Revenues on upward trajectory for decarbonisation specialist

Home decarbonisation specialist, Sustainable Building Services, has secured a record-breaking £70m-worth of work in its current financial year.

This builds on the four-fold improvement in revenues compared with four years ago at the Skelmersdale-based business, which continues to see impressive progress.

Its most recent financial year achieved an almost 60% increase in turnover, to almost £45m.

SBS also became a founding member of the National Home Decarbonisation Group, on inception in May 2023, playing a key role in industry-wide collaboration.

Managing director, Gary Lawson, said: “We’ve had a very successful few years. Especially during the difficult economic times we’ve all experienced, it’s a testament to the high standards and care the team has consistently put into their work.

“We’re a purpose-led business and it’s a privilege to lead such a team, and to work with them towards achieving our ambitions of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock. What we do is of tremendous importance both on a national scale, but also, and more importantly, on an individual scale when we’re working in communities making real, tangible social difference, positively impacting communities across the UK.”

SBS has also expanded its team in the past year. Now, more than 90-strong, 12% of its workforce is made up of apprentices.

Some of the SBS team have been with the company for more than 20 years and have even brought other members of their family into the fold.

Owner, Derek Horrocks, said: “In business, it’s important to have your eyes on the future – and our direction of travel is hugely exciting at SBS.

“For example, we’re investing heavily in FinTech and PropTech solutions, however, it’s important to also look back to see the progress we’ve made already, and this recent growth has increased my pride in the team even more.”

He added: “Our work goes towards tackling the climate crisis, too, and while there’s a long way to go on that front, I’m confident that collaboration across the housing decarbonisation sector will push us a long way in the right direction.”