I visited myenergi, a rapidly growing company making significant progress in the renewable energy sector. I chatted to co-founder Jordan Brompton, and Chief Technology Officer Dr Chris Horne, to find out more about their business and how we can work together in the future to provide more opportunities for people in Grimsby.
All of myenergi’s products are manufactured in Grimsby, and the business is run from their nearby offices on the Pioneer Business Park in Stallingborough. Sold all over the world, their energy-efficient car charging products bring renewable energy closer to the individual and help in making more green choices within the home – another example of how the South Humber is leading the green energy revolution.
The company has grown phenomenally from their very humble beginnings. Within 6 years they have gone from researching and developing a product in founder Lee Sutton’s garage, to having manufactured over 200,000 products to date, employing hundreds of people in the process (many of whom are local), and taking over an estimated 25% of the UK’s residential car-charging market. Jordan shared her excitement at returning to the workplace post-COVID-19, which is vitally important for their product development teams. As they continue their growth as a major business in the renewables sector, Jordan wants to offer their expertise in “anything green, anything manufacturing”, and to work with the government to ensure that the voices of companies such as myenergi are heard.
We discussed how myenergi can invest in the local community, which Jordan is very keen to do - a vision based on her prior experience working with disadvantaged children. We spoke about engaging with school children at the right time, exposing them to the opportunities that could be available to them through achieving well at school. Jordan also informed me that myenergi are hoping to soon set up an apprenticeship scheme, another way in which they can help children from Great Grimsby into finding successful careers locally. Financial investment in the people of Great Grimsby is also something that the company is looking to do as it grows – this is yet another example of their clear commitment to our local area. Due to the company’s rapid expansion, they are recruiting in several areas, from administrative to engineering roles.
I look forward to working closely with Jordan and her team to develop strong partnerships with our local schools.
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