Open Control Solutions Ltd, Wigan - SME (Environmental Technologies)

Open Control Solutions Ltd (OCS), an energy saving systems provider based in Manchester, is working with Greater Manchester’s Business Growth Hub to embark on an ambitious five year growth plan.

 

Paul Goucher, Managing Director at OCS, said: “We have been impressed by the level of specific knowledge the Growth Hub have in the low carbon market sector and the assistance they have given us so far has been invaluable in helping us with our five year growth plan.”

 

 

With more than a decade of industry experience, OCS is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of energy control systems.

The company offers a range of solutions that control up to 87 per cent of a building’s energy use and help to maintain optimal environmental conditions while reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption.

Its clients, which span across the pharmaceutical, public, health, education, leisure, IT infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, include the groundbreaking Rolls Royce advanced aerospace disc manufacturing facility (pictured), which was opened by the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in 2014. 

Growth plan

To help embark on a new five year growth plan, OCS was looking for support to help expand into new markets and promote its products and services as part of Greater Manchester’s fast-growing low carbon sector.

The Business Growth Hub’s low carbon sector development programme, part of its Green Growth service for SMEs, provided OCS with market intelligence on the accreditations and environmental policies needed to help it access new markets, as well as sales leads and ongoing support for a targeted marketing campaign that is being piloted in Greater Manchester.

The new campaign is targeting a number of different market sectors in which OCS have a proven track record of installing and maintaining energy efficient control systems, reducing carbon emissions and cutting energy costs. This campaign is expected to generate new growth over the coming years.

Networking

As a member of the Growth Hub’s online Low Carbon Network, OCS is part of a growing number of companies that are helping Greater Manchester to transition to a low carbon economy. 

The company is also benefitting from the Business Growth Hub’s Executive Development Programme – an in-depth training programme to help develop leadership in management teams.

‘Exciting time’

Paul Goucher, Managing Director at OCS, said: “We have been impressed by the level of specific knowledge the Growth Hub have in the low carbon market sector and the assistance they have given us so far has been invaluable in helping us with our five year growth plan.”

Tom Bardwell, Green Growth low carbon sector advisor, added: “OCS is an innovative and hard-working company with a strong and ambitious growth plan. 

“They are clearly focused on providing the most appropriate and efficient solutions for their customers to help achieve maximum reductions in energy costs and carbon emissions. This is an exciting time to be working with OCS and we look forward to supporting them further as they grow.”