North East building services firm John N Dunn Group has teamed up with a regional energy procurement consultancy to launch a new electric car charging infrastructure partnership.

The North Tyneside-based firm is working with Sanctus Consulting to provide a comprehensive, end-to-end service to public and private sector organisations across the North East that want to meet the emerging car charging requirements of customers, staff, residents and visitors.

The new partnership is part of John N Dunn Group’s ongoing diversification to take advantage of growing opportunities within the electric car charging infrastructure sector, as well as around the installation of renewable energy technologies.

Its expert teams will take responsibility for specifying the charging infrastructure chosen to meet each client’s specific needs, completing the required ground works and managing the installation of the chosen infrastructure and back office management systems.

County Durham-based Sanctus Consulting, which specialises in facilitating energy purchasing and renewable energy supply contracts for the commercial market, will be responsible for the customer acquisition and relationship management side of the project.

John N Dunn Group holds the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles accreditation required to carry out EV infrastructure work and has completed a number of such projects around the region over the last year.

These include the recent installation of four EV charging points at Durham Cricket’s Riverside Stadium in Chester-le-Street, a project which was swiftly followed by four more being installed at the homes of players and staff.

Stephen Bilclough, chairman at John N Dunn Group, says: “The availability of charging infrastructure will be the key catalyst for the wider uptake of electric vehicles and we’re acting to position ourselves at the forefront of these developments across the North East, and eventually beyond.

“We’re already training up more installation teams to ensure we have the resources required to meet the heightened levels of customer demand that we’re seeing and our partnership with Sanctus creates an even more compelling and comprehensive service offering for customers.

“Their renewable energy market expertise and our infrastructure capabilities makes a very strong combination, and will mean that clients can have confidence that every aspect of their EV charging infrastructure can be covered by a single supplier.

“We’re also working together on some exciting renewables technology developments that haven’t been seen in the region before and will provide customers with a range of new solutions to their EV charging requirements.”

Martin Oswell, director at Sanctus Consulting, adds: “It was imperative that we found the right partner who could deliver EV charging installations and sophisticated renewable technology solutions to new and existing clients.

“John N Dunn has the skills and knowledge to fulfil this role and we’re excited about what we can achieve by working together.”