A BUSINESS is on track to smash its heat pump installation target in only its third year of trading.

The team behind GoEco Renewables is hoping its start-up success will catch the eye of Press Business Award judges in both the New Business and Family Business of the Year categories.

The York-based business focuses on air and ground source heat pumps in domestic new-build and retrofit markets, as well as offering additional technologies such as Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Heat Recovery and Underfloor Heating.

Co-owners and directors John Gilham and Chris Delaney have between them 16 years experience in the renewable energy industry with roles covering local authority and private industry.

The pair made the brave decision to go it alone during uncertain times for the industry, however, they say they strongly believed and continue to believe that there is a strong market for renewable technologies.

GoEco Renewables completed 30 installations in their first year of trading, 60 in year two and is set to smash this again for year three.

Predominantly working for individual domestic customers, architects and builders, GoEco has also been involved in projects to improve and support the local community. These include working with Commuitas Energy CIC in 2016 and 2017 on a project sponsored by the East Riding Council to install air source heat pumps in eight specifically selected homes in the area.

Also, when the WI branch in Copmanthorpe was able to strike a deal with a builder and was granted permission to demolish and rebuild their well used but problematic community hall, GoEco attended a meeting and after discussions was commissioned to install a 3.9 KW Solar PV system to help reduce its running costs.

Due to the success of the business and the number of projects they have been tasked with, over the last year GoEco has recruited an office manager and another three installers. They have also taken on two young apprentices in order to share knowledge and expertise with the next generation.