Contract wins mark 10 years in business for Ambient

Specialist air conditioning, heating and ventilation firm Ambient HVAC has grown turnover to around £1m after a decade working in the sector

Brothers Ross Burke, left, and Guy Burke launched North-East air-conditioning firm Ambient HVAC a decade ago

Teesside-based air conditioning, heating and ventilation services specialists Ambient HVAC have celebrated 10 years in business with a series of major contract wins.

The firm, established by brothers Ross and Guy Burke, has nearly trebled turnover in the past year to around £1m as demand for its services grow.

Specialising in cooling systems for data centres and server-rooms that require precise temperature control, Ambient’s 12-strong team has designed and installed industrial air-conditioning systems for many of Teesside’s leading chemical companies, including Lucite International, ConocoPhillips, Ensus and Hertel.

The firm also serves the public sector, together with the telecoms, leisure and retail industries.

Marking its 10th anniversary recently, Ambient installed a new £50,000 high-performance heating, cooling and ventilation system in the new Stockton headquarters of commercial construction company, The Mandale Group.

The business is also completing the installation of cooling equipment for two of Teesside’s biggest industrial businesses in contracts worth nearly £100,000 each.

Another successful £100,000 project involved helping Evenwood-based CA Group switch its air conditioning from a gas-guzzling boiler system to renewable heating.

To suit the company’s varied working environments, Ambient designed and installed a web-controlled, state-of-the-art system that provides heating, cooling and the added advantage of heat recovery to minimise energy consumption.

The family-run Ambient has grown considerable since it launched in 2004.

With Ross as project manager and Guy as installation engineer, the brothers initially ran a general air conditioning business from home.

As they progressed into the specialised industrial field, they moved to premises on the old Ministry of Defence site in Eaglescliffe before switching to their current base, featuring offices and storage facilities, on the town’s Urlay Nook Road last year.

“We’re proud with what we have achieved so far,” said Ross.

“It’s been a fantastic journey and the years have flown by.

“From our small beginnings, we’re delighted that many of Teesside’s leading companies now view us as their designers and suppliers of choice for their air conditioning requirements.

“With our background of working on petrochemical sites, we have developed a niche for data centre and server room cooling systems.

“Over the past 12 months we’ve achieved our best turnover and profit for three years, so we reach our 10th anniversary with every reason to feel confident about the future – with several more major contracts currently underway.”

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