Happy New Year for 2019!

This is to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year from the ESL Team!

Wow what a year at ESL!  Apart from celebrating ESL turning twenty, the team has grown and we achieved our Investors in the Environment Bronze Award!

Emma joined ESL in October and as an Assistant Project Manager she is already working with clients to enhance their ISO 14001 Environment and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems.  Achieving AIEMA status within the first month of joining ESL confirmed why Emma’s addition to the team is so exciting.  This year we also welcomed the support of two very experienced consultants, Kristina, MD at EcoAffinity and Sean, MD at SEM Energy.  Both Kristina and Sean brought their wealth of knowledge to support 33 ESL clients with sustainability, staff behaviour change, technological/plant changes to save energy and renewables decisions.

Having really settled in to the Selby office, in 2018 we have expanded our client base westward along the M62 corridor, and are now supporting more businesses than ever with ISO 50001.  August 2018 saw the release of a new version of ISO 50001 and this has prompted more organisations with large energy bills to embrace the energy management standard, not only to save them money, but also to ensure they are compliant with ESOS Phase 2.  Yes, that’s correct, ESOS is back for round two in 2019 – watch this space!   We are also helping our clients prepare for 2019 changes in CRC reporting and the new permitting requirements of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive.  2019 is going to be action-packed!

Meanwhile Helen was voted Vice Chair of the UK Thermography Association and is using this platform to promote the importance and benefits of using an experienced and certified thermographer.  We are grateful for the local media coverage of our 20th birthday – which culminated in Helen participating in the Hull Daily Mail’s Big Interview, as well as appearing in Selby Times and local Chamber magazine.  2018 was also a year we shared success with our clients, including the Energy Manager at Ideal Boilers, Steve Winn, being shortlisted at the national Energy Awards for Energy Champion of the Year!  Congratulations all round!

And finally, it wouldn’t be 2018 without a mention of Brexit.  Yes there will be changes environmentally, but whilst these are confirmed all organisations must remain legally compliant with requirements as they are.  We have already started helping our clients who are likely to be impacted, for example in the chemicals industry or exporters of products, and would be happy to chat through any concerns you have.

Thank you, we look forward to working with you in 2019.

Photo: Listening to trees during British Science Week in Hull

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