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Case Studies: Open Control Solutions

Overview:

Open Control Solutions Ltd (OCS), an energy saving systems provider based in Manchester, is working with the Business Growth Hub to embark on an ambitious five year growth plan.

 

With more than a decade of industry experience, OCS is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of energy control systems. Its range of solutions control up to 87 per cent of a building’s energy use and help to maintain optimal environmental conditions while reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption.

 

Its clients include the ground-breaking Rolls Royce advanced aerospace disc manufacturing facility (pictured), which was opened by the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in 2014.

The challenge:

To help embark on a new five year growth plan, OCS was looking for support to help expand into new markets and promote its products and services as part of Greater Manchester’s fast-growing low carbon sector.

The solution:

As a member of the Growth Hub’s online Low Carbon Network, OCS is part of a growing number of companies that are helping Greater Manchester to transition to a low carbon economy. 

 

The Growth Hub’s low carbon sector development programme, part of the Green Growth service, provided OCS with market intelligence on the accreditations and environmental policies needed to help it access new markets, as well as sales leads and ongoing support for a targeted marketing campaign piloted in Greater Manchester.

 

The company is also benefitting from the Growth Hub’s Executive Development Programme – an in-depth training programme designed to develop leadership in management teams.

 

Paul Goucher, Managing Director at OCS, said: “We have been impressed by the level of specific knowledge the Growth Hub have in the low carbon market sector and the assistance they have given us so far has been invaluable in helping us with our five year growth plan.”

 

Tom Bardwell, Green Growth low carbon sector advisor, added: “OCS is an innovative and hard-working company with a strong and ambitious growth plan. 

 

“They are clearly focused on providing the most appropriate and efficient solutions for their customers to help achieve maximum reductions in energy costs and carbon emissions. This is an exciting time to be working with OCS and we look forward to supporting them further as they grow.”

“We have been impressed by the level of specific knowledge the Growth Hub have in the low carbon market sector and the assistance they have given us so far has been invaluable”

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