Clearview South May 2014 - Issue 150 - Page 36

DOORS&WINDOWS Energy minister in talks with Anglian on ‘greening’ Britain’s homes The UK’s largest home improvement company, Anglian Home Improvements, opened its doors on 1 April to Greg Barker MP, Minister of State at the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), for talks on improving the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes. The breakfast meeting took place at Anglian’s head office in Norwich, where the government minister and senior executives from Anglian Home Improvements were joined by Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North. Key areas of discussion included the Green Deal initiative and proposed changes to the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme. Following the meeting, Greg Barker MP was given a tour of the Norwich factory where he was shown the latest developments in manufacturing and technology to boost energy efficiency in the home. Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said, “Green Deal and ECO are 36 MAY 2014 helping hard working families across Britain cut their energy bills and improve their homes. “Double glazing has huge potential to be part of the growing Green Deal market. As market leader, Anglian will be a key part of this growth and I was hugely impressed by the vision of the Anglian team and production facility.” Laurence Vaughan, Executive Chairman at Anglian Home Improvements, said, “Improving energy efficiency in the home has long been a key focus for Anglian, which is why we were one of the first companies that signed up to deliver the Green Deal scheme. The government shares this objective so it is important that DECC and industry leaders work together to make sure we’re all pushing in the same direction. We are pleased to be given this opportunity to work with the government to improve the efficiency of British homes.” Established in 1966, Anglian Home Improvements has a large manufacturing base in Norwich covering over 300,000 square feet and is responsible for the employment of 4,500 people across the UK. To read more, visit