The Cottingham company identified the need for the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment (CHAS) accreditation and the development of a website which they received a grant to carry out in September 2014. It also achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management and taken on seven new members of staff, increasing the firm’s capacity to install and service ground and air source heat pumps, solar thermal and solar PV systems.
Using advice and funding acquired through the Green Port Growth Programme, which is supported by the Regional Growth Fund, Pure Renewables has seen its project work increase in the past two years.
Janie Whitelock, Director at Pure Renewables, commented:
“Our core work involves designing, sourcing and installing renewable heat electricity generation systems, such as solar and heat pumps, for both domestic and commercial projects. We knew we could grow this area of our business, but required a little guidance and funding to get there.
“Since enrolling on the Green Port Growth Programme, we have taken on innovative new projects across the country. For example, we installed a ground source heat pump at Tankersley Golf Club, Sheffield, and laid the ground collector pipes under the practice fairway to gather green energy from the green. Two new eco Park & Ride facilities in York are heated by our ground source heat pumps. We have also been working with global yeast and bakery firm AB Mauri, making use of waste heat from its processing plant to run a heat pump. We are looking forward to 2016 and expanding our scope of upcoming projects.”
Project Manager for GPGP’s business support team, Dawn Hall, said:
“Pure Renewables originally enrolled with us in April 2014. It has been great to see how the business has developed since then and to learn of some of the exciting projects they’ve been working on, not only in this region, but across the UK. The role of the Green Port Growth Programme is to support and steer businesses in the right direction. We are delighted we’ve been able to assist Pure Renewables.”