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Firms feeling energised by partnership.

A RENEWABLE energy company founded by a former Newcastle Falcons star has struck a partnership deal with County Durham's Pacifica Group.

Oakes Energy Services was cofounded by former Newcastle Falcons second row Jason Oakes and industry professional Derek Dowson. The company specialises in designing and installing renewable energy systems to help businesses reduce energy consumption and bills.

The company has attracted the attention of Houghton-le-Spring's Pacifica Group, which has signed a partnership deal with Oakes Energy. The team-up has allowed Pacifica to bolster its renewables offering and enter new markets.

Mr Oakes, who founded the company in 2007, said: "Over the last 10 years we have built Oakes up to become a leading regional firm and this deal with Pacifica Group will complement and further develop its range of services.

"The renewables market is set to grow and there are many significant opportunities to take advantage of, which will benefit both homeowners and businesses. It is an exciting time for the company, and we are gearing up for continued growth."

Pacifica is one of the UK's largest providers of home services and product warranties. It handles more than 4,500 jobs per week and employs more than 480 staff. The group is made up of Pacifica Home Services, Pacifica Appliance Services and UK Warranty.

Following the partnership deal, the Oakes Energy team will move to Pacifica's Durham head office.

Kevin Brown, group managing director of Pacifica Group, said: "Oakes Energy Services is a widely respected company in the region and our partnership will further strengthen our offering to clients and contribute to the long-term growth of Pacifica Group. It fuses together our existing knowledge and experience with the expertise of Oakes, which will help customers save in the long term as we embrace new, energy-efficient technology."

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From left, Derek Dowson, Kevin Brown and Jason Oakes

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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 3, 2018
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