A WIND turbine specialist has been awarded a national industry accolade in recognition of a year which saw the firm install 66 farm-scale turbines across the country.

Wetherby-based Earthmill scooped the Endurance Wind Power ‘UK dealer of the year’ award for its “outstanding customer service” and expertise in helping clients resolve planning issues in 2014.

Steve Milner, managing director of Earthmill, which worked on projects from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall, said: “Being named dealer of the year is a big deal for us, and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team.

“There can be many challenges involved in the process of installing a wind turbine, from the planning stages to getting the turbine up, running and generating green energy, so it really pays to have an experienced and tenacious team on your side.

“We always go the extra mile to overcome problems along the way, which has resulted in the 66 turbines we installed last year.”

Endurance Wind Power, which presented the award to Earthmill, designs, manufactures and tests wind turbines.

Ed Kenny-Levick, European sales manager of Endurance, said: “Earthmill have really earned this award.”

Since starting out in 2009 from Steve Milner’s garage, Earthmill has grown to employ 36 staff and has an annual turnover of £13 million.