Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Renewable energy work helps company to grow

An East Yorkshire electrical and mechanical services company has seen its turnover and staff base increase since gaining financial support for its renewable energy work. 

Martin Dixon Ltd, based in Anlaby, near Hull, provides heating, plumbing and electrical solutions for homes and businesses. However, the firm wanted to increase its renewable installation work in solar and biomass by recruiting additional staff and investing in new equipment.

The company enrolled on the Green Port Growth Programme in June 2013 following a recommendation and applied for funding for its expansion plans. The application was agreed in August 2013 and, since then, Martin Dixon Ltd has been able to take on 31 new members of staff covering engineering, plumbing and administrators.

Frank Saunders, Business Development Manager at Martin Dixon Ltd, said: “Since gaining support, we have completed 1,300 installations, compared with 30, three years previously. In addition to this, we invested in a new website to help raise our profile. The result has been that turnover has increased significantly since enrolment in 2013.

“Our growth means we have also taken on new projects, working with BAM Construct UK on the Building Schools for the Future programme. We have been liaising with local schools to promote energy audits and renewable services too, as well as setting up an ‘eco club’ at one of the schools we work with.”

Martin Dixon Ltd’s key services in renewables include solar thermal, air source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting, combined heat and power, solar PV and biomass. Following its recent growth, the company is looking at developing new premises and creating a learning/education centre to give a practical view of renewables.

Dawn Hall, Project Manager for Green Port Growth Programme’s Business Support strand, added: “Although Martin Dixon Ltd has been established for 30 years, they had ambitious plans to invest in the renewables sector but wanted help and guidance. We are delighted we have been of assistance and the business has been able to enter new markets and thrive.”

The Green Port Growth Programme has been created to establish East Yorkshire as a world-class centre for renewable energy and is supported by the Regional Growth Fund.

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