Merchants among first Green Deal providers

Published:  05 April, 2012

LONDON: Builders' merchant Grafton Group is among the 22 organisations set to become the first to provide the government’s Green Deal scheme.

All the organisations, that include contractors Carillion and Willmott Dixon and social housing provider Keepmoat, have signed an agreement with Department for Energy and Climate Change to work to become the first providers of the scheme.

Providers of the Green Deal are central to the scheme as they will broker the deals with consumers and provide the finance necessary to fund the energy efficiency installations, which consumers then payback with a charge on their energy bills.

Energy minister Greg Barker said the announcement was a watershed moment: “The commitment shown today highlights the opportunity organisations see in the Green Deal from community groups, small and medium enterprises to big business, which only bodes well for the scheme’s future success.”

Paul Roche, director of sustainability and renewables, Grafton Group said: “As a builders and plumbers merchant, we have an important role to play, supporting installers and product manufacturers on a daily basis. We take our commitment to sustainability very seriously and are proud to be part of the MoU, and all it stands for. This initiative brings together major players within the industry and demonstrates how we are all working towards that common goal, to reduce carbon emissions.”

The full list of providers is:

Ampere GDP

Anglian Home Improvements


British Gas

CarbonLow Group


Empower Community

Enact Energy


Gentoo Group

Grafton Group

Insta Group



Mark Group

ReEnergise Finance

SIG plc



Toriga Energy

Willmott Dixon Energy Services

Yorkshire Energy Services

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