Two minutes with GreenKit


Who are you?
Christos Kottis, commercial director at GreenKit

What do you do?
My role involves liaising closely with leading solar PV, biomass, heat pump and energy efficiency manufacturers to select the best products to supply, and ensure we have the right stock in place for our trade customers. It’s important to make sure we have what our customers need, when they need it and at the right price in order to remain competitive.

Where are you?
Our head office and national distribution centre is based in Nantwich, Cheshire, and from here we supply installers, house-builders and public sector trades-people across the UK.

How’s business at the moment?
It’s great, we are really busy at the moment. The solar PV market in the UK is growing steadily again but with the commercial, and now domestic RHI available we are inundated with enquiries for heat pumps and biomass systems to add to our steady stream of PV orders.

How could it be better?
We would welcome a more consistent government strategy on renewable incentives as the constant changes and uncertainty can undermine confidence and negatively affect the market and ourselves as a renewables supplier.

What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
It’s not so much business advice but something my mentor at Manchester Business School used to say: “Some managers make things happen, some hope things will happen and some wonder what has happened…”

In other words, in a fast-paced business environment, you cannot stay still or rest on your laurels so keep evolving and continually looking for growth opportunities.