Employment boost at home energy efficiency firm

Paul Luen

A firm with a mission to reduce fuel poverty in low-income families while cutting carbon emissions has embarked on a major expansion, creating 25 jobs with many more planned as it scales its operations nationally.

Hull-based Cocuun is the first regional company to receive Government ‘Trustmark’ certification to deliver every qualifying energy efficiency improvement to homeowners and landlords under the Green Homes Grant scheme.

Cocuun enables its customers to get fully funded home improvements including wall/roof/floor insulation, windows, doors, boilers, solar heating, and heat pumps.

The business has also just been awarded a substantial funding package by utility company EON, to deliver Whole House Retrofit improvements under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

A spokesman for the company said: “It’s well known that cold homes are bad for health and studies show a direct link with respiratory & cardio-vascular problems, heart attacks & strokes, arthritic pain and mental illnesses.

“People with existing health conditions such as circulatory problems, asthma, diabetes, and arthritis are especially vulnerable to the cold.”

Cocuun CEO, Paul Luen, added: “This major investment in new jobs gives us the scope to help more people out of fuel poverty whilst providing a boost to the local economy.

“We’re committed to raising the standards in our sector to play a major role nationally sale in support of ‘net carbon zero by 2050’ or sooner.”