Coventry-based Synergy Gas Services was founded in 2013 by former Eaga technical surveyor Matt Williams to install gas boilers and central heating systems across the East and West Midlands.
Now, it not only has two main gas contracts, providing installations in the private and social housing markets, but it is currently in negotiation with a number of other energy providers with a view to increasing its order books still further.
To cope with the rapid rise in demand, managing director Matt, 32, now employs an additional eight engineers and four labourers and, with further large contracts in the pipeline, hopes to double his existing workforce within the next six months.
“Setting up on my own wasn’t a decision I took lightly,” said Matt “but I knew that the time was right for me and, because I used to work for Eaga, there was a huge amount of help available to me through the eaga Trust.”
“I heard through a friend that the eaga Trust was offering skill builder grants to help ex-employees with re training,” said Matt, “so I contacted them for help with re-taking my gas qualifications as I let them lapse while I was doing management roles."
“Then with the help of the Trust’s Business funding initiative I was able to put a deposit down on a van, build up tools and also cover other costs like insurances and registrations."
“That’s only part of the story, though, because without the practical and management experience I gained at Eaga, I wouldn’t be where I am now,” he added. “I have a very great deal to thank them for.”
For further information about Synergy Gas Services, or to enquire about job vacancies, call 07834 598853, email Matt.Williams@Synergy-Gas.co.uk or visit www.Synergy-Gas.co.uk.
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