Growing Hartlepool recruitment agency predicting business boost after football club's promotion

A Hartlepool recruitment agency is predicting a major boost for businesses across the town following the football team’s promotion.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 4:45 am

Heyllo, based in The BIS business centre, in Whitby Street, says the economic impact of Hartlepool United’s return to the Football League cannot be underestimated.

It says the result will give the whole of the town’s fortunes a shot in the arm after lockdown with businesses benefiting from the wider exposure.

And a hoped for full return of fans to games will have a knock on effect for bars, restaurants, hotels and more, says Heyllo.

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Robert Klieser and Nicola Burrows. Picture by FRANK REID
Robert Klieser and Nicola Burrows. Picture by FRANK REID

Managing Director Nicola Burrows, who runs the business alongside director Robert Klieser, said: “As a Hartlepool business that deals with scores of other businesses across the town, we know how much this promotion means to a lot of people.

“Last week when we were speaking to our partners about recruitment and training opportunities, the first thing they talked about was Pools. It seemed as though everyone in the town was planning on a trip to Bristol.

“From an economic point of view, this football result cannot be underestimated.

"The exposure the town will get from being back in the Football League is huge, and hopefully if restrictions are lifted in time for the new season we will see fans allowed back into The Vic, not only from Hartlepool but from the visiting teams too.

Nicola Burrows. Picture by FRANK REID

“That has a knock on effect for the bars and restaurants, the hotels, there are so many businesses that will benefit from this."

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Last time Hartlepool were in the league in 2016-17, the club’s status was said by council chiefs to be worth £5million a year to the town.

Heyllo, a registered training provider and recruitment agency, launched early last year.

In just a short space of time it has gone from strength to strength due to winning new contracts.

Staff numbers have grown from three to 16 since last October.

Nicola added: “We know it has been tough over the last 15 months with lockdowns and restrictions, but we’re on the right track to getting back to normal and the fact Pools are back in the Football League.

“Let’s hope this promotion can help to bring the feelgood factor back to the town and all of the businesses in it.”

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