Green future for the North East

Green future for the North East

An independent green energy consultancy which boasts clients such as Christian Dior and William Hill has committed its future to the region.

Gateshead-based Green Energy Consulting was launched little over three years ago with only two staff and a handful of clients. 

Now the business boasts 29 staff, clients across the globe, and has ambitious growth plans for the coming year.

This includes a move into new markets such as farming and agricultural and the planned recruitment of more staff.

With a reported turnover of £500,000 last year and a predicted turnover of £1.2m this year, the firm expects to double its staff numbers by the summer of next year.

Peter McGirr, director and co-founder, said: “When we first started the business there was a real gap in the market for companies to purchase their energy from renewable sources through the national grid and benefit from the economies of scale and tariffs that many of the bigger brands were securing. 

“As such we spotted a real opportunity to work with these companies and secure their energy at a financially accessible rate, whilst – in many cases – also enabling them to deliver against their brand values of buying a green, sustainable energy supply without the added cost.”

Green Energy Consulting works with companies to provide complete carbon management solutions that secure the most competitive contracts with energy suppliers across the UK.

The company works with SMEs through to large corporates and multi sites providing bespoke end to end energy management from initial concept to project completion.