Oxfordshire-based business joins £24m rapid-growing nationwide renewables network   

Low carbon and renewable technology specialist Green Building Renewables (GBR) has expanded its UK nationwide network into Oxfordshire and the South West by acquiring local business Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating.   

Oxfordshire-based business becomes part of £24m rapid-growing nationwide renewables network.

Kidlington-based Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating is the fifth renewables company to join the York-based business and will help increase its annual turnover to £24 million. The merger will also create fifteen new jobs in the region.   

Green Building Renewables offers a range of renewable technology solutions through its growing network of local energy experts. It provides air and ground source heat pumps, underfloor heating, solar PV, EV charging, and battery storage.      

A network of renewables expertise

The company’s network includes York, Doncaster, Daventry, Wellingborough, Colchester, Newcastle and Norwich offices. Adding Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating’s Oxford office helps expand its nationwide reach further, as it can now offer its services and products across Oxfordshire and the South West.     

Chris Delaney, managing director of Green Building Renewables, said: “The 39-year reputation of Steve’s business precedes it. He, and his team, are trusted and respected by their customers, and they fit perfectly with Green Building Renewables and within our network of renewables experts.    

“We continue to grow our nationwide network by acquiring quality local renewable technology businesses like Steve’s. We’re delighted to welcome the Kidlington team to ours. And we’re proud to add another region of England to our network.  

“As the public continues to look for solutions to energy price rises and ways to lower their environmental footprint, we will continue to grow our business by providing local solutions to these global issues. We want to be the first name people think of when it comes to low carbon and renewable technology installation.”    

Built over 40 years

In due course, Steve Cross Plumbing and Heating will rebrand to Green Building Renewables as it becomes a part of the company’s network of local renewable technology installers, recruiting new solar PV installers and heat pump engineers across the country.     

Steve Cross, founder director, said, “I am extremely proud of what I have built in the region over the last 40 years. My team provides quality service and work, joining Green Building Renewables and becoming part of something bigger it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to share their skills further.  

“Green Building Renewables offers the team the opportunity to offer more services and products to our customers in the region. This has never been more important at times of increasing energy prices.”     

Rapid growth and expansion

Philip Fellowes-Prynne, Efficient Building Solutions CEO, said: “Efficient Building Solutions’ mission is to lead the UK’s transformation to efficient, sustainable buildings. The rapid growth and expansion of Green Building Renewables reflect the demand for low carbon and renewable technology.  

“Chris and his team are building a network of renewable experts that we believe will be unrivalled in the UK for their combined experience and knowledge. We are actively seeking suitable businesses to acquire and join the Green Building Renewables network. Steve and his team are a perfect example of the standard of business we want to join our team.”