The demise of government green energy funding initiative, the Green Deal, has not stopped one Norfolk heat pump installer's business from expanding.
David Alston, Technical Director at Finn Geotherm, said:
“Our new employees know that a great deal will be expected of them. But we are confident that with the support of their fellow team members, they will be well up to the task.”
The increase in business means the heat pump installer will need to expand its office space to accommodate the new staff and any future hires. It also creating a showroom for customers.
Commercial Director, Guy Ransom said:
“We started the business with just three team members in 2006 and we’re proud to continue to create interesting career opportunities within our rural community.
"In an expanding industry, where many new businesses are being established, it’s important for our customers to be able to trust their heating system to a company with demonstrable skills and experience.
"Finn Geotherm has built a superb team of experts and as a result has completed a great range of projects which show what can be achieved.”
Part of their success comes down to specialising in heat pumps. The company is Lampoassa's (the Finnish firm) only UK approved installed. It is one of only a handful of Dimplex's 'expert installers' too.
Guy Ransom explained it in more detail:
“The key to our success has been our decision to specialise purely in heat pump technology. Most other renewable energy companies choose to diversify across all forms, but have suffered through the overpopulation of the PV sector.
"But we decided to maintain a stable operating base by focusing our resources and expertise on the area we felt would make the greatest impact on the environment and on our customer’s energy costs.
"It has also enabled us to develop an expertise which sets us apart from our competitors. This has seen us successfully complete challenging projects where others doubted heat pump technology would be effective.”