19 December, 2019
‘TIS the season to be jolly – but we’ve been jolly all year here at Utility Alliance.
It’s been another record-breaking year for us, with our teams at Hartlepool, Sheffield and Newcastle all consistently smashing their targets.
We got off to a flying start in 2019 when we were named in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Places to Work list – not a bad effort considering the competition we faced from the hundreds of thousands of businesses who were all battling for a place in the elite.
We’ve continued to push our work in the community, handing over thousands of pounds to our nominated charities Alice House Hospice (Hartlepool), City Hearts (Sheffield) and the Sick Children’s Trust (Newcastle) as well as lots of other deserving causes.
Some of our support staff hiked up Ben Nevis to raise cash for Help for Heroes, while another two workers spent a week in Ghana helping to build a school.
Our backing of the Sunderland Echo’s Portfolio Awards and the Hartlepool Mail’s Best of Hartlepool event helped highlight the work done by the business sector and local community champions respectively.
Our sponsorship deals with football clubs Hartlepool United, Burnley FC in the Community and Sheffield United in the Community have all been mutually beneficial, local team Billingham Town lifted the title proudly sporting our logo on their shirts while Hartlepool boxer Savannah Marshall has been a fantastic ambassador for us over the last 12 months after agreeing a deal at the start of the year.
Workers across our three sites have all enjoyed the best incentives on offer in the sector, and our ongoing recruitment drive has seen us create in excess of 100 jobs for staff who unfortunately were left out of work following the collapse of other businesses.
We would like to thank all of our staff who have played a part over the last 12 months, and of course to our ever-increasing list of customers who have helped us reach the level we find ourselves at today. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – and look forward to taking Utility Alliance to even higher levels when we return to work in January.
Bob Moore, Darren Sutherland & Phill Moore