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Safe pair of hands: Clarets keeper opens recruitment business' Colne office

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope (second from right) with Cllr Iqbal (second from left) at the opening of M65 Recruitment's new Colne office.
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope (second from right) with Cllr Iqbal (second from left) at the opening of M65 Recruitment's new Colne office.
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Clarets goalkeeper and newly-selected England player, Nick Pope, has opened the new Colne branch of a burgeoning Lancashire recruitment business aiming to extend their reach into Pendle.

The company, M65 Recruitment, will have three staff based at the new office on Colne’s thriving Albert Road and will primarily be servicing businesses in the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors, with the Burnley 'keeper joined by the leader of Pendle Council, Cllr. Mohammed Iqbal at the launch.

“We’re really pleased to be opening the Colne office, so we can provide a comprehensive service to clients and candidates in east Lancashire," said Mark Wiggan, MD of M65 Recruitment. “We were delighted to be joined by Cllr. Iqbal, who was welcoming us to the borough.

"And as proud members of Burnley FC in the Community everybody in the office was thrilled when Burnley keeper Nick Pope came along to support us as well," he added. "I hope M65 Recruitment can prove to be just as safe a pair of hands, for Pendle businesses who are sourcing new talent!"

Chris Rogers, Engineering Consultant, added: “We were really attracted to Colne as it’s right in the centre of an area renowned for engineering and manufacturing excellence – there are lots of great businesses here and there is an abundant supply of skilled and enthusiastic people."

Speaking enthusiastically about the potential for more businesses to see their futures in Pendle, Cllr Iqbal said: "I'm especially pleased that M65 Recruitment have come to Colne - it extends their reach across the M65 corridor, providing much needed assistance to Pendle's job seekers.

"It also demonstrates great confidence in the skills base that we have in Pendle - especially in manufacturing and engineering," he added.