BES Utilities welcomes new managing director

Fleetwood-based commercial utility supplier BES Utilities has appointed a new managing director to its board, as part of a senior level restructure.

nick-dilworth-besNick Dilworth joined BES’s senior management team in April 2016 and has now replaced the former managing director, Andy Pilley, who has now taken up the role of chairman.

Nick will work alongside the chairman and existing board of directors, and his appointment follows a series of senior appointments over recent months as the business continues its focus on compliant growth.

With a successful background in financial services, Nick has held a number of roles, including in mergers and acquisitions, before becoming the managing director of a venture capitalist backed business which supported dental practices with the ability to offer monthly membership plans.

During Nick’s involvement, the size of the business doubled, expanded operations in to Australia and Malta, and acquired and sold several subsidiaries. The company made it into the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work for on four occasions and doubled the benchmarked score for customer satisfaction and advocacy.

In recognition of his various achievements, Nick was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, he was awarded an International Fellowship in New York for his services to the UK dental sector (one of a handful of non-dentists to ever receive the accolade and after only three years in his role as MD) and was a judge on a panel for HSBC’s annual national business award.

BES Utilities chairman, Andy Pilley, said: “Our focus for the coming years is to continue growing the company in a controlled and compliant way. Nick has been working with us since the start of this year and it is clear that he is absolutely the right person to help us oversee the next stage of BES’s journey. Nick Dilworth added: “BES has successfully developed a proposition within the change of tenancy market for small and medium-sized enterprises. Combining the current solid market position with the significant investment planned for the business, this will provide an exciting platform for BES to develop further as a challenger brand, which I very much look forward to being a part of. Our planned investment in the business will enable us to offer a wider choice of tariffs along with an enhanced customer experience.”