Renewable energy company Enfinity opens Liverpool office
INTERNATIONAL renewable energy
company Enfinity has announced the opening of its UK office in
Liverpool, through the ‘Hello Northwest’ soft landing service for
investors. The UK is seen as a highly attractive market for Enfinity
to develop both wind and solar energy projects.
Enfinity has taken space in The Plaza, Liverpool.
The Hello Northwest scheme, launched last year, has been developed
through a partnership between the Northwest Regional Development
Agency (NWDA), The Mersey Partnership and MIDAS, and leading
serviced office providers. The scheme offers desk space for the
first 12 months of their relocation to the area.
Steven Broomhead, Chief Executive at the NWDA said:- “The
Hello Northwest scheme is proving to be a very popular scheme and I
am delighted to welcome Enfinity to the region. The Liverpool city
region has undergone an impressive economic renaissance over recent
years, attracting major investment to its key business sectors.
Hello Northwest builds on this renaissance and offers investors
further support, enabling them to test what the region has to offer,
helping secure further investment for England’s Northwest.”
Through its 5 business units Develop, Invest, Technics, Trade and
Power, the Belgium company Enfinity develops, finances, constructs,
owns and operates photovoltaic solar and wind energy plants. Besides
its own project development, Enfinity sells integrated solar
installations to companies and individuals and acts as an EPC
contractor. Starting off in Belgium, Enfinity has projects and
clients in various countries in Europe and has expanded into other
continents, including North America and Asia.
Patrick Decuyper, co-founder & CEO Enfinity Europe said:- “As
part of our ambitious business growth across Europe we have been
looking at the UK market to establish viable options for our onshore
wind and photovoltaic business. After looking at a number of cities
Liverpool ticked all the right boxes for our business needs.
Liverpool offers us a high quality skill set, excellent transport
links, access to business expertise and exceptional value for money.
The Mersey Partnership’s (TMP) help in securing the right office
space has been vital for us to be able to get on with our business
with the minimum of fuss.”
Enfinity has a market leader position in Europe and is a world top
10 player. By the end of the year Enfinity will have installed a
worldwide capacity of 200 MWp powered by renewable energy sources.
That equals the yearly electricity consumption of approximately
60.000 households and means a replacement of more than approximately
130.000 tons carbon dioxide per year. Enfinity's turnover amounts to
252 million euro in 2009. The company employs over 270 employees.
ARRIVA LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR BUS HEROES
BUS company Arriva North West are
now asking customers to nominate Arriva staff who go the extra mile
so they can be rewarded as part of National Customer Service Week (NCSW).
Every week Arriva North West receives dozens of messages from
passengers, thanking or commending bus drivers, depot or customer
service staff who have gone out of their way to help them.
People in Liverpool are therefore being urged to help identify their
local ‘Bus Heroes’ so they can be rewarded by the company to
celebrate NCSW. The people who make the winning nominations will be
given some free bus travel tickets by Arriva North West.
Debra Mercer, marketing manager for Arriva North West, said:-
“We’re delighted that our bus drivers and other members of our staff
are often singled out by our customers for going beyond the call of
duty, and we want to formally recognize these individuals’
contributions. We’ve heard of bus drivers digging stranded cars out
of the snow, and generally going out of their way to help customers,
and these are exactly the kind of stories we want to hear about. Our
Bus Heroes will be presented with a prize during a special ceremony
to celebrate their achievements.”
People wishing to nominate an Arriva North West Bus Hero and for
more information about Arriva North West and its services please
Road collapsed in Southport
A main bus and taxi route was
closed on Wednesday, 6 October 2010 after a small section of road
collapsed. Merseyside Police cornered off a section of the road for
a short period of time through the afternoon, as engineers looked
into it. This closure coursed minor disruption to traffic and
also to some of the business on the road. The road is thought
to have given way due to subsidence caused by a broken pipe. The
road is now open again and the section of collapsed road has been
FALSE ALLEGATIONS -
RAPE - LORD STREET, SOUTHPORT
MERSEYSIDE Police Detective
Inspector Lee Turner, from Merseyside Police's Unity Team, said:-
"Following extensive enquiries the two recent allegations of rape
and sexual assault on Lord Street in Southport on Friday, September
24, 2010 and Sunday, October 3, 2010 have been proved to be
unsubstantiated. The two women who have made these false
reports have been reprimanded for their behaviour and now realise
that there are severe penalties for making false allegations of
sexual assault and for wasting police time. The false
allegations would undoubtedly have caused considerable concern to
the community of Southport and we would like to reassure the public
that these incidents did not happen. Southport is a safe place to
visit and to enjoy a good night out. We take all reports of
offences extremely seriously and those who make false claims are
committing a criminal offence. Anyone who is thinking of making a
false report should be warned that we won't hesitate to take action
against them. People who do this should realise they are not
only increasing the fear of crime but they are wasting valuable
police time, which we want to spend where it's really needed -
helping victims of real crimes."