ACCRINGTON-based firm Bensons for Beds have launched a recruitment drive with 37 new warehouse operator and delivery driver jobs created at its northern logistics and distribution centre in Huncoat, Hyndburn.

So far 26 of these posts have been filled, however 11 vacancies for drivers remain.

This comes after a recent financial restructuring scheme has helped the company to survive the difficult economic climate brought about by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief operating officer Joe Wykes said: “Sales are running ahead of our expectations as we emerge from refinancing as a refocused and resilient business.

“That’s why we’re looking for additional colleagues at Huncoat to help us deliver, literally, to customers.”

Since the easing of lockdown all of Bensons for Beds stores and distribution centres have been operating in line with government social distancing and hygiene regulations.

As well as Huncoat, the firm has distribution centres in Ayr and Tewkesbury, as well as a dedicated manufacturing site in Huntingdon and employs over 1,500 people nationwide.

The recent restructuring programme saw an investment of £25 million made in June which helped the company emerge as a stand-alone business.

This same restricting saw a new leadership team take the helm in July with CEO Mark Jackson joined by longstanding adviser Chris Howell as new chairman alongside other key senior appointments, while the company has also recently unveiled a partnership with TV personality Stacey Solomon.

Anyone interested in applying for the roles can contact recruitment project manager Andrew Healey at