Business opportunities are a-plenty in Green Deal due to a national shortage of qualified domestic energy assessors, says one Manchester-based Green Deal assessment company.
According to One Green Place, the volume of enquiries for has been so great that it estimates room for thousands more assessors to enter the market and meet demand.
Annmarie Blomfield, managing director of One Green Place, said: “Homeowners have been so excited by the launch of Green Deal we have taken thousands of enquiries for assessments in the first month alone.
“We have one of the largest panels of energy assessors in the UK, but there is still a shortage of qualified DEAs and Green Deal Assessors (GDAs) across the country. There is scope for thousands of people to join the industry to satisfy demand.”
Annmarie added: “With all the negative stories surrounding redundancies in the retail sector and the gloomy economy, it is great that a government initiative has created a demand for employment opportunities, as well as reducing the UK’s carbon footprint.
“Becoming an energy assessor gives people flexibility to be self-employed in a sector which the government is actively promoting.
“There is no limit to the number of GDAs who could enter this industry at the moment and as energy efficiency is high on the government’s agenda it is a sector with huge potential to grow.”