Mears starts energy scheme

first_img SOCIAL housing repairs company Mears has paired up with British Gas to work on carbon cutting schemes, the firm said yesterday, and is in talks to take over more of collapsed rival Connaught’s leftover contracts.Mears said it will expand into energy saving for the 500,000 local authority-run homes under its care, enabling it to tap into government funds at a time of public sector cuts. whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof “It looks to be a strong partnership. As to what it might mean in terms of revenue or margins, we don’t know. It feels as though this is a positioning move rather than a ‘we’re going to upgrade numbers’ move,” Panmure Gordon analyst Andy Brown said. The firm will also make joint bids with British Gas for future social housing maintenance contracts. Mears did not provide any financial figures for the deal, but said it would seek funding from the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, which the government estimates would stimulate about £3.2bn of investment by energy suppliers.The deal will also target funding from the £350m Community Energy Savings Programme (CESP).Mears chairman Bob Holt said on Monday that talks about adopting some of Connaught’s social housing contracts were ongoing and Mears was “very much on the look out” for acquisitions.Shares in Mears climbed 3.4 per cent to 290p in yesterday’s trading. center_img Share Tuesday 21 September 2010 8:09 pm Mears starts energy scheme Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img

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