Northumberland Business Awards: New Business Award winner – Saving Energy North East

Coun Kath Nisbet presents Saving Energy North East managing director Garry Coulson with the New Business of the Year Award.
Coun Kath Nisbet presents Saving Energy North East managing director Garry Coulson with the New Business of the Year Award.

A firm that provided renewable energy services and products to help reduce fuel poverty has won a top award.

Saving Energy North East was established in February 2014 to bring the most vulnerable people in the area out of fuel poverty while helping to save the environment.

The firm picked up the New Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Northumberland County Council, after celebrating turnover in excess of £4million in its first year of trading, with an anticipated growth of 35 per cent by the end of next year’s financial trading.

The company last year picked up the Green Business of the Year award, and was delighted to return this year.

Managing director Garry Coulson said: “It is such an honour to win such a prestigious award.

“We have come a long way since we started in 2014.

“We are delighted to have received recognition for the business.

“When setting up the company our mission was to bring the most vulnerable people in the area out of fuel poverty, whilst helping to save the environment.

“It is great to see that through hard work and determination we are being acknowledged for our continual efforts.

“We want to bring the long-term unemployed into work. We have 30 people working for us and we started off with six.”

Other businesses shortlisted were The Dirty Bottles, Spirit Buses and Mr Wolff.

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