Pacifica Group is celebrating repeat success at a prestigious awards ceremony for its work tackling fuel poverty in the North East for the second successive year.

The Houghton-le-Spring-headquartered company’s Pacifica Home Services division has been recognised by the 2020 North East Energy Efficiency Awards after winning two awards and receiving a commendation in another category.

The awards recognise the achievements of companies operating within the energy efficiency sector across the UK and their delivery of Government initiatives, including the renewable technology and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme.

Pacifica Home Services delivers specialist domestic energy services for heating, plumbing, renewables and insulation. Undertaking around 15,000 services and repairs each year, Pacifica Home Services also, annually, completes 10,000 heating installations and 10,000 insulation installations working in the utility, new build and social housing markets.

At the awards, home services division company 0800 Repair, won the Vulnerable Customer Support Award for the second year running, while being highly commended in the Boiler & Heating Installer & Contractor category.

0800 Repair has enjoyed a successful year, building partnerships with local authorities across the region to support vulnerable people and tackle fuel poverty in the North East. Its partnership with Durham County Council was also recognised at by the Energy Efficiency Awards with the council winning the Local Authority category.

In the past 12 months, 0800 Repair has delivered more than £80m worth of energy savings for the region, through the installation of more than 5,800 boiler and heating installations.

Also, within the division is renewable energy systems specialist Oakes Energy Services Ltd, which scooped the Renewable Energy Installer title for the second successive year.

Oakes Energy Services provides solutions, such as air and ground source heating, solar PV and mine water heat extraction to the domestic and commercial property markets. In the last year the company installed more than 450 renewable energy domestic and commercial systems.

Erik Coates, Energy Services Director at Pacifica Group, said: “We are committed to tackling fuel poverty and supporting local authorities and social housing providers through the provision of highly-efficient, cost-effective and, wherever possible, renewable solutions.

“To be recognised by the North East Energy Efficiency Awards for the second successive year is an endorsement of the dedication and hard work of our team and the collaborative relationships we have with our customers.”