Craggs Energy takes over Samuel Cooke and Co depot in Padiham

Craggs Energy take over Padiham depot after Samuel Cooke & Co go into administration

Craggs Energy managing director, Chris Bingham, and new depot manager Jeremy Cosway

Craggs Energy has become the new owners of the Samuel Cooke and Co depot, based in Padiham.

Last month came the sad news that the Burnley based fuel distributor Samuel Cooke & Co, had gone into administration resulting in the loss of over 80 jobs.

Craggs Energy, an independent fuel company based in Hebden Bridge, has taken over the depot and launched the business in the Lancashire area using the local knowledge of two former Samuel Cooke and Co employees.

Craggs Energy managing director, Chris Bingham, explained: “We have built our business by using experienced staff and delivering high levels of customer service at a fair price. Opening a depot in the Burnley and Pendle area means we can extend this promise and provide the local area with a family run local company they can trust to take care of their fuel requirements”

Jeremy Cosway, ex depot manager, and Ben Duckworth, ex marketing manager, of Samuel Cooke and Co have both joined the team  to launch the new Padiham site.

Jeremy Cosway said: “I worked at Samuel Cooke and Co for six years and I was the depot manager for two of those. It was sad to say goodbye but I’m really happy that I can continue my career in Padiham and continue to focus on the local area”.

Ben added: “I was really disappointed when Samuel Cooke and Co Ltd was forced to close, but thanks to Craggs Energy, we can continue our efforts of serving the Burnley and Pendle area out of the well-known Padiham depot.”

www.craggsenergy.co.uk

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  1. Richard Sturdy
    Posted August 24, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    Great news for the industry! Craggs is one of the fastest-growing and best companies in the game and will serve the Samuel Cooke customers well!

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