Castle Building Services (Castle) has launched a subsidiary company in response to the growing energy efficiency sector.
Hebburn-based Castle Green Services was officially launched as an entity in its own right on 1st July, following a trial period as an extension of Castle’s main business activities.
Castle’s directors saw an opportunity within the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) to both build on the success of the company and utilise the skill set within their organisation to deliver installation services across both initiatives. This proved to be a step in the right direction as Castle became accredited as Green Deal assessors and secured a number of contracts with Green Deal provider, Local Energy.
Andrew Dawson has now been appointed as the director heading up Castle Green Services and has been instrumental in its successful development from an extension to the design and installation arm of the parent company, into an autonomous business.
Mr Dawson said: “We took a risk at the outset investing to better understand the energy efficiency market and the direction the Government, and to a certain extent the general public, felt it was going to take. While uptake of the Green Deal scheme was not as anticipated, due mainly to a lack of understanding, the ECO initiative was somewhat different, as people were benefiting from upgraded boilers and other energy saving measures, courtesy of the energy companies.”