Construction firm is given energy boost

Way ahead: Managing director Simon Carr, centre, with renewables technical manager Nick Badcock and regional manager Gary Toomey
Way ahead: Managing director Simon Carr, centre, with renewables technical manager Nick Badcock and regional manager Gary Toomey
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Henry Boot is moving into the renewable energy business. The Sheffield-based group’s construction subsidiary has launched a renewables division to target growth in the market in the coming years.

Group managing director, Jamie Boot, said: “As a company we aim to send out a clear message of our intentions to provide the expertise and a well-respected brand for delivering clean energies and to make significant contribution to environment for future generations.”

Henry Boot Construction has recruited Gary Toomey, who has a wealth of the renewable energy experience from both the UK and abroad, becomes regional manager of the new operation.

He will be joined at Henry Boot Construction’s Dronfield head office by technical manager Nick Badcock and a team of staff.

Henry Boot says contracts with public and private landlords means work designed to take advantage of the Government’s Feed in Tariff domestic generation initiative and Renewable Heat Incentive already forms a significant part of its core business

Its new division is a natural extension of that activity and will initially focus on the Solar PV, heat pump and wind power markets, targetting demand for energy efficient retrofits and rebuilds through the government’s Green Deal and other associated initiatives.

Henry Boot Construction’s managing director, Simon Carr, said: “We believe there are great opportunities from the growth in this area, which will alleviate the conditions of the reduction in capital spend associated with reduced public expenditure.”