Fuelling regional growth in the Northern Powerhouse  

Certas Energy has become an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse, joining the partnership to support improvements in fuel efficiency, transportation and air quality in the North.

“We are extremely proud to be an official partner of the Northern Powerhouse, demonstrating our commitment to providing innovative alternatives to traditional fuel supply and management solutions that support improvements in efficiency and productivity,” said Brian Worrall, director of corporate affairs.

“Already recognised as a top five business in the 2017 North West Top 200 list, we have continued to invest in the region both in terms of infrastructure and our workforce and we look forward to working with industry, government and local communities to lead the way in smarter, cleaner energy choices to support sustainable growth across the North of England and Wales.”

As part of its drive to encourage the adoption of smarter fuel solutions, Certas Energy has been pioneering the use of a cleaner burning alternative to diesel, as exclusive UK distributor of Shell GTL Fuel. Working in partnership with Peel Ports Group – a fellow member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme – Certas Energy opened a Shell GTL Fuel refuelling station at the Port of Liverpool last year to provide HGV drivers with a lower emission fuel to help fleet operators assist in the improvement of local air quality.

“It’s great to have Certas Energy on board as a partner to the Northern Powerhouse,” said Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse Minister,

“Certas has shown its dedication to supporting businesses in the region with a reliable fuel supply to power economic growth. As a large employer in the North, Certas is a great example of investing in its current workforce as well as the future with apprenticeships and training to secure a successful future for the Northern Powerhouse.”

Certas Energy joins over 170 businesses and organisations who have already signed up to the Partner Programme based on their belief in the economic potential of the North and, support the need for a combined effort by government and business to realise that potential.