Delight as 19 jobs are created at Hollinwood Euro Garage

Date published: 13 November 2018

Euro Garages, Europe’s fastest growing and most recognisable forecourt operator, has created 19 new jobs after launching its latest development in Oldham.

A new Esso petrol station, along with a Greggs, will formally open its doors at Hollinwood Junction on Thursday (November 15), as part of the £35 million regeneration of the area.

Based in Blackburn, Euro Garages is the sixth largest privately-owned company in the UK.

The business operates over 360 petrol forecourts in the UK alone with a wider network across France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and the US.

EG Group, the parent company of Euro Garages, employs more than 25,000 people globally.

Job creation is at the heart of the company’s business model and Euro Garages have worked closely with Oldham Council to ensure the 19 jobs created go to local people.

Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Euro Garages to Hollinwood Junction.

"This will not only be a great asset to the area but it has also created 19 new jobs, with the majority of them going to Oldham residents.

“Our Get Oldham Working team worked closely with Euro Garages to fill the roles.

"This resulted in a number of long-term unemployed Oldham residents being given the opportunity to interview, with successful outcomes.

“This is the start of the exciting £35 million Hollinwood Junction development, in partnership with developer Langtree, which will see the 30-acre site transformed into employment space, community, leisure and retail and up to 150 family homes, with 760 new jobs created.

“It benefits from excellent transport links, which create an opportunity to establish a regionally-important employment destination at this key gateway site into Oldham.”

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