The Olympics is providing an economic boost for Lancashire with 36 companies gaining contracts.

They cover a range of different services, from construction and site infrastructure to transport and event management.

A nearby example of these is Adlington Welding from Chorley.

They were involved in providing welding equipment to the main Olympic stadium.

County Councillor Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council said: “It’s a clear sign of the strength of businesses here in Lancashire that we have so many companies who have been involved with London 2012.

“The companies who were awarded the contracts had to show that they could be competitive, while delivering high quality products “London 2012 is a very high profile opportunity, so we're obviously very pleased that so many of Lancashire businesses have been able to compete successfully for contracts.

“There’s been a lot of discussion that London is hosting these games and what effect it will have on the rest of the country.

“But it’s clear that the involvement of businesses from the county has already brought benefits to the Lancashire economy.”