A team from leading merchant PTS, part of the Travis Perkins Group, has attended a new Green Deal Awareness Course. The Sustainable Building Solutions team is engaging with businesses across the group, with PTS being the first, to have the Green Deal Awareness course, delivered by their training partner PPL.

The one day course was held for a number of PTS team members before being offered to installers through its 300 plus trade counters. By completing the course, PTS has been equipped with the knowledge to educate installers on the importance of attending related courses to increase profitability and maintain skill levels.

Maxine Frost, PTS Renewables Director, said: “Making sure that our staff are up-to-speed with the latest industry information, such as the current progress of the Green Deal, is an important part of maintaining our high levels of customer service.”

“Participating in PPL’s market leading training course allows our team to understand exactly what our customers will gain by attending themselves. By making sure we recommend courses that are relevant and which they will benefit from, we can encourage them to consider more training in the future. This process is vital if we are to maintain skill levels – something which is particularly important in the renewables sector.”

Paul Joyner, Director of Sustainable Building Solutions, also part of the Travis Perkins group, said “this course is a great example of our commitment to supporting our customers in the newly emerging Green Deal. A great opportunity for the business.”

The Green Deal Awareness Course explores why the Green Deal is important for energy efficiency, how it will affect the supply chain and when each phase is expected to come into force. Taking an in depth look at all aspects of a domestic and commercial building that could be altered under the Green Deal, the course provides an insight into the assessment and financial packages available to home and business owners, as well as suggesting how merchants and installers can make the most of the changes.

Available to all Travis Perkins Group customers through its nationwide network of branches, PPL is offering a range of plumbing, heating and renewables courses at its 11 UK training centres. To make life easier for installers, single day courses are also available at customer premises or at branches themselves. The leading merchant is urging interested installers to talk to their local branch manager to find out the best option to suit their needs.

Visit our training courses page to see a full list of courses available.