HybridTec secures £1m government contract

HybridTec Board in the Green Academy (Sean Keyes, Jayne Moore, John Burns, Sophie Gilmore, Rebecca Armstrong L-R)

Liverpool City Region-based training provider, HybridTec, has secured a new £1m contract with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, to upskill heating engineers in air source heat pumps and low temperature heating systems nationwide. 

The government contract follows project wins for Hybridtec during the last 12 months, resulting in the opening of new sites in Liverpool, Greater Manchester and Cumbria.

The firm has appointed a new board of governors, and entrusted the guidance from some of the region’s leaders in the energy, engineering and communication sectors. 

The governors include managing director of M&E consultants Steven Hunt Associates, and board chair, Steve Hunt; Rebecca Armstrong, director of retrofit company MEG (Making Energy Greener); Sean Keyes, managing director of Sutcliffe, civil and structural engineers; and Jayne Moore, CEO of marketing and PR firm Moore Media. 

Sophie Gilmore, managing director, HybridTec, said:  “HybridTec has a proud history of working with leading national employers to place our apprentices directly into ongoing employment. Collectively, Rebecca, Sean, Steve, and Jayne bring them years’ of experience not just within this sector, but as leaders of hugely successful businesses. Their expertise will be immeasurable as we continue our own growth trajectory over the coming years.” 

Steve Hunt, managing director, Steven Hunt Associates, and board chair, said: “HybridTec’s vision and plans for continued growth must be applauded and with a new board consisting of MDs and CEOs from across the construction, engineering and renewable energy sectors, there is great potential for further expansion. Upskilling in this sector is something I am passionate about, and I look forward to working with Sophie and her team, and my fellow board members in driving this agenda forward.”

Established in 2005, HybridTec provides accredited, industry-led certification in gas, plumbing, electrical and green energy (NICEIC, BPEC). 

HybridTec launched its green academy in 2022 – addressing the skills gap within today’s tradespeople and preparing a future workforce to reach net zero by 2050.