Minister to visit HQ of energy company

MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Eric Ollernshaw

MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Eric Ollernshaw

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The BES Group, based at Fleetwood Town Football Club, was today due to host a visit from minister for business and enterprise Matthew Hancock.

Mr Hancock was due to be accompanied by MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, Eric Ollernshaw.

We’re one of the largest employers in the region and look forward to sharing our thoughts on how the Government can support businesses to succeed

Mr Hancock is touring the North West in support of National Apprenticeship Week. He will be taking time to visit BES Utilities, talking to directors, Andy Pilley and Michelle Davidson, about the success of the group and how the Government can support companies to grow and flourish.

As well as meeting staff and taking a tour of the BES offices and Fleetwood Town Football Club, the Minister will also spend time with youth team apprentices.

Mr Pilley recently met with the Chancellor, George Osborne, at a Downing Street reception in support of creating a “northern economic powerhouse”.

He said: “The fact that the Minister and our local MP, Eric Ollerenshaw, have taken time out of their busy schedule to visit BES is a great testament to the continued 
growth and success of the group, and we’re extremely proud to be flying the flag for the local community.

“We’re one of the largest employers in the region and look forward to sharing our thoughts on how the Government can support businesses to succeed.”

Mr Pilley said he would talk to the minister about improving competition in the energy marketplace following recent price cuts.