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Utility Alliance joins as Principal Community Partner!

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Utility Alliance joins as Principal Community Partner!

Burnley FC in the Community is proud to announce that Utility Alliance have become the charity’s first official principal partner.

In the first deal of its kind for Burnley FC’s official charity, the pioneering partnership will see Utility Alliance, a Hartlepool-based energy company, enter into a two-year deal with Burnley FC in the Community to become its principal partner.

Utility Alliance will also become Community’s official energy supplier, powering the charity’s facilities portfolio including the Leisure Box operation at Brierfield Mill and Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre in Barley.

Already a key energy company in the North East, Utility Alliance is looking to expand its presence in the North West whilst supporting the innovative and ever-growing work of Burnley FC in the Community.

Ian Willis, PR & Marketing Executive for Utility Alliance, said: “We are delighted to be linking up with Burnley FC in the Community. We have worked hard to complete this deal, and we have been very impressed by the plans that Neil Hart, Ryan Bradley and the rest of the team have in taking what is already a fantastic scheme further forward.”“Utility Alliance is a relatively new company, but we have made great strides in raising our brand awareness since the turn of the year and to have the opportunity to link up with a Premier League club is something we are very proud of.”

“We are genuinely excited to be working with the club’s official charity and we wish Sean Dyche and his team every success for the new season,” added Ian.

Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Burnley FC in the Community, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Utility Alliance on board as our principal partner. This key investment from a fantastic organisation will be crucial to the development of our work – work that is already touching the lives of over 20,000 people locally.”

“The fact they are so enthusiastic to give something back demonstrates the kind of company Utility Alliance are. We are really looking forward to working closely with them over the next two years.”

Utility Alliance was set up in February 2015 with a team of just six staff, but now operates with a workforce in excess of 200 and turns over in excess of £6m per annum.

The company works on a business to business model, giving companies the opportunity to not only save money on their utility bills but also to become more energy efficient.

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.