Business leaders' promotion delight

Burnley business leaders are expecting the Clarets promotion to the Premier League to have a major impact on the town's economy.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 11:00 am
The celebrations at Turf Moor following Burnley's win over QPR which sealed promotion back to the top flight

Three leading members of the Burnley Bondholders partnership have praised the achievements of Sean Dyche’s team and believe that the feelgood factor and heightened profile will give business a major shot in the arm.

Dave Jones, managing director of Veka plc said: “As a proud Burnley company, with a 30-year history in the town, we couldn’t be happier to celebrate the Clarets well-deserved promotion into the Premier League – we all ‘Dared To Dream’ and they did us proud!

“The mood around VEKA has been one of absolute jubilation since Monday’s game. The Clarets promotion into the Premier League is not only fantastic for Burnley as a passionate, football-mad town, but also for the town economically.

“The money that will pour into Burnley as a result of Premier League fixtures is a fantastic boost to the economy, and the prestige that comes with a top flight team will have a knock-on effect for the town and its businesses.

“Everyone at VEKA is incredibly proud of Sean Dyche and the team at Burnley Football Club and we can’t wait to cheer them on next season!”

His views were echoed by John Kennedy, general manaer of ZF TRW.

He told the Express: “Burnley Football Clubs promotion is in keeping with so many of our wonderful town’s success stories.

“They have been built on hard work, teamwork and a resolute belief that we can be the best at whatever we do. The prize is the cause of our labours. Congratulations to the Clarets.”

Chris Plumb, managing director of Aircelle commented: “A large proportion of our workforce is local to Burnley and the lift this promotion will give them and their families cannot be underestimated. Aircelle is a global business and being based in a premiership town in the UK can only strengthen our brand.

“Well done and thank you Burnley Football Club!”