Ploughcroft boss calls for installer input

Ploughcroft managing director Chris Hopkins visits the Renewable Energy Installer stand at Ecobuild
Ploughcroft’s managing director Chris Hopkins is calling on renewable energy installers to provide questions for him to bring up at meetings of The Green Construction Board.

The star of Dragons’ Den was invited to join the board in January as a representative for the entire SME sector in the UK. Other members include a range of government departments and business leaders with a common goal to deliver a lower carbon construction industry over the next two years.

He said: “The aim is to move the entire UK construction industry across to lower carbon as quickly as possible.

“I have been asked to represent all SMEs whether they be in renewables, construction or even roofing. If any installers want me to push any comments around sustainability or low carbon, now is the time to get in contact.”

Hopkins says that he was appointed to the role by construction minister Mark Prisk due Ploughcroft’s experience in developing training course and effective learning. His passion for the industry and no-nonsense attitude also played a part.

He added: “I’m absolutely delighted to be asked to do this for the next two years and help SMEs in this arena.

“I am straight talking, which is another benefit of having me on the board, so I will  be able to firmly get across the views of the industry.”

Anybody who would like to get in touch with Chris should send an email with any comments to with Green Construction Board as the subject and they will be passed on to him.