Earthmill scoops wind industry award in record year
Wetherby-based wind turbine specialist Earthmill, has been awarded a top industry accolade for 2014, a year when the firm installed 66 farm-scale turbines up and down the country, from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall. The business scooped the Endurance Wind Power ‘UK dealer of the year’ award for its outstanding customer service and expertise in helping clients resolve planning issues.
Steve Milner, managing director of Earthmill, said: “Being named dealer of the year is a really big deal for us – and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Earthmill team.”
He added: “We pride ourselves on our great customer service. 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 successfully installed last year alone!”
Endurance Wind Power, which presented the award to Earthmill, designs, manufactures and tests some of the most advanced wind turbines in the world, and has more than 600 installed across the UK.
Ed Kenny-Levick, European sales manager of Endurance Wind Power, said: “Earthmill have really earned this award. Not only are they one of our largest dealers, but they also provide an excellent service, going the extra-mile to help their customer’s through the process from start to finish.”
Farm-scale turbines are becoming an increasingly popular option for farmers and landowners as the efficiency of turbines continues to improve. “There is an army of farmers who have become small, independent power generators,” said Mr Milner. “It’s a win-win situation because not only do strategically-located farm turbines help UK farmers lower their energy bills, reduce CO2 emissions and diversify their business income, but they are also making a significant contribution to decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels.”
Since starting out in 2009 from Steve Milner’s garage in North Yorkshire, Earthmill has grown to employ 36 staff and has an annual turnover of £13m. The company relocated to a new head office Wetherby last year.