UK Enterprise Awards 2021

254 | UK Enterprise Awards 2021 Best Energy Efficiency Solutions Provider - Scotland Glasgow-based energy conservation company, Zero Carbon, is spreading the word on how to reduce carbon emissions and save on energy costs. Now, in the wake of its success at the UK Enterprise Awards 2021, we hear from Zero Carbon’s Managing Director, Gerry Frew, on how we can all do our bit to protect the environment. We all want to do our bit for the environment. Making sure our homes and businesses are as energy- efficient as possible can make a huge difference. The many government- backed incentives encourage us towards a more eco-friendly living style. But navigating the world of available products and grants can often be daunting. Scottish company, Zero Carbon, is working to change that. Zero Carbon works with both domestic and commercial customers in Scotland and throughout the UK. The company is a one-stop-shop for all energy-efficient products. From which lightbulbs to use and why you should have your heating system cleaned, to a full installation of energy- saving measures, Zero Carbon is on hand to advise. Replacement doors and windows, heating systems and heat pumps, solar panels, and external wall insulation, are all areas within Zero Carbon’s expertise. The company works closely with its clients to identify the most effective measures to improve the efficiency of their property. Moreover, using industry expertise to guide customers through the process of securing available funding and incentives helps make measures accessible and more affordable. The team can even take charge of completing the necessary paperwork on behalf of their clients. When it comes to getting the work done, Zero Carbon partners with a network of government- endorsed installers. This enables them to not only provide their services in the local area but also to reach out nationwide. Zero Carbon verifies every company’s accreditations and competency before appointing it to complete an installation on its behalf. Managing Director, Gerry Frew, tells us: “This type of work can be very expensive for any client. It’s our job to ensure the client is cared for through every step of the journey.” Gerry, who incorporated the company back in 2016, has a wealth of experience in the construction, engineering and renewable energy sectors. In his previous roles, he delivered services to major clients such as Network Rail, the Scottish Executive and the Ministry of Defence. Little wonder that Zero Carbon is proficient in delivering successful, client-focused outcomes. Diligence plays a major part in being able to reduce the carbon footprint of homes and businesses. In an industry where regulations, funding options and incentives are ever-changing, Zero Carbon provides its staff with ongoing training to ensure they are up to speed with the latest developments. “No company is successful without having a great team,” states Gerry. “We’re privileged to have such an amazing group of like-minded people here. We focus massively on having a positive mental attitude. Our staff are confident and enthusiastic in everything they do, both in and out of work. We promote each other’s strengths and talents. We look after one another.” It hasn’t been plain sailing for the business during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the firm used the time wisely to examine the way it was operating and make relevant changes. Gerry and the team noticed a major increase in online activity which gave them an opportunity to engage with a wider audience. Although they weren’t able to complete installations during lockdown, the team decided to push ahead and get work orders ready for clients interested in the ECO3 scheme to be completed at a later date. ECO3, or Energy Company Obligation, is a scheme that helps homeowners in receipt of benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions to access affordable energy efficiency measures. Zero Carbon revised its whole operation, using its in-house software applications to move focus to scheduling work for UK wide installers ahead of time. By doing this, the company was able to maintain its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption during the pandemic, whilst at the same time satisfying a moral obligation to help some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. If you’d like to know more about energy-saving products, renewable technologies and how they can benefit you, the knowledgeable team at Zero Carbon are here to help. Contact: Gerry Frew Company: Zero Carbon Ltd Web Address: Jun21232