A specialist building surveyor in Oldham has increased its turnover by 72 per cent after working with Greater Manchester’s GC Business Growth Hub to capitalise on the growing market for energy performance.
All Survey delivers legal compliance surveys and solutions for buildings, focusing particularly on asbestos, legionella and, more recently, energy performance.
With changes to the legislation of energy performance certification in buildings, All Survey sought help from low carbon sector experts at GC Business Growth Hub to capitalise on the growing market opportunity.
Over several months, operations director Ruth Wyers worked closely with Jack Smith, a green technologies and services sector advisor at the Hub, to create a solid business plan to increase its service offering in this area and find routes to market.
To support its growth plan, the company joined the Hub’s online Low Carbon Network to grow its presence in the Greater Manchester supply chain and is already working with other members of the network to collaborate on shared services.
‘Knowledge, contacts, confidence’
All Survey was also able to develop and promote its own green credentials by attending the Hub’s resource efficiency workshops, which played a factor in winning recently awarded Energy Performance Certification contracts with a national charity and a North West housing association.
Ruth Wyers said: “Working with GC Business Growth Hub has given us the knowledge, contacts and confidence to pursue our future in the growing market for building energy performance.
“Thanks to the increased workload, we have now employed a former part-time member of staff on a full-time basis, as well as generating around £80,000 in new sales.”
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