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Charity BEN reaches out to jobless Unipart workers

 BEN, the automotive industry charity, has extended its help and support to those affected by the collapse of Unipart Automotive.
The charity has contacted KPMG, the appointed administrators, and hopes that through them, and its own communications, it can ensure that those who have been displaced know BEN is on hand during this potentially difficult period.
The charity recognises that a vast number of these individuals will now face an uncertain future – causing much worry and stress. BEN is keen to ensure that former Unipart Automotive employees understand the confidential and independent help available to them through its professional support services.
These include support with how to manage existing monetary commitments, advice on entitlement and application processes for Job Seekers allowance and redundancy payment claims, and directing them to, and providing details of, other appropriate agencies and support organisations appropriate for their need, or even providing short term financial assistance.
Commenting on the situation, Nigel Rothband, BEN’s Chief Operating Officer said: "We are extremely saddened to have lost Unipart Automotive. However, our communities’ priority is to safeguard those who find themselves without employment. I am pleased the messages we’re communicating are getting through; we have already received a number calls from those affected and are providing support."
To contact BEN’s Support Services team in complete confidence, call 01344 876770, text 07781 472622, email, visit         

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  • David Kershaw CAE,FIMI,FMI - 30/07/2014 12:04

    BEN is always there to support those in need in the Automotive Industry. If you are in a position to help BEN do what they do best , your support would be appreciated.

    • andy - 30/07/2014 21:00

      @David Kershaw CAE,FIMI,FMI - Hello Ben it the jobless people of Unipart automotive that needs the help this time round what a shamble's..... If you can please help them it would be very appreciated

    • David Kershaw - 31/07/2014 07:14

      @andy - Andy, BEN are already helping the Unipart Automotive employees as stated in the article