Merseyside air conditioning and refrigeration firm Everkool is supporting foodbanks during the coronavirus lockdown as it seeks to play its “small part” in keeping vital services running across the area.
The Bootle-based company, which has seen some of its projects delayed due to social distancing measures, is offering free maintenance and repair work to foodbanks and charities providing food to struggling families.
The firm is also working with a variety of supermarkets to ensure their refrigeration systems are fully functioning given the increase in customer numbers and food deliveries.
Craig Greenwood, Everkool founder, says: “Like all businesses, Everkool has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the current lockdown.
“Some of our projects have been put on hold but we will hopefully be in a position to get back to business as usual.
“This isn’t the case for a lot of people who have seen their jobs lost and incomes disappear and who are now forced to rely on foodbanks.
“We wanted to do something meaningful during this crisis and that’s why we have committed some resources to support charities and food banks.
“We are also on call to supermarkets and other important suppliers to help keep them moving during this demanding time.
“A spirit of solidarity is fundamental in the battle against COVID-19. We are proud to be playing a small part in keeping vital initiatives running throughout Merseyside.”
Everkool was established by Craig Greenwood in 2009. It is one of the biggest providers of air conditioning and ventilation services in the North West.
One of the North West’s biggest air conditioning and ventilation businesses is expanding operations on Merseyside and is looking to recruit 10 apprentices.
Bootle-based Everkool is a leading supplier of air conditioning services and has enjoyed significant growth in recent years having won a string of new contracts with organisations including Knowsley Council, Signature Living and Iliad Group.
The company introduced an apprenticeship scheme last year aimed at school leavers who are not in education, employment or training. The programme has been so successful that Everkool’s founder Craig Greenwood has announced that it will be expanded with 10 new places available on the scheme from this summer.
Mr Greenwood says: “Our business growth in 2019 surpassed our expectations and has placed us in a very strong position. It has allowed us the opportunity to establish the apprenticeship programme and recruit new engineers.
“The apprenticeship scheme has been so successful that we are expanding it from this summer. We’re creating new jobs and opportunities for school leavers who want to get a good trade behind them.
“This is particularly important to me having left school without qualifications. I want to help young people get this foot on the career ladder.”
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A Bootle-based air-conditioning company has been praised for its commitment to providing training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Craig Greenwood, founder of Everkool, signed up ten apprentices earlier this month on the back of enjoying a string of contract wins in 2018.
He has sought to do so every year since launching the company in 2008.
Mayor Joe Anderson said: “Craig’s commitment to providing training and job opportunities to young people, including those who have been brought up in incredibly challenging environments, is fantastic.
“He is a brilliant example of a business leader who is investing in school leavers and equipping them with the skills for a lifetime of secure employment. I really do pay tribute to Craig and the entire team at Everkool.”
Greenwood added: “Our business growth in recent years has surpassed our expectations and so has afforded me the chance to expand our apprenticeship and training programme.
“I’m a firm believer in investing in young people, especially those who’ve had it tough growing up, to give them the skills to have a rewarding career and a good life. We’ve recruited ten new apprentices this year and I hope to empty even more in the future.”
Merseyside air-conditioning firm Everkool says interest in its cooling and ventilation products has doubled in February after temperatures soared 10 degrees higher than usual for the time of year.
The Bootle-based company which supplies air conditioning appliances had record enquiries about their services last week from people feeling the heat from the spring-like warm and dry conditions.
Company figures reveal enquiries are up by 60% on the same time in 2018.
It follows a record summer for the business last year which saw them fit more air-conditioning appliances in households and shopping centres across Merseyside than ever before.
Everkool’s founder and managing director Craig Greenwood said:
“There has been a spike in interest in February from people enquiring about air-conditioning products which is unusual for the time of year but it does fit in with a general trend of people investing in household cooling facilities.
Traditionally the majority of our business has come from fitting out offices, shopping centres and other public buildings but there is a clear increase in demand from households as temperatures rise.
It is conceivable that demand for cooling could overtake that for heating if temperatures continues to rise.
We saw it during last summer’s heatwave which resulted in record business for Everkool.“
Bootle-based Everkool doesn’t normally see a spike in demand until spring but with the mercury now exceeding a balmy 20 degrees it is receiving record enquiries.
Record February temperatures has seen demand for workplace cooling appliances rise significantly according to one Merseyside air-conditioning firm.
Everkool doesn’t normally see a spike in demand until at least April or May but with the mercury now exceeding a balmy 20 degrees it is receiving record enquiries from companies looking to keep their staff cool.
Founder and managing director of the Bootle business, Craig Greenwood, estimates demand is around 60% than it was this time last year.
It follows a record summer for Everkool last year which saw them fit more air-conditioning appliances in households and shopping centres across Merseyside than ever before amid the heatwave.
Craig added: “There has been a spike in interest in February from people enquiring about air-conditioning products which is unusual for the time of year but it does fit in with a general trend of people investing in household cooling facilities.
“Traditionally the majority of our business has come from fitting out offices, shopping centres and other public buildings but there is a clear increase in demand from households as temperatures rise.
“It is conceivable that demand for cooling could overtake that for heating if temperatures continues to rise. We saw it during last summer’s heatwave which resulted in record business for Everkool.”
Everkool, which was launched in 2008, is one of the North West’s leading suppliers of air conditioning and ventilation services. They recently scooped contracts with a string of Merseyside organisations including Knowsley Council, Merseytravel and the Iliad Group.