Leep Utilities appoints new director of heat

Richard Long, director of heat at Leep Utilities

Leep Utilities has appointed Richard Long as director of heat.

A statement has said that Richard is to lead the development of Leep’s heat business, providing customers with innovative and sustainable heat solutions. He has also played a key role in the development of the company’s heat strategy, and the direction and publication of its Heat Solutions brochure.

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience delivering conventional and renewable heat solutions. This includes combined heat and power (CHP), district heating, heat pumps, biomass, wind, waste, heat storage, nuclear and other low carbon technologies. He has previously worked with Leep on a consultancy basis.

Over the past year, Leep has doubled its vehicle fleet and increased its headcount by more than 80%. The business now has a workforce of over 130 people.

Louise Manfredi, CEO of Leep Utilities, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to Leep.  His experience and expertise in low carbon, urban heat projects will help us further enhance our heat proposition. We can’t wait to work alongside him to provide innovative and sustainable heat solutions to our customers.”

Richard added: “I’m excited to be joining the team at Leep Utilities to further develop its successful heat business. Leep’s growth speaks for itself. I am really impressed by the potential of Leep’s existing MediaCityUK heat network, the breadth of its multi-utility business and the strength of the entire team.”

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