Business born out of love

How our business was born through our love for each other and the local area.

Directors Steven and Zoe first met at Air Cadets when they were teenagers in the 1990’s. They immediately clicked and a strong friendship was formed. A few years later, Zoe went off to join the Royal Air Force and Steven worked his way up to Senior Manager at Alstom travelling the World setting up and integrating state of the art digital projects globally. Their friendship survived through the decades until 2019 when a chance meeting saw a romance blossom.

Their first date was a drive through the Forest of Bowland, stopping at the Inn at Whitewell for an unexpected but absolutely beautiful meal. It was during this date that Steven and Zoe decided that the Forest of Bowland would be their ‘go to’ place for rest and recuperation. Within a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the World and the UK went into a National Lockdown. Having just left their previous careers, it was becoming less likely that a new job with an employer was going to be successful. Interviews were cancelled and responses to applications ceased. It was during one of their visits through the Forest of Bowland that the idea of setting up an eco-friendly business was conceived. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the digital services World, and a passion for their environment, they wanted to not just offset their own carbon footprint but their clients too. Within a matter of months Pearson Web Services was born.

This business really was born out of love.

“It made sense to us to invest both time and money into a local project that was close to our heart and where more perfect than the Forest of Bowland. We are now corporate sponsors of the Ribble River Trust spending time away with them on a variety of projects in our local area” Zoe Hannan

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“We are so passionate about doing eco-friendly projects and showing our children the importance of being environmentally responsible. Check out our other eco-friendly commitments.” Steven Pearson