New jobs on the agenda as Briggs takes commercial role at Pacifica Group

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PACIFICA GROUP, a supplier and installer of domestic heating, plumbing and electrical appliances, is to expand its specialist repair and insurance claims facility in Elland.

The news was revealed by Matthew Briggs, a Yorkshire businessman who has been appointed chief commercial officer of the Chester-le-Street company.

Mr Briggs is the former chief executive of Leeds-based legal services start-up Brilliant Law, now known as Genus Law, and previously held senior roles at Capita Insurance Services and York-based Minster Law.

He said that Pacifica “is a fascinating and unique business, built over the last 15 years largely by recommendation”.

The £25m-turnover company works with a number of blue chip clients including the AA, Argos and the Co-operative Group.

Pacifica’s range of services also includes manufacturers’ guarantees and extended warranty products and partnerships with energy firms through the Government’s ECO and Green Deal schemes.

The company, which is owned by its founders, employs 300 people across six sites in the UK, including a hub for home emergency engineers in Sheffield. It has offices in Germany and Korea.

The site in Elland employs 40 people. Mr Briggs said it will treble in size over the next two years.

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