Mark Jones and Dan Martin
Richard Bell

County Durham partnership to help businesses prepare for low-carbon future

County Durham’s Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has announced a new partnership to help businesses prepare for a low-carbon future.

The Seaham-based company has joined forces with Consett firm Elmtronics to expand its services into electric vehicle (EV) charge point installation.

Elmtronics is the UK’s largest independent supplier and installer of EV charging points, which cater for commercial uses ranging from supporting an electric fleet to generating revenues from public use.

During a presentation and EV test-driving day for employees at the GAS HQ earlier this week, the firm’s business solutions managers were introduced to Elmtronics’ technology and got a close look the luxurious Tesla Model S.

Mark Jones, associate business solutions director for the UK and Ireland at GAS, said: “We’re encouraging our customers to think about their energy strategy as a whole and not just see it as an unavoidable cost.

“Businesses should consider how the new technology emerging can be used for development and long-term cost reduction.”

He continued: “We’ve seen legislation encouraging low carbon solutions for years now and it’s just the right thing to do.

“But, when you couple this with access to Elmtronics’ first-class equipment and GAS’ cost reduction expertise, it becomes an opportunity with a harder business edge and a prospective revenue generator.”

Elmtronics CEO Dan Martin commented: “We’re excited about this new partnership, which will give us another route to market.

“We’re finding that there’s a genuine desire for our service, which we successfully deliver on its own, but it also fits neatly into GAS’ strategic work with its clients.”

He added: “EVs are the future and our experience in both public and private sectors makes us the perfect partner to provide a quality option for any of GAS’ wide variety of clients.”

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