Ruth Mitchell

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Synergy Solar expands across North East

A North East renewable energy firm is expanding its reach across the region in the hope of growing into a £1 million a year enterprise in the next two years.

Synergy Solar has already opened four franchises in Durham, Sunderland, Birmingham and Reading, and is now planning to open a fifth in Newcastle. The firm also has plans to open a further seven new branches by the end of 2012.

Director Mashud Choudhury said: “We wanted to expand the business with like-minded individuals who were also passionate about renewable energy.

“There are a lot of people looking to enter the renewable market and our comprehensive model enables them to do this.”

The company also has plans to extend its services to other areas of renewable energy technologies, including solar thermal, biomass, air and ground source heat pumps, wind turbines and rainwater recovery.

Managing director Steve Gaylor added: “The opening of the new franchise is another great step towards our long-term aim of operating in 40 territories throughout the UK and it also provides us with further evidence that our business sector and model is robust.”

The newest franchise will be led by Lawrence Winship, and will initially employ six people. It is anticipated that more jobs will be created as the business scales up over the coming months and years.

Mr Winship is highly experienced in this area, having worked for almost 25 years in power generation and electrical construction, and a stint working on wind turbine projects.

As well as supplying products for domestic projects, Synergy Solar is also looking to increase its presence in the commercial sector, having recently completed work for Sunderland Marina.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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