Opinion

Two minutes with Waxman

Sam Waxman

Who are you?
Sam Waxman

What do you do?
Joint md of both Waxman Energy and Waxman Renewables

Where are you?
The two businesses are based in Grove Mills Elland, West Yorkshire – just off the M62.

How’s business at the moment?
Business has been very stable during the past few months and we forecast a positive year ahead for both the domestic and commercial sector.

How could it be better?
I think I echo everyone’s feelings in the industry when I say the announcement of the launch of the domestic RHI is absolutely vital now. There has been a lot of investment by companies to prepare for this launch, so to say this will be welcomed with open arms is an understatement. 

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever been given?
It is definitely to make sure you look after your cash flow. It is especially important in our industry due to the value of the goods, and how quickly the market can change. I believe that philosophy has put us in a strong position in this market.

How are you going green?
As one of the market leaders in the distribution of sustainable energy products, we feel that it is paramount for our HQ to reflect the innovations that the industry can provide and also practice what we preach in the way of becoming a more efficient and energy conscious hub.

We already have a fully functional solar PV system installed on our roof where energy is fed to our premises, so we have more control over the energy we use. Two biomass boilers have also been installed to provide heat to our show room and training facility.