Special guest at open day

ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell with Ploughcroft's Chris Hopkins
ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell with Ploughcroft's Chris Hopkins

ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell was the special guest at renewable energy company Ploughcroft’s open day in Brighouse.

Managing director Chris Hopkins welcomed Jon and other visitors to the event and gave a presentation about Ploughcroft’s journey from a roofing company to the UK’s leading installer of solar photovoltaic panels and other renewable technologies.

Chris also explained about his appearance on BBC’s Dragons Den when he successfully secured investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis and how he was chosen to represent SMEs on the Government’s Green Construction Board.

Jon said: “It was great to join Ploughcroft to find out more about the renewable energy systems they offer. It was really interesting to hear about the background and history of the company and to see all the different technologies on show at their Eco Roof Visitor Centre.”

Visitors were able to discuss the latest renewable technologies, including solar thermal, wind turbines and air source heat pumps.

Chris said: “This was a really worthwhile event and we had lots of interest from potential customers about our renewable energy systems, especially solar PV which just goes to show that homeowners are still looking to generate an income for their roof.

“It was really good to welcome Jon Mitchell and show him just how everything we offer here is designed to help homeowners to make their properties more sustainable, while saving money on their energy or fuel bills.”

For more details about Ploughcroft visit www.ploughcroft.co.uk