Jobs on the way as firm soars

FIRMS looking to reduce costs have boosted the fortunes of a Brighouse energy- management company.

Orchard Energy is gaining between 25 and 40 new clients a month, with particularly strong growth in the manufacturing and retail sectors.

MD Gareth Henderson said he expected turnover to grow 60 per cent this year.

The telesales team at the head office in Owler Ings Road, Brighouse, is being expanded and more energy advisors are being recruited.

The company operates across the UK and recently opened offices in Cardiff and Bristol. It plans to establish another regional base in Cambridge.

“The economic climate has led to greater demand for our services from businesses eager to reduce their overheads,” said Mr Henderson.