Building firm powers ahead with a route to save energy

Mark Asplin, director of Princeenergy, Gosberton.
Mark Asplin, director of Princeenergy, Gosberton.

The need for businesses to cut energy costs, despite the economy showing signs of recovery, means good news for a Gosberton building firm.

Princebuild Ltd, which moved to the village from Holbeach in 2004, has created a new division called Princeenergy to meet rising demand.

Jim Manning, associate director of Princeenergy, Gosberton.

Jim Manning, associate director of Princeenergy, Gosberton.

The new division is made up of two departments, renewable energy and building services which includes electrical, mechanical, plumbing and air-conditioning branches.

Princeenergy director Mark Asplin said: “Since creating our renewable energy division in 2011, we have had great success by marketing our services under the banner of Princeenergy.

“However, we have acknowledged that existing and potential clients are not as aware of our company’s full range of services in the sustainable energy sector and the building services division that we have operated since the inception of our business in 1971. Therefore, the amalgamation of the two company divisions under the one group heading of Princeenergy was the obvious business decision to make.”

The new division has resulted in the promotion of former executive manager Jim Manning to the new role of associate director.

Mr Manning said: “The amalgamation and greater awareness of the services that Princeenergy provides will assist us in our plans for year-on-year growth in the future.

“It will also allow us to continue to provide new employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.

“Our workforce has grown in the last three years but we are still looking to recruit new staff, including three apprenticeships, skilled tradesmen, an administrator, a renewables manager and a mechanical project manager,”

“Our parent company has always been committed to providing training opportunities and a first class customer service and Princeenergy’s philosophy is exactly the same.”