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Shoebox wins big at South West Green Energy Awards

Kensa's managing director Simon Lomax (centre) picks up the Best Business Innovation award at the Green Energy Awards
Kensa’s managing director Simon Lomax (centre) picks up the Best Business Innovation award at the Green Energy Awards

Ground source heat pump manufacturer Kensa Engineering has secured the title of ‘Business Innovation of the Year’ at the South West Green Energy Awards for the company’s Shoebox Heat Pump.

Hosted by Regen SW and held at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 26 November, Kensa says the South West Green Energy Award is further recognition that the Shoebox is the smallest and quietest heat pump on the market, which means that that the renewable technology can – for the first time – be installed inside a dwelling, creating a major new market opportunity. 

Kensa’s managing director, Simon Lomax, who was presented the award at the event, said: “We’ve created a new opportunity with the Shoebox that will hopefully lead the mainstream take up of renewable heating in domestic households.  Winning this award is recognition of exceptional work from a team of the industry’s very best engineers.”

Stephanie Gregory, marketing manager for Kensa, added: “Like other successful SMEs, Kensa is often wrongly under-estimated by larger competitors – and we can use this to our advantage. Being a small business is not a weakness, rather we see our business as a ‘concentrate’, a ‘purée’ of specialists if you like; we employ the very best and focus our skills, experience and expertise to sustainably grow the business and continually deliver award-winning innovation, all from our headquarters based in Truro. The Shoebox is proof that size does not matter!”