Leicester electrical firm becomes government approved installer of car charge points

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We’re celebrating the success of client FB Ross Electrical, which has become a Government approved installer of electric car charge points and is extending the services it can offer.

FB Ross has now officially become a Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) & Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) authorised installer via the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).  This means the firm can now assist clients in developing green transport opportunities.

Image caption: L-r: Scott Hunt and Max Almond of FB Ross Electrical.

Newby Castleman, which has offices on Regent Road in Leicester and Forest Road in Loughborough, has a long-established relationship with FB Ross, electrical contractors for commercial and industrial customers throughout the Midlands and beyond. As the company’s accountants for over 30 years and counting, Newby Castleman provides comprehensive accountancy services for FB Ross, in addition to processing the company’s payroll.

Before FB Ross could embark on the six-month government approval process, the firm put several members of its staff through a course of vehicle charge points installation training by City & Guilds. Once their training was complete, the company filed an online application via the OLEV website which it supported with qualifications and accreditations from the required electrical bodies. FB Ross also became affiliated with ROLEC & Myenergi, suppliers of EV charging points.

Scott Hunt, Managing Director of FB Ross, said: “We have already installed a number of car charge points around Leicester; and with demand for electric vehicles growing steadily, we are pleased to have Max Almond heading up a department within the business to handle further installations, as well as advise future clients on the process of claiming grants toward the cost of their ChargePoint through the OLEV scheme.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with Newby Castleman as we expand this area of our business and help more people across the Midlands to make sustainable transport choices.”

John Griffin, partner at Newby Castleman, said: “Given the recent Budget announcement of £500m to support the rollout of rapid charging hubs, which will ensure that drivers are never more than 30 miles from being able to charge their car, it is clear that car charge points are becoming an increasingly vital part of the UK’s landscape.

‘It’s exciting to help firms develop their range of services/products in line with emerging markets and commercial opportunities, especially when they are helping to tackle climate change. We are delighted FB Ross Electrical has been able to invest in staff training and  develop this new element of their business offer.’

For any information regarding EV ChargePoint installations, or advice concerning the OLEV grant scheme process, please contact info@fbross.co.uk.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual Newby Castleman LLP contact.