Manchester Evening News feature | PHD portfolio investment business – Vickers Energy Group

A company, which designs, makes and installs energy management systems, is on target to top sales of £4.5m for first time.

Vickers Energy Group, the Trafford-Park company, has enjoyed a 35 per cent rise in turnover as businesses are increasingly looking to reduce their fuel bills.

Revenue at the firm, which supplies blue-chip clients including Boots, Stagecoach, Rolls-Royce and Warburtons, reached £2.4m in the six months to January, up from £1.8m in the same in the previous year.

As a result, Vickers is set to see turnover top £4.5m for the first time when it reports full-year results later this year.

The firm designs and manufactures the Vickers Energy Management System, which monitors building temperatures to reduce overall fuel usage.

The system is particularly useful in sectors in which businesses typically operate large buildings, such as manufacturing, logistics, warehousing and retail.

New Vickers clients in the past 12 months include GKN Aerospace, ArcelorMittal, Bombardier, First Great Western and John Deere.

David Hilton, managing director of Vickers Energy Group, said: “Energy is the burning issue of the moment and for many businesses it is the biggest overhead of all. With prices set to rise indefinitely we are finding that companies of all size are being realistic about the need to act to cut their energy bills and invest the savings elsewhere.

“As we move into the final few months of our financial year, we have an encouraging pipeline of business to sustain us and we are confident of recording our best ever set of results.”

Chief executive Nicholas Owen added: “Our system is smart and adapts to all types of building, from manufacturing facilities to retail warehouses, providing business owners and managers with real peace of mind that energy is not being wasted.

“The Vickers system is as intuitive as the functions in modern cars that automatically stops the engine when the vehicle is idle and restarts when you press the pedal. This self-learning technology has a huge impact on every business that uses it.”

Vickers, founded in 1991, designs and manufactures its energy management systems in the UK. The business is backed by private equity firms Enterprise Ventures and PHD Equity Partners.

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