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The NICEIC one thousand

More than 1,000 companies have now signed up for MCS accreditation with NICEIC, making it the leading award body for MCS accreditation.

Heating and electrical firm Ivor Cook in Newport, which employs almost 50 staff and carries out work across South Wales, was the 1000th customer to register with NICEIC.

Jeff Deakin, General Manager at the firm, said the renewable sector was an area the company was keen to get into. He added: “As an established heating and electrical firm our staff already have the skills needed to carry out installations and we see the renewable market as a real growth area. It is where we see the future of our business going.

“We have already carried out a couple of solar thermal and solar PV installations and we are keen to get further involved now.

“Ivor Cook is already NICEIC registered for all our electrical work and it just seemed natural for us to go for MCS accreditation with a professional body with a good reputation.”

Paul Collins, Head of NICEIC, said: “The microgeneration industry is currently blossoming and tradespeople with the appropriate skills to supply these technologies are keen to grasp the opportunity it presents. We have witnessed a large number of skilled professionals such as electricians, plumbers, heating and gas engineers come to NICEIC for accreditation as it is a name associated with quality and assurance.

“Government backed schemes such as the Feed in Tariffs (FITs) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are a real incentive for households, but the financial benefits are only available to those who use MCS approved goods and installers.”

Under MCS all products and installers are checked and verified to ensure they meet the necessary standards.

“The opportunities for the electrical, heating and plumbing trades are significant and NICEIC will be at the forefront of this industry, providing certification, training and advice,” adds Collins.

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