Pilot Group invests £500k in boosting energy management division
Manchester-based sustainability business, Pilot Group, has made a £500,000 investment in its energy management division to help businesses tackle rising energy bills.
The injection comes as the business progresses towards saving a milestone £1.2m in energy costs for organisations across the UK through the provision of its Energy Management System (EMS).
The investment will see Pilot Group bolster the products, services, and specialist team behind its EMS to achieve this.
Earlier this year the Government announced an extension to its Energy Bills Discount Scheme for businesses, which originally ran from September to March 2023, extending this for another 12 months from April 2023.
However, the measure will provide a discount at a lesser rate than previously, meaning organisations will still feel the pressure of increased costs.
Pilot Group’s EMS is designed to control and monitor energy systems for businesses, with smart sensors and self-learning algorithm enabling heating systems to work more efficiently to reduce waste.
A significant portion of the £500,000 investment has been made into expanding the EMS team to grow its presence in markets such as the manufacturing and retail sectors, as well as meeting growing demand.
Earlier this year Pilot Group appointed Lee Morgan as managing director of the division to drive it forward, and has further invested in bolstering its workforce across the sales, technical hardware and software, product development, and engineering disciplines .
Also joining the team were product manager Jordan Cooper, Joe Williams who is tasked with providing sales and operations support, and Hannah Abbas as a customer service manager.
Lee Morgan said: “While the Government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme provides welcome support, there is little doubt that the cost of energy bills will continue to give business owners sleepless nights in the coming years.
“We’re excited to make this investment in the system, and the fantastic team around it, so we’re well equipped in the years ahead to help businesses meet their energy challenges head on.”
With a turnover of £45m and 160 staff, Pilot Group’s offer is focused on achieving carbon reduction and energy efficiency through the provision of energy management systems, electric vehicle charging points and traffic control systems.