Family firm discuss future of energy industry

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has visited Gledhills – a vibrant family business which spans three generations.

Mr Menzies met with Chairman Houghton Gledhill his daughter and the company’s Managing Director Tricia Holland and Chief Executive Mark Foster to discuss the changing energy industry and the economy at their manufacturing base off Squires Gate Lane.

And, during a tour of the site, he also met a third generation of the Lytham based family – Tricia’s son who is helping out during the school holidays and his spare time – keeping the family tradition alive.

During their meeting  the board spoke to Mr Menzies about the economy and the new Energy Bill which is set to go before Parliament after the summer recess.

Mr Menzies, in turn, pledged to provide any help he could for the family run firm.

He said: “It was a real pleasure to meet such a family-oriented and progressive business.

“It was clear the company are doing their best to adapt to changing times in the energy industry and have as good an understanding of anyone of the market and the effect of new legislation.

“It was also wonderful to see Tricia’s son was following in the family footsteps.

“I have now promised to feed in their observations about the future of our energy industry to the Minister and I hope this will help the company going forward.

“With my background in business I am very keen to learn more about Fylde’s industries and I will work hard to ensure that they get the help they need to be successful and to stimulate employment.”

Gledhill Building Products Ltd manufactures a variety of vented and unvented hot water cylinders and tanks for domestic, commercial and industrial use.

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