RENEWABLE energy specialist, Dodds Limited, has completed its relocation from Driffield to its new headquarters at Bainton.
The company, established in 1995 and until recently based at the Kelleythorpe Industrial Estate, has converted a former agricultural machinery showroom overlooking the A614 into what is believed to be one of Yorkshire’s most energy efficient refurbished buildings.
Inside is a unique array of energy saving devices and operational renewable energy equipment and systems, including examples of solar PV (photovoltaic), solar thermal, biomass, heat pump and low energy lighting.
Over the coming months, Dodds plan to open their new headquarters to the public, company managers and owners and schools in a bid to demonstrate the value and importance of renewable energy.
The company’s managing director, Graham Dodds, said: “It’s taken six months and a major investment to complete the relocation but we have finally achieved our goal. We wanted to create a centre of renewable energy where we could demonstrate the increasing range of natural energy products currently on the market and show the public and business users just how they can benefit from a move to greener energy.
“We set out to become the leading renewables company in the region and to do that we have invested heavily in recruiting and training a first class team and gaining the main industry accreditations.
“Six months ago, we also launched a new heating division and we have expanded our electrical team”.
Dodds Limited employs around 50 people, mostly from the Driffield area. As well as the administrative and support teams at Bainton, the company has brought together a group of experienced sales personnel specialising in the domestic, agriculture and commercial sectors.
Business development director, Martin Bleasby, said: “We are not just about sales. We want to help people gain a better understanding of the benefits of renewable energy. This is a long-term industry for the UK and Dodds intend to be a long-term player”.
During the past three years, since focussing on the renewables sector, Dodds have successfully completed hundreds of domestic and commercial solar PV installations and have been responsible for some of the largest commercial and farm-based projects in the Yorkshire region.
Graham Dodds said: “With the relocation to Bainton now completed, we can look forward to growing the business even further, to increasing our workforce and to rolling out educational programmes with East Yorkshire schools to help youngsters get to grips with a future based on renewable energy and a greener environment”.