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Fleetwood utilities firm says 13 new workers recruited

Managing Director Andy Pilley
Managing Director Andy Pilley

A Fleetwood-based utilities firm, which has made 50 new jobs available, says 13 people have filled some of the posts.

BES Utilities is now working in partnership with the town’s job centre to ensure all the roles are taken up.

Fleetwood Jobcentre has welcomed the prospect of new jobs for the town, as it confirmed it was working in partnership with the energy company.

BES, which currently employs more than 200 staff on the Fylde coast, has pledged more careers following a successful two-day recruitment event at the start of May.

Managing Director Andy Pilley – who is also the chairman of Fleetwood Town Football Club – already employs around 700 people in the area through various businesses.

The town’s Jobcentre branch is now working in partnership with BES to provide the jobs at a time when unemployment in Fleetwood is a major issue.

Customer service manager at Fleetwood Jobcentre, Joanne Wright, added: “We’ve been working really hard at the job centre to provide local jobs for local people.

“Working with BES Utilities is brilliant for the job centre and we look forward to developing our strong relationship with them.”

Mr Pilley said: “It gives us enormous pride to recruit local people and we’re keen to offer people not just a job, but a career at BES Utilities.

The response has been amazing and I’ve been really impressed with the quality of people interviewed.

“I cannot thank the job centre enough for their help. They’ve been brilliant with both the business and with the members of the public.”