Cottenham company wins 2nd big green contract with London council

September 01 2010

A growing Cambridge company has won a second big “eco” contract with a leading London council.

Cottenham-based Kershaw Contracting Services has been selected again by Southwark Council to improve the energy efficiency of its homes.

Under the £50,000 contract, the company will once more supply and install draught proofing.

The firm’s first contract with Southwark Council was earlier this year.

Ian Macklin, the managing director of Kershaw Contracting Services, said: “In these difficult financial times it is good to see a forward thinking council such as Southwark continue to invest in making its homes greener.

“Good well fitted insulation reduces the amount of fuel that has to be burned to heat a home, making it cheaper to heat and significantly reducing its impact on the environment.”

He added: “A lot of tenants in Southwark will be having a cosier winter thanks to this scheme.”

Under its ongoing scheme Southwark Council is offering free energy usage assessments, draft proofing, loft insulation, radiators and cavity wall insulation in its area.

The council is also making electricity usage monitors available for home owners to borrow.

Kershaw Contracting Services is actively pursuing similar schemes with other councils across the UK.

For years the company has fitted insulation and new boilers for homeowners and new home developers.

As well as central heating systems and fitting cavity wall insulation and loft insulation, the company also specialises in the safe removal of asbestos.

It is part of the Kershaw Group, which can trace parts of its history back 120 years. It employs 183 people and is well known for its involvement in the community, including being a main shirt sponsor of Cambridge United.


For further information or to arrange interviews with Kershaw Contracting Services, please contact Zoe Coll on 08452 303049, or email