Who are you?
David Hall, national sales manager for Grant UK
What do you do?
My day to day role means I’m talking with installers, merchants and specifers about our renewable range including condensing biomass boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal systems
Where are you?
I live with my wife Kay and children Abi and Sam in Ludlow, Shropshire which is a beautiful part of the country. I have both solar thermal and PV installed at home, as well as a wood burning stove.
How’s business at the moment?
At present business is very good but also very challenging. Grant is launching new products throughout 2015 – including a new domestic condensing biomass boiler, called the Vecta. We also have the Grant Accredited Pathway Scheme (GAPS) which makes MCS registration and its administration burden a lot lighter for installers.
How could business be better?
There is little doubt that there is uncertainty created by RHI payment movements and this makes convincing installers to become MCS accredited a lot more challenging. After the election, I hope the government acts to take away these market uncertainties and encourage the take up of renewables.
What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
The best business advice came from my father who said to me: “Winning is as much about attitude as aptitude, especially when the chips are down.”
How are you going green?
We feel it’s important to practice what we preach and our environmental processes are audited in line with ISO 14001. We also have two Spira biomass boilers heating our Devizes HQ.