PPL Expands For Green Deal Launch

13th September, 2012

PPL Training has bought a new 8,000 sq ft building at York Business Park as it expands further into training people in installing renewable technologies in readiness for the Green Deal. The business, which employs 29 people and 11 sub-contractors, was founded in 2005 to provide mechanical and electrical training to tradesmen in the housing boom and works for a number of large contracting businesses. It was an early adopter of renewable technologies in 2006, and since 2009 renewables have been the mainstay of its business, with PPL training 22 per cent of all solar PV installers.

James Booth, managing director, said the Government initiative whereby homeowners are encouraged to have renewable energy technologies installed by enabling them to pay over a number of years from the savings they make in their electricity bill created a new opportunity for tradespeople. He said they envisaged the Green Deal being delivered by a super installer and assessor, who was qualified to repair existing boilers, but also to replace them with sustainable technologies if the cost would be too great. He said the training would create jobs for new entrants in the market and help existing tradespeople improve their skills.

The business, which expects to train up to 6,000 installers in the next 12 months, will be exhibiting at Retro Expo as Platinum Sponsors with Toriga and Travis Perkins on Stand D10

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