Wind of change for service provider

A YORKSHIRE firm which maintains small wind turbines is on a rapid growth trajectory and hopes to double its workforce.

Windcare, based in a Portakabin on a farm in Pickering, North Yorkshire, has achieved turnover of more than £400,000 in its first year of trading.

The firm provides back-up to manufacturers and distributors of wind turbines throughout the UK and plans to double its current workforce of 10 in its second year.

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It was founded by Alex Thornton, Duncan Bulmer and Mark Wilson.

Mr Thornton said: “The first year has been frantic although very exciting. We’ve encountered astonishing growth by providing an essential link in the wind turbine supply chain in the sub-500kW sector.

“Small and medium wind is still in its infancy but we saw how fast the sector was growing – especially for single farm-based turbines because of the Government incentives on offer. We recognised that there was a market for an independent service provider specialising in feed-in-tariff scale turbines.”