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Solar firm shines its light on Reading

A renewable energy firm is continuing to expand with the launch of a Reading branch which is expected to reach a turnover of £400,000 in the next year.

Solar panel supplier Synergy Solar is making Reading its fifth franchise territory after Durham, Sunderland, Birmingham and Newcastle – with a further seven new branches expected to follow before the end of the year.

Although the Reading branch will initially be a family-run franchise headed by Jason Taylor, it is likely that more jobs will be created as the business is scaled up in the coming months and years.

Jason joins Synergy Solar after 21 years of working in a senior management position in the gambling industry. His consideration for the environment and his two young children’s futures attracted him to the company, where he will be able to encourage the sales of renewable energy sources.

Jason said: “I’m really excited to be running a new franchise here in Reading.

“I believe that renewable energy benefits everyone, and although running a franchise is going to be a challenge, I also see it as the perfect opportunity to build a business of my own which will help to promote green energy and hopefully drive Synergy Solar forward as a whole.”

As Synergy Solar expands, it has also extended its range of services to cover several other areas of renewable energy technologies including solar thermal, biomass, air and ground source heat pumps, wind turbines and rainwater recovery.

Synergy Solar director Mashud Choudhury said: “As the business expands, we want to give like-minded individuals like Jason, who are passionate about renewable energy, the chance to be involved with the firm. There are a lot of people looking to enter the renewable market and our comprehensive model enables them to do this.”

Managing director Steve Gaylor added: “The opening of the new Reading franchise is another great step towards our long-term aim of operating in 40 territories throughout the UK and it also provides us with further evidence that our business sector and model is robust.”

While Synergy Solar largely supplies and installs technology for domestic projects, the company is currently planning to grow its presence in the commercial sector.

For more information on Synergy Solar, which also specialises in energy efficient conservatories, windows and doors, please visit: www.synergy-solar.co.uk.

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