Chloe Smith MP visits top Norwich business, Anglian Home Improvements
Published by Davina Langley for Anglian Building Products in Local Government
Left to right – Peter Mottershead, CEO – Anglian Home Improvements, Chloe Smith MP, Steve Pollard, MD Anglian Building Products)
After visiting one of Norwich’s largest employers, Anglian Home Improvements, Norwich North MP and Treasury Minister, Chloe Smith MP, praised the company and heard their thoughts on how to support Britain’s construction sector.
Visiting Anglian Home Improvements at their Head Office in Norwich, the Norwich North MP and Economic Secretary to the Treasury Chloe Smith said:
“The Green Deal is an exciting programme that improves homes at no upfront cost, cutting carbon and helping the most vulnerable. It supports energy efficiency, green investment, and economic growth, helping lead to warmer homes with lower emissions and fewer families in fuel poverty. It makes sense for households and for businesses. As a Norwich MP I am always very interested to meet people working in Norwich businesses, and to see firsthand the opportunities that firms can take up; it is good news that major firms including Anglian Home Improvements are signing up.”
Peter Mottershead, Chief Executive of Anglian Home Improvements added:
“This was a great opportunity to feed back to Chloe Smith how the Budget will affect Anglian’s customers and employees. As one of the first companies in the country to sign up to the Green Deal initiative, we look forward to playing an important role in delivering the Green Deal to our customers. We are now pushing the government to move towards proper accreditation and a strong Code of Practice for Green Deal providers. We also made the case to Chloe for cutting VAT on energy efficient home improvements. This would help to improve the energy inefficiencies within the current UK housing stock while creating thousands of new jobs in the construction sector”.
On 4th April, Anglian was confirmed as one of the initial providers of home insulation under the government’s flagship New Deal scheme.