Business Minister George Freeman has opened the new offices and showroom of Finn Geotherm, the renewable heating experts based in Attleborough, Norfolk.
Finn Geotherm has recently expanded its workforce by 25 per cent in order to meet a continued growth in demand for the company’s expertise in the design and installation of ground and air source heat pumps.
The new development has been built to provide office space for new staff and also includes a showroom where customers can view the company’s full range of heat pumps and heat recovery systems.
Finn Geotherm’s Commercial Director, Guy Ransom, said: “This is a very exciting time for Finn Geotherm. We have seen our sales rise by an average of 40% per year over the past six years, which is a record of which we are very proud. With new staff coming on board, the next step has been new offices and a brand new showroom, and we are all delighted and honoured to welcome George Freeman MP to help celebrate the next stage in our development by opening our new offices.”
The company is based in Attleborough, Norfolk and is one of the longest established renewable energy heating companies in the UK. It has carried out nearly 500 heat pump installations at properties that range from bungalows to large stately homes and businesses. This has helped homeowners and commercial enterprises achieve significant reductions in their heating costs, to become more carbon friendly and to gain attractive government payments in the form of the Renewable Heat Incentive.
The business forecasts a turnover of £2 million this year and with the recent recruitment of two new engineers and two more sales managers, this brings the current team total to 20.
On opening the building, George Freeman, MP for Mid-Norfolk, said: “It is good to see such a fabulous business growing through vision, leadership and teamwork. This stunning project has been very well put together and you can sense the high quality and team ethos.
“The world is hungry for clean energy and today businesses and environmentalists share the same agenda to reduce their use of energy and resources. We need more innovative businesses in Norfolk and companies like Finn Geotherm are leading a renaissance in the county.”
This year, Finn Geotherm were crowned ‘Norfolk Champions’ at the East of England Business Champions Small Business Awards. They were also one of just three finalists in the Rural Enterprise category of the Eastern Daily Press Business Awards 2015, plus finalists in the domestic new build category at the national Building and Energy Efficiency Awards 2015.
The company is the UK’s only approved installer of the state-of-the-art Finnish ground source systems from Lämpöässä, and one of only a few ‘expert installers’ for Dimplex Renewables. In the last couple of years it has installed innovative heat pump systems at the likes of Octagon Business Park in Little Plumstead, the Longlands Business Park on the Holkham Estate, the Dinomote children’s play facility at Lenwade and the new Eureka tropical zone at Banham Zoo. It has also been able to provide ground source systems to provide all of the heating and hot water for large stately homes, including Gayton Hall, dispelling the myth that the technology is only applicable for new, well-insulated houses.