Breathe celebrates a decade of success
Breathe is celebrating reaching the milestone of 10 years since its foundation; a decade that has seen the company grow from start up to a leading UK Energy Performance Contractor. Breathe has developed and delivered projects that have saved over £33m in operating costs and 147kt of carbon over the last 10 years, a significant impact for its client’s energy and carbon reduction ambitions.
Breathe began life under the ownership of MCW, a Canadian specialist energy management and engineering company. In December 2019, Breathe was acquired by Imtech who are jointly owned by EDF Energy and Dalkia. This provided Breathe with a new owner who shares its long-term goals to deliver material energy and carbon reduction savings for clients.
This year the team will complete an energy saving project at St Helier Hospital in Surrey, commission a new energy centre at North Manchester General Hospital and switch on a solar array at QEQM Hospital in Margate. Breathe are also progressing projects at Epsom General Hospital, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and the Royal Oldham Hospital.
Breathe Connect optimises building energy assets to reduce operating and maintenance costs and has continued to support high street retail and banking clients through the pandemic, providing essential remote-control services across their portfolio, along with developing projects in the defence and justice sectors.
“When Breathe was founded 10 years ago we aspired to become a company that made a significant impact for its client’s energy and carbon saving ambitions, what we have actually achieved has surpassed anything we hoped for. This success is testimony to the hard work, enthusiasm, determination and dedication of our employees and the support of our owners. Here’s to the next 10 years!” said Gary Parke, Breathe Managing Director