Specialist survey firm acquired in bid to tackle climate emissions

Energy efficient home improvement company, Eclipse Energy, has added retrofit surveyors and consultants Madison May to its group of companies.

The acquisition extends its service offering and creates a turnkey retrofit service across the North of England.

Halifax-based Eclipse Energy work across northern England, installing energy efficient measures in homes, both domestically and as part of large Government contracts. The business is the main sponsor of Halifax Panthers Rugby League club.

Madison May is one of the first specialist retrofit consultancies in the country. It provides compliance and design services to construction sector businesses, making old homes and properties more energy efficient.

Eclipse explains its acquisition means it can bring all design and energy modelling in-house, providing medium and long-term energy assessments for properties, and identifying the most effective solutions to reduce bills and emissions.

It is expected the deal will see Madison May rapidly expand in size over the next 12 months.

Mark Bannister, managing director of Eclipse Energy, said: “Working with Madison May allows us to have a full turnkey service for our customers, working at every stage of the process from initial designs through to handover.

“While this is hugely important for our work in homes under the Energy Company Obligation, Local Authority Green Homes Scheme and Homes Upgrade Grant, it also helps with much larger projects including upgrading social housing under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, where people are most at risk of fuel poverty as energy bills rise.”

Craig Wright, who remains managing director of Madison May, also becomes group operations director for Eclipse Energy.

He added: “We have always had a great relationship with Eclipse. Madison May’s growth and development continues at pace and can now be taken to the next level of our plans.

“This exciting partnership with Eclipse Energy allows the group to work together even more closely, providing customers a full end-to-end service, making long term improvements to housing stock across the North of England and beyond.

“The Government’s target of net zero by 2050 is a challenging one as housing accounts for a large percentage of our national emissions.

“We need a collaborative approach to help reduce those emissions through domestic energy efficiency retrofit and tackle the ongoing climate crisis.”