Energy efficiency firm creates 30 new jobs

A Liverpool firm that installs energy efficiency measures into homes has taken on an extra 30 staff as annual revenues approach £10m. Tony McDonough reports

Maria O'Connor
Ecogee operations manager Maria O’Connor


Liverpool energy and construction firm Ecogee has taken on an extra 30 staff as demand for its energy efficiency work continues to accelerate.

Based in Aintree, Ecogee has seen annual revenues rise from £6.7m to £9.5m. It installs a range of energy efficiency measures in existing homes or in new-builds. With the UK now firmly on the road to decarbonisation demand is expected to keep rising.

Among the 30 new team members are contract managers, site supervisors, quantity surveyors and tradespersons to undertake the work. Ecogee is currently working across the North West.

Managing director Brendan Helm said: “This is a huge accomplishment. Not only for us as a business, but as part of a conscious society. Our successes in terms of company growth and increased staff recruitment highlight that there is now a national drive towards reducing fuel costs and tackling our carbon footprint.

“For me personally, it is so rewarding to see these figures as I am very aware of the hard work that is happening behind the scenes. They are a testament to the relationships that we have continued to build and grow over the years since we started back in 2013.”

One of the new starters is operations manager Maria O’Connor. She has amassed more than a decade of experience within both energy and construction-led industries.

Maria will lead the delivery of all aspects of operations. This includes the business’ four main pillars – new builds, social housing, Government eco grants and external wall insulation.

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Alongside Maria, Ecogee has also employed three operatives from Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington. One individual from the men’s open prison and young offender institution has recently become a full-time supervisor after completing a 10-month programme following their release.”

Brendan added: “In our 10-year history, we have always prided ourselves on being a business with people at its core and we still have some staff here that started with us on day one.

“We think it’s extremely important to use people from our area for the projects that we deliver and we’re keen to promote local work and local employment in the Merseyside region and to give opportunities to all.’

Ecogee’s decarbonisation works include projects such as Fusion 21 the Government’s SHDF scheme with the Prima Group, the local authority delivery scheme along with ECO 4.

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