Bilston based water safety specialists Nant Limited are growing their team of engineers after a successful first year of its gas servicing department.
Nant’s vision of diversifying into gas safety was born in early 2021 during the covid-19 global pandemic. The forward-thinking business wanted to grow the services offered to clients above and beyond legionella water testing.
The division has achieved a year one turnover in excess of £200,000 with ambitious plans for future growth.
The newly formed team made up of six domestic gas engineers are responsible for more than 1,000 gas appliances over 350 properties.
The launch of the department has not only seen benefits to customers but also an investment in colleagues’ development. All engineers are existing members of staff who have stepped up to achieve the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS), an industry recognised qualification which allows trainee gas engineers to become a member of the gas safety register. This additional qualification has enabled them to service gas appliances.
A proactive approach of combining legionella testing with gas servicing has resulted in 99% fewer emergency breakdown callouts, ensuring that gas appliances are serviced and fit for purpose for a further 12 months.
Operations Director Jamie Green commented:
“The conception of the gas servicing department seemed like a natural progression for us and our clients. We have seen huge benefits already by offering this additional service including the reduction in emergency callouts.
“The creation of the department has also seen existing Nant engineers venture into new areas and achieve a gas safety qualification.
“At present the main properties we service are residential care homes but we are looking at expanding our offering to the rest of our contracts and beyond.
“As a business we are aiming for net zero so this is something we want to work collaboratively on as the gas servicing team to achieve this.”
Established in 1994 to provide top quality service in Legionella control, Nant Ltd is a specialist provider of water safety services and products. With clients across the UK, Nant provide innovative systems to ensure water supplies are as safe and secure as possible.
Clients include leading care home groups, as well as commercial premises for well-known brands including The Gym Group, the Café Rouge restaurant group and luxury hotel chain Harbour Hotels.