Renewable energy firm on installer of the year shortlist

2nd December, 2013

A DORSET energy expert has been shortlisted for the Installer of the Year Award at the forthcoming Retrofit Expo Awards.

Puragen Renewable Energy Systems based in Dorchester installs solar panels to domestic, commercial and agricultural buildings.

The company is part of the Ascertiva Group, which is wholly owned by the Electrical Safety Council the leading consumer charity campaigning on electrical safety matters in the United Kingdom.

Since managing director John Scott formed Puragen the company has become established as a major player in a market with almost 4,000 competitors.

Mr Scott said: "We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award as it reflects the dedication and attention to detail our teams of installers puts into every installation.

Mr Scott said the people who nominated Puragen for the awards were drawn to the company's high rating on the popular consumer website, Checkatrade where they score an average of 9.8 from a possible 10.

He said: "When I opened the showroom in Dorset the company was originally tasked to just cover the county.

"But in the past 18 months they have now grown the business to include clients from Cornwall to South Yorkshire."

Puragen designs and installs a wide variety of renewable energy systems including solar PV, solar thermal, biomass, wind turbines and air and ground source heat pumps.

Puragen also provides maintenance and repair of existing systems installed by other companies.

Mr Scott said: "The whole group takes an ethical approach to business as well as being a long established and professional organisation.

"All of our installers are trained to the highest standards required under the Government's Microgeneration Certification Scheme."

The Retro Expo Awards recognise excellence in retrofit products.

The awards ceremony takes place at the Business Design Centre, London on Thursday, December 5.

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Source: This Is Somerset

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