Independent builders merchant William Hercock Ltd of Melton Mowbray has opened up a Green Energy Centre franchise.
green energy centre is a franchise allowing merchant members of merchanting co-operative Unimer to enter the market as energy saving experts. It is a bolt -on resource for merchants.
The franchised merchant is trained on the materials and technologies available for energy saving and carbon reduction and green energy centre then help them set-up a green energy centre and choose suppliers, if necessary.
Part of the set up includes local launch material and details on how to break into this huge new market.
William Hercock managing director Jeremy Hercock, said he believed that the breadth of target markets and training that the franchise deal provides was more appropriate for his merchant business than a narrow Green Deal or renewables offer.
“The mix of brand, products and services from the franchise was in tune with our merchant operation,” he said.