A renewable energy firm is expanding into the Midlands after winning investment on Dragons’ Den.
Chris Hopkins, managing director of Ploughcroft Solar, proved to be one of the most successful candidates to date on with four Dragons wanting to be involved in his business.
Mr Hopkins, who emerged from the BBC programme with a £120,000 cash injection from Theo Paphitis and Deborah Meaden, is planning a nationwide expansion and has now launched a Midlands division.
Sales manager John Sullivan heads up Ploughcroft’s growing solar division. The team of nine energy assessors will be based in Sandwell and cover the whole of Birmingham and the West Midlands.
John said: “The demand for solar and renewable energy continues to rise, with the Midlands showing signs of being the fastest growing area in the UK. I am determined to drive the business forward and develop the Ploughcroft offering.”
Over the next 12 months, Ploughcroft will continue to expand its solar installation service and solar training offering, as well as working to educate consumers about the financial return that solar energy can bring.
Mrs Hopkins said: “We’re very pleased that we’re able to expand and bring on some new team members.”