MP hails 100 new jobs at Blackpool building services firm

North West building services engineering company, Ameon, has delivered some early Christmas cheer, with plans to create 100 new posts despite coronavirus.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 7:00 am

The jobs come as the Whitehills-based firm expands its Lancashire headquarters and gears up for a series of new contracts on major construction developments in the region.

A number of the new posts will be filled by qualified electricians, plumbers and heating and ventilation specialists; including a number experienced in low-carbon technologies.

And the opportunities will be spread around the region, with a concentration of trades’ personnel to be deployed in the Manchester area, where Ameon features in a series of large-scale, high profile residential and commercial construction projects in the city centre.

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Ameon's HQ in Blackpool

The news has been welcomed by Conservative MP for Fylde, Mark Menzies, who, following a question in the Commons, supporting the Government’s Kick Start campaign, said: “I am delighted to see Ameon thriving and choosing to invest its future in our young people.

“It is fantastic to see a local business benefitting from the construction boom in the North West, and that so many of these jobs will help young people gain experience and skills in a sector that is booming.”

Expansion for Ameon, which celebrated recently the completion of its 10,000th residential apartment in Manchester, has been sustained over a decade, and the signal of this latest phase is represented by the 150 per cent increase in the size of its headquarters, through acquisition of premises adjacent to its Lancashire base close to the M55 motorway.

Ameon is looking for improvements in the national position relating to Covid-19 before re-launching its newly developed headquarters facility in 2021. Ameon’s managing director, Robin Lawson: “It’s pleasing to get the support of Mark Menzies, for what is a major work creation plan, and despite our reluctance to sound triumphalist, it has only come about because of investment back into the business, and a clear vision for our future.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies who has welcomed the news that Ameon is to create 100 jobs

“That’s how we’ve managed to ride the economic waves in our sector over the past decade, and it’s why we are in a position now, despite the impact of Covid-19, to create employment opportunities for more people to play a part in our story going forward.”

The announcement of 100 new positions follows the recruitment recently of the company’s apprenticeships cohort for 2020/21.

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