In a bid to keep up with the fast-paced UK solar market, Eco Environments has spread to four new regions. Recruiting new Business Development Managers the company will now operate in Yorkshire, Cheshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire as well as from Carlisle, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, North Wales and the head office in Liverpool. The move is reportedly part of Eco Environments’ strategy to cover all major regional centres within the next two years.

The four new operations, located in Leeds, Spalding, Tarporley and Belper, will be run by Joe Bramley (Yorkshire), Mike Bailey (Lincolnshire), Matt Parkinson (Cheshire) and Matthew Haynes (Derbyshire).

David Hunt, one of the Directors at Eco Environments said, “In the case of Cheshire and Yorkshire, we have completed a number of commercial and domestic projects during the past couple of years, so having dedicated operations there was only a matter of time.

“Derbyshire is a natural next step in our strategy due to our existing regional office in Birmingham which is handling projects across the Midlands, while Lincolnshire gives us a terrific platform to begin our push further into the south of England.

“The introduction of the Government’s feed-in tariff system in April 2010 transformed the renewable energy sector virtually overnight – with customers being paid for all the energy they generate regardless of whether they use it or not. You also save money by not having to buy the electricity you have produced, while you get a further payment for the electricity you export as a surplus to the National Grid. Even with the announcement by the Government that FiTs are to be reduced, solar PV remains one of the best financial investments with returns of between 7 and 10 percent.”

Eco Environments now employs 46 people compared to 11 at the same time last year. During the next few months, the company is expected to open further offices in the south of England. Staff numbers will also rise to approximately 60 during the current financial year.