THE first tenant for the £50million Burnley Bridge Business Park — at the former Hepworth’s site — has been officially named.

Expanding electrical wholesaler YESSS will occupy a 6,500 square foot unit, the equivalent of one and a half football pitches, at Magnesium Court, on the Hapton development.

And a second firm is believed to be close to signing on the dotted line for the scheme, which is being managed by Leeds-based Eshton. YESSS has grown from a start-up business to become the fourth largest in its field, though it could not be confirmed how many new jobs will be created at the Burnley site.

Council Leader Coun Mark Townsend said: “It’s great to have the first tenant signed up to Burnley Bridge. I understand they are close to signing another tenant too.

“The council worked closely with Eshton to bring the site to fruition, so it’s great to see it is now open for business and signing up new businesses and creating new jobs for the area.”

James Chapman, Eshton’s managing director, added: “We are delighted to welcome YESSS to the site. We’ve had a lot of interest in the scheme and securing a highly reputable company in a short space of time demonstrates our ability to choose locations with real growth potential.

“Negotiations with other parties are at an advanced stage and I hope to be able to make a further announcement in the not too distant future.”