Month: August 2020

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Community Trust gets back on the road thanks to support from BES

As part of their ongoing partnership, BES Utilities has invested in a brand-new minibus for Fleetwood Town Community Trust, which will provide programme participants access to community groups and events across Wyre and Fylde.

Earlier this year, BES selected the Community Trust as their official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner, as they wanted to give something back and make a direct difference to the local community. They are now working together on a range of exciting initiatives which will enrich the lives of individuals within the local area.

The minibus will be used to support the Community Trust’s programmes, most notably their expanding sports college, as well as their community outreach provision.

Andy Pilley, owner and Director of BES, said:

“On behalf of everyone at BES Utilities, it gave me enormous pride to be able to hand over the keys to the Community Trust’s new minibus. Matt Hilton and his team carry out such vitally important work across Fleetwood and the Fylde region, improving the health and well-being of people of all ages.  It’s our pleasure to contribute towards making life a little bit easier for them and the communities they support.”

Chief Executive of the Community Trust, Matt Hilton, said:

“We’re extremely grateful for the generous investment BES Utilities has made in our new minibus. Not only will it support our community programmes, in particular our expanding sports provision, it will allow us to increase our offering so even more residents can access groups and events across Wyre and Fylde.

“BES make such a substantial contribution to the local community, and I’m delighted that we can work so closely with them on a range of initiatives that really make a difference those hard to reach groups within our communities.”

The Community Trust offers many diverse activities that provide individuals across the Fylde coast with the chance to participate and enjoy themselves in a fun, friendly environment. They also have a strong focus on educating young people in life skills, promoting self-esteem, respect, sportsmanship, social inclusion, and healthy active lifestyles. Click here to find out more.

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BES supports local football club through generous sponsorship

BES Utilities is delighted to be sponsoring local football club, Anchorsholme FC for the 2020/21 season, as part of their continued commitment to supporting the local community.

Several members of the Anchorsholme FC team are employed by BES and the wider group of companies, so when they were looking for sponsorship, BES was their first port of call.

Andy Pilley, owner and Director of BES, managed Anchorsholme FC many years ago, so when he was presented with the opportunity to reconnect with his old club, he jumped at the chance. As a result, BES has given the club £600 to cover the cost of their football kits.

“Anchorsholme FC is a club really close to my heart,” said Andy. “They were my local team when I was a young lad and I went on to manage them for 11 years, which spurred on my love for football.

“We had some meteoric rises, climbing from division 4a to second in the northern premier league, and I made lifelong friends through playing and managing the team. We were out in all weathers every week, going through all kinds of emotions together – I have such fond memories of those times.

“I’m delighted to get involved with the club once again, and everyone at BES wishes them the best of luck for the upcoming season.”

​Compliance and Complaints Agent, Neil Unsworth is the Chairman of Anchorsholme FC.

“I’m so grateful for BES supporting us this season. It really does go a long way to helping teams like ours, and without people like Andy and the guys at BES we probably wouldn’t exist,” said Neil.

“Andy genuinely shows interest in our club and local football, which is great, and he is always asking how we’re getting on. He knows a lot of our players and has even been over to catch a glimpse of our games in the past. 

“When you put that into perspective with what he has achieved in football with Fleetwood Town, it really demonstrates his generosity and commitment to this community.”

Formed in 2013 by Neil Unsworth, Anchorsholme FC are in the Mid Lancashire League, and their home ground is at Fleetwood Town’s training complex, Poolfoot Farm. Keep up to date with club news by liking them on Facebook here.

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Shaping a smarter future with a Green partnership

BES Metering Services is delighted to announce a brand-new partnership with the energy supplier Green, which will assist thousands of people all over the UK lead smarter, greener lives.

Green provides renewable energy to over 50,000 customers across the country and BES Metering Services will facilitate the installation of smart meters for all customers who have requested them.

Smart meters play an essential role in helping the nation to conserve energy, which in turn helps the environment, and assists the UK’s vision of a net zero future.

Andy Pilley, owner and Director of BES, said:

“We’re really excited to be teaming up with Green, a pioneering company within the energy industry whose commitment to using clean renewable energy really is impressive. They embrace technology which has led to them holding an engaged customer base; something all businesses strive for.

“We’re looking forward to supporting Green in their obligations to fulfil the government’s smart meter roll out by installing smart meters for Green customers all over the country, so together we can help deliver a zero-carbon future.”

Steven Redmayne, Chief Operating Officer at Green, said:

“We are very happy to be working with a proactive company that is BES Metering Services. They have the same forward-thinking vision as Green, which makes them a perfect partner moving forward with our smart meter rollout. We look forward to what the future holds as we continue to strive towards a sustainable and better future.”

The government have set the target of hitting net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this partnership demonstrates that both BES and Green are committed to supporting the initiative through the installation of smart meters in homes and businesses all over the UK.

BES’ meter engineers are back out on the road and have resumed smart meter installations in line with Government guidelines. They are providing regular communications to customers about the measures they are undertaking around PPE and social distancing while in their homes.

For more information about BES Metering Services visit: besmetering.co.uk

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