesses that need to stay in touch with their clients and customers. Whatever your communication needs, Direct Comms offer the complete communication business solution.

If you would like more information, please contact or call 01772 708 099.

Canaccord Genuity are the sixth largest wealth manager in the UK with c£27bn of funds under management. We are large enough to matter but small enough to care.

You can depend on our team of specialist wealth management experts for a combination of award-winning portfolio management, stockbroking and wealth planning.

RSM is a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to the middle market.

At RSM, we build strong relationships based on a deep understanding of what matters most to our clients. It is our strong, collaborative approach that differentiates us. We strive to truly understand you, your strategies and your aspirations.

As an integrated team at RSM UK with nearly 4,900 partners and staff operating from 31 locations across the UK, we have a culture of understanding what it means to deliver value, and to value what we do. As part of the wider RSM International network, we have access to more than 57,000 people in more than 120 countries. Our global presence helps us to meet the needs of clients who are trading and expanding internationally. We have built a strong, sustainable and dynamic firm, where our people are focused on supporting our clients’ by taking the time to truly understand their needs. We provide tailored solutions that help our clients to make decisions about their future, with confidence.

If you would like more information, please contact Michael Oates in our Preston office  or visit our website

Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group (LCBSG) is the UK’s only dedicated advisory firm specifically aimed at assisting SMEs that are experiencing financial distress.  Our range of service lines are designed to deal with both short-term and more fundamental problems that businesses can face from time to time. With 10 offices nationally and a multi-disciplined team of experts at hand, we are able to deal with all financially related issues delivering high quality results for both Company Directors and Funders alike.


We know the needs of BMW drivers are highly specialised. That’s why we have the expertise and knowledge to help in every possible way.

Our commitment to you is to maintain the highest possible dealership standards at all times, whether you are searching for a new or Approved Used BMW or you’re an existing owner at Bowker Preston you will always be able to find what you are looking for. So, if professional excellence matters to you, come and talk to the local experts on 01772 766070 in the On the Docks area.

The County Group is a Top 50 UK broker offering a complete spectrum of business and personal insurance products as well as financial services like mortgages.

We compare prices from most of the top insurance providers to offer customers reliable cover at competitive rates. With many specialist departments, you will receive expert advice no matter what you’re requirements are and all of our policies can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

Every policy taken by Preston Grasshoppers members will result in a 5% commission donation to the club. Quote “PGRASSHOPPER” on their online quote form or mention you’re a member of the club when speaking to their friendly team.

Our experienced and committed team deliver holistic, independent financial advice tailored to maximise the financial well-being of each and every client.

We work successfully for a wide range of clients with a variety of needs and objectives, including high net worth individuals, businesses and their owners, professionals,
and trustees.

Harrison Drury is an award-winning commercial law firm with offices in Preston, Garstang, Lancaster and Kendal.

Our mission is to protect our clients. We’ve brought together a talented and multi-disciplined collection of like-minded lawyers who have successfully advised a range of clients including blue-chip organisations, owner-managed businesses and high net worth individuals.

Based in Preston, Lancashire, we provide experienced marketing consultancy, high-level technical expertise, beautiful web design, software development, web development and a thorough approach to digital marketing and SEO.

Our unique combination of skills and expertise enables us to deliver websites and digital marketing campaigns that are guaranteed to meet your objectives, whatever they are.

Our great cask ales can be enjoyed in many pubs across the country and our distinctive bottled ales are perfect to enjoy at home.

In addition to our main beer range, we have developed seasonal cask ales of interesting and different beers called The Signature Range. This not only offers a wider choice but a chance for our brewers to experiment and demonstrate their brewing skills whilst allowing you to sample some delightful creations from our brewery in Blackburn.

Kukri was created as the result of the sporting passion of our Founder and now Group Managing Director – the Kiwi sounding Welshman, Phil Morris.

We’re now a truly International Sportswear Company with offices all over the world including Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, China, and Ireland with our ‘Clubhouse’ based in Preston, Lancashire.

We currently supply team wear and kit for over 100 different sports and are proud to partner thousands of grass-roots teams as well as elite teams all over the world, including Ulster Rugby, Commonwealth Games England, London Wasps, England Netball, Scottish Athletics, Australia Hockeyroos, Somerset and Lancashire County Cricket Clubs and Wycombe Wanderers FC.

Edwin Henry Booth had one simple aim, to sell the best goods he could buy in shops staffed with first class assistants. Today we hold true to our founder’s vision and take great pride in the quality in our business. We also work hard to engage with the communities within which we trade and to develop own label product ranges in partnership with local suppliers and producers.

Since June 1847, five generations of the Booths family have led E.H. Booth & Co. Ltd, from its humble beginnings, with just one small shop, to the present day where the company proudly boasts no fewer than 29 food, wine and grocery stores.

For more than three decades, The Marcus Worthington Group has been recognised as one of the UK’s most trusted commercial property developers and construction companies with a reputation for industry-leading standards and groundbreaking projects.