Invoice clearing house United Merchants plc has taken an equity stake in the Green Energy Centre – an exclusive merchant-lead supply chain for a low carbon future.
The Green Energy Centre was launched at the BMF Members day on Tuesday (September 14). It is a franchise based business opportunity that will create a new business opportunity for merchants the fastest growing market sector in the construction industry over the next few years.
The Green Energy Centre franchise will create a national supply chain, capable of meeting the technical and product supply needs of the green, low carbon sector. It will establish technically trained teams and product showrooms throughout a network of independent merchants across the UK.
Lorcan Anglin, managing director, Green Energy Centre said: “The Green Energy Centre franchise provides any merchant with the technical and product knowledge and capability to develop high volumes of business in the fastest growing market sector. We are delighted to be supported by Unimer in developing this market sector and look forward to the Unimer merchants discovering how exciting and profitable this market will be.”
Howard Grant, managing director, Unimer said: “This is an exciting business proposition for Unimer to be involved with from the outset. The Green Energy Centre solution is highly innovative and will be of interest to all types of merchant whether they are general merchants, lightside or heavyside. Product supply in this new market sector breaks across some of the old supply chain demarcation lines and may lead to merchants working alongside each other to deliver a comprehensive product solution for a customer”.