Q2 2021

48 | Q2 2021 Feb21213 Best EV Charging Equipment Installations Company 2021 BMM Energy Solutions is an independent supplier and installer of public, commercial and domestic electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the whole of the UK. It focuses exclusively on the design, delivery, and management of scalable EV recharging infrastructure solutions. The company believes in providing the maximum flexibility and choice to its customers. Its diverse supply chain and agnostic approach to hardware paired with the use of OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) allows its customers to mix and match a wide variety of hardware together and manage them all using a single back-office software solution. BMM’s life began as a small family-owned business, and with its transition into an SME and continued expansion, it continues to retain its family ethos. It recognises that every member of the BMM family has a wealth of professional knowledge and skills that have been developed over their careers and it encourages the team to contribute to all aspects of the business. While the senior leadership team is accountable for the actions and performance of the company, it operates a flat hierarchy and open door policies. Transparency around BMM’s vision and pipeline activities, paired with a “roll your sleeves up and get stuck in” attitude has created a collaborative environment where everyone understands the company’s goals and what needs to be done in order to reach them. Operating in the market since 2013, BMM hasn’t only grown, but it has also developed its expert knowledge to deliver over 8,500 charge points to satisfied customers. It has framework contacts in place with Centrica, Drax, EDF, Engie, Scottish Power and Stadkraft, as well as well-established customer relationships with the NHS Blood and Transplant, Scottish Fire and Rescue and Police Services. Whilst BMM has been growing and working with local authorities and other public sector organisations, it has found itself really supporting the blue light services. This is not something it initially set out to do, however it has delivered EV infrastructure projects for Scottish Fire and Rescue, West Mercia police, NHS Blood and Transplant, and various NHS Trusts. The company’s agnostic approach and end-to-end managed solution seems to be exactly what the blue lights need. As one of the very few EV companies in the UK able to offer civils and electrical works, ICP (Independent Connection Provider) services, and access to its own UK-based charge point software platform and maintenance services, BMM offers truly turnkey solutions to its customers. Its extensive range of inhouse services uniquely positions BMM as the leading one-stop electric vehicle charging solution shop for organisations looking to begin, or continue to expand upon, their transition to zero emission fleets. Rather than needing to adapt to market changes, BMM has evolved its approach to really listen to its customers to learn “What is it you do and what part do vehicles you use play in that?” as well as “When and how often do you need to use your vehicles to deliver your services?” Once armed with these answers BMM, works in partnership with its customers to design and recommend a solution that best meets their operational aspirations whilst being mindful to ensure organic growth and development of their charging portfolio as their electric fleet requirements increase. The global pressure on all countries to reduce their carbon production and footprint is a clear influence on the green agenda. The market is very segmented, with technologies such as alternative heat and energy storage being thought of as discrete measures rather than part of an integrated ecosystem of complementary technology. One of the main pressures any company faces is the friction between return on investment/profit margin vs customer experience. However, an unexpected benefit during the challenges of COVID-19 has been an increased interest in green technology in both domestic and commercial settings. The opportunity to link technologies like renewable energy generation and battery storage presents the chance for businesses like BMM to partner with other innovators to deliver integrated smart systems that relieve stress on the grid and realise savings and benefits to customers and businesses alike. Looking towards the future, BMM is aiming for continued growth and development for itself, but also its sister company, BMM Networks, which owns and operates its public charging network, EVDot. Alongside this, helping commercial and domestic customers develop their own charging capabilities to position the UK as the electrified nation other countries turn to for advice and services is an exciting aspiration for BMM. Company: BMM Energy Solutions Ltd Contact: Terry Mohammed Website: www.BMM-ltd.com