Boiler manufacturer Worcester, Bosch group welcomed Minister of State at the Department for Energy & Climate Change Greg Barker MP, to its headquarters for a round table discussion with heating installers about the Government’s Green Deal.
The minister was greeted by Worcester’s manufacturing director Bob Murdoch and toured the factory and training academy and met a number of apprentices and installers.
The Minister opened the new Greenstar Heat Exchanger friction stir-welding machines, visited a pilot training course and took part in a discussion about the latest industry trends and initiatives.
Barker said: “More and more families are being hit by the rising cost of gas and electricity, but our inefficient homes are using a lot more of it than they need to. So it’s great to see companies like Worcester innovating new, more efficient products like the Greenstar range of boilers
“The Coalition Government is absolutely committed to helping people stay warm for less, and the Green Deal is giving consumers unprecedented choice and more options for making home improvements. It’s really encouraging that Worcester have embraced all the opportunities that the Green Deal brings, helping people to keep their homes warm and their bills down.”
Neil Schofield, head of external and governmental affairs at Worcester, Bosch Group said: “Leading Government initiatives have the potential to bring renewed focus into the heating industry and the UK economy, an important part of the Ministers visit was a round table discussion with a group of Worcester installation customers talking through the opportunities and challenges moving forward with the Green Deal. During his visit he also had the opportunity to view the first Green Deal Installer Accreditation course which was being held at Worcester.”