A LONDON-based energy-efficiency company opens its first Scotland office on Tuesday, May 2 in an attempt to draw on the country’s local green skills and growth opportunities.
The company, Envido opens its new Glasgow office at Cambuslang Investment Park as part of a planned regional expansion that brings it nearer to Scotland’s major industrial and commercial base and to its clients which include RBS, Investec, BskyB and the NHS.
It already has offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Ipswich. According to the company director Mr Russell Lerman, Glasgow is an ideal place to expand and grow its energy analysts and low-carbon engineering teams.
Mr Lermans says:
“Envido is looking to expand its team across Scotland. Glasgow was an obvious choice for our first base as it gives ready access to a pool of low-carbon engineering skills and a growing green collar workforce that will help the firm grow.
“Although Scotland’s transformation to a green energy economy is well ahead the rest of the UK, local industry commerce and the public sector have the highest level of heat and power consumption per capita.
“The SNP Government’s target to achieve 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2020 is commendable, but Scotland’s reducing energy costs that will benefit Scotland’s private and public sector in the short term.
“Reducing energy by one fifth can add over 7 per cent to bottom line profit and can help to support the balance sheet when organic growth is harder to come by.
“The 33% rise to in the carbon price floor in the recent budget has means that Scottish energy-intensive businesses in particular should look to re-double energy conservation efforts.”
Envido offers energy consultancy and designs and installs low-carbon technology to help clients reduce their carbon emissions – aiming to help them conserve energy, save money and boost overall business performance.