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EnergyAira opens its first North West clean energy-technology hub

Aira opens its first North West clean energy-technology hub

Swedish clean energy-tech company Aira, has officially opened its new hub in Manchester.

The centre will create hundreds of highly skilled jobs in the North West, contributing to Aira’s overall goal of hiring 8,000 clean energy expert roles across the UK over the next decade.  

Earlier this year, Aira’s market research found that over one in three people based in the North West (39%) were likely to install a heat pump in their home when renovating their home or replacing their heating system, showing a growing consumer interest in clean energy solutions.

Local authorities are also supporting the clean energy transition, with both the GMCA and the LCRCA’s ambitious net zero targets set at 2038 and 2040 respectively, aligning well with Aira’s ambition to take Europe off gas by accelerating the electrification of residential heating. 

Aira’s new base in Trafford will operate as the company’s centre of operations in the North-West under the leadership of Marc Clarke, who joined Aira in 2023 and has over 20 years’ experience in the home heating sector.

The existing team of Clean Energy Technicians have installed thousands of heat pumps throughout their careers and new roles will include planners, salespeople, designers, customer service agents, heat pump installers, apprenticeships and new positions in the local leadership team.  

Marc Clarke, Aira head of region, North West said: “The opening of our North West hub marks a crucial step toward Aira’s ambition to serve one million homes across the UK with clean energy-tech solutions.

“The North-West region is rich with skilled workers, all the way from the Lake District to Stoke, making it a natural fit for our hub location. We’re excited to help people across the region transition to low-carbon heat pumps, helping them save money on their heating costs, while reducing CO2 emissions.” 

 

Helen Greaney
Helen Greaney
I'm a journalist with more than 18 years' experience on local, regional and national newspapers, as well as PR and digital marketing. Crime and the courts is my specialist area but I'm also keen to hear your stories concerning Manchester and the greater North West region.
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