Energy Gain UK, a low carbon energy specialist based in Tameside, found new growth after receiving funding and sales development support from the Business Growth Hub.
The company specialises in a number of energy-reducing low carbon technologies – including solar PV, heat pumps, LED lighting and biomass energy – providing a total solutions service, from design and installation to maintenance and finance.
Energy Gain UK is also one of the few companies in its sector with an in-house R&D test facility, where the latest low carbon products can be assessed and developed.
After meeting Adam Swainbank, a low carbon sector advisor from the Green Growth service, Energy Gain UK received expert support to help it increase sales and improve its digital presence.
In particular, the company benefitted from market intelligence on solar PV opportunities in Greater Manchester and detailed support and application advice for tender opportunities with local authorities. It was also given the opportunity to promote its services to over 30 local delegates at a Business Growth Hub 'Meet the Supplier' event.
In total, this support generated potential sales revenues of over £200,000. To expand its presence across the Greater Manchester region and beyond, Energy Gain UK also received funding for social media promotion and developing a new interactive website. As part of this work, the company was introduced to the The Skills Company (formerly Skills Solutions), to help with apprenticeship support in digital and social media, and Access to Finance, to help raise finance to expand the business.
Adam Swainbank said: “The Business Growth Hub has been able to support Energy Gain UK with a range of services to help it grow and expand.
“I have been able to link them to a number of low carbon opportunities and provide ongoing business development support.”
Craig Jones, director of Energy Gain UK, said: “The Green Growth team has been a great asset to our business – I would highly recommend it to other professionals in the low carbon and environmental sector.
“As we continue to grow, we’re looking forward to further support to help us implement a quality and environmental management system which will take us to the next stage in our business development.”
"As we continue to grow, we’re looking forward to further support to help us implement a quality and environmental management system."