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Major boost for Fylde Coast as BES Utilities creates 50 new jobs

Lancashire-based energy supplier BES Utilities is creating 50 new jobs.

The company, which turns over more than £100m per year, currently employs almost 200 staff at its Fleetwood headquarters.

As the business continues to expand in the hugely competitive non-domestic energy sector, BES founder and chairman Andy Pilley today announced the creation of 50 new roles.

The jobs – which cover all areas of the business from Customer Services, Operations, Human Resources to Business Support Services – will be based in Fleetwood.

A two-day recruitment event will now take place on May 2nd and 3rd for potential candidates to learn more about the roles which range from apprenticeships to management positions.

Andy said: “We have seen fantastic growth since we set the company up in 2005.

“The business continues to go from strength-to-strength, so we are delighted to announce we are creating these 50 new roles here in Fleetwood.

“We want to find ambitious people who want to become a part of our future success, while offering them not just jobs, but real careers and life-changing opportunities.”

Andy’s BES Group, which include BES Utilities, merchant services company Card Saver, Fleetwood Town Football Club and the Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Complex, employs more than 600 people from across the Fylde coast.

Andy added: “We are proud to be a Fleetwood-based business and one of the biggest employers on the Fylde coast.

“The recruitment event is a great way to showcase our business and the career paths available to local people. We want to see as many people as possible, with varying skill sets. These could be entry level apprentices or experienced and highly-skilled people looking for a fresh challenge.

“Over the years we have helped many people realise their untapped potential, develop their skills and open new opportunities, and that is what we are looking to do here again.”

The May 2nd and 3rd recruitment days will run into the evening to allow people the chance to attend outside of normal office hours.

Those who attend, will be able to find out more about BES, the roles on offer and how their skills could fit in the business or with other BES Group companies.

To find out more about the recruitment days and how to get involved, please visit BES’ website.

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Card Saver raises money for BHF

Card Saver Limited, the business merchant services arm of BES Group, is proud to support the fantastic British Heart Foundation and has successfully raised money to support the great cause.

The learn more about the British Heart Foundation, click here. To learn more about Card Saver and how it can help save businesses money on their card payment processing costs, click here.



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Thousands turn out in support of Fernando Ricksen in Fleetwood

An England Select side featuring Darren Anderton and Lee Hendrie beat Rangers Legends 3-2 in a star-studded friendly to raise money for Fernando Ricksen’s MND foundation.

Former Gers and Holland star Ricksen was diagnosed with an aggressive Motor Neurone Disease in 2013 and watched the game from a dugout.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Thousands turn out in support of Fernando Ricksen as Rangers Legends beaten by England Select XI at Fleetwood‘ story.

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BES Utilities raises money for Brian House

Staff at Fleetwood based energy and telecom supplier, BES Utilities, put on their festive jumpers to support local charity, Brian House Children’s Hospice.

As well as ditching their suits and ties in favour of Christmas knitwear, employees also transformed the BES offices into a winter wonderland as part of their annual desk decorating competition, managing to raise an impressive £500 for their chosen charity.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘Fylde coast energy firm’s festive fundraiser‘ story.

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BES helps customers affected by UK floods

Commercial energy supplier BES Utilities has contacted more than 1,500 businesses in a bid to help customers affected by devastating floods.

Thousands of homes and businesses were left under water after a series of storms wreaked havoc across Northern England, Scotland and Ireland.

To date, BES has contacted 1,550 business customers in affected areas to offer a range of help which includes the freezing or writing off of gas and electricity bills and the replacement of damaged metering equipment free of charge.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘FLOOD UPDATE: More than 1,500 BES customers offered help‘ story.

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BES Utilities supports Text Santa

Staff at commercial energy supplier BES Utilities got into the festive spirit as they donned Christmas jumpers to do their bit for ITV’s Text Santa appeal.

The Lancashire-based company’s Fleetwood offices were transformed into a sea of Yuletide woollies as business suits were ditched for the day in favour of festive knitwear as part of Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day.

And the day’s festivities saw BES staff raise more than £260 for the annual telethon.

It was all part of a record day as Text Santa raised £8.3m – its highest ever total.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘BES Utilities staff don festive woollies to support Text Santa‘ story.

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Blackpool Illuminations sponsored by BES Commercial Electricity

Blackpool’s world-famous Illuminations will be powered up by BES Commercial Electricity for the next two years thanks to a deal that has been signed today.

Fylde-coast Group, BES Utilities, has now signed a deal to provide electricity for free in 2014 and at half price in 2015. Based on current consumption figures the deal equates to more than £100,000 making BES Commercial Electricity the biggest contributor to the lights for the last ten years.

To read the full story, visit the original ‘BES Commercial Electricity sponsors the Blackpool Illuminations‘ story.