About our company
Aeolus Power Group works across England, Scotland and Wales, supplying, installing, commissioning and maintaining wind turbines. If you need support for your turbine at any point during its lifetime, from initial consultation to extended servicing and maintenance, then we can help.
The company works across two main areas. Aeolus Power (Wind) section is focused on the supply, installation and commissioning of turbines. Aeolus Power MOT’S (Maintenance, Operation & Turbine Servicing) ensures that the installed turbines, whether installed by Aeolus Power or others, perform to their maximum capability.
Where it all began
When Christine & Pete Griffiths wanted to site a wind turbine at their farmhouse home there was little information available to help them with the process. They wanted to pass the knowledge they had gained to others interested in benefitting from wind energy. As the business grew, their daughter Victoria left her job in London to work in the family business, she became immersed in ‘all things wind energy’ and is now at the helm.
We have been proud to support a number of important charities.
In 2011 the charity was Macmillan Cancer Care and for a number of years before that the company sponsored an Orphanage in Uganda called the Gangama Babies Home. The money was sent to the church and all was used on the babies. Our final gift to the Orphanage was a “cow” so that they could access fresh milk.
In 2012 we supported three charities: The Alzheimer’s Society, Help for Heroes (both national charities) and Beating Bowel Cancer (Cornwall).
From 2013 onwards our supported charities became Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, Farming Community Network, supporting farmers and their families, Motor Neurone Disease Association, the only national charity in the UK for this disabling disease and Legasee, the Veteran Video Archive.
Victoria Griffiths personally provides hand-on support for three charities, Caring at Christmas and Julian House which are both homeless shelters in Bristol, and Aid Box Convoy which provides humanitarian aid for refugees in Calais.
Winston’s Wish, the leading UK childhood bereavement charity helps young people re-adjust to life after the death of a parent or sibling. By providing professional assistance before, during and after bereavement they help them to better understand the nature of loss and offer the practical support and guidance that many need in order to cope throughout the grieving process.
Winston’s Wish has always offered support to bereaved military families. However during the recent conflict the charity has been contacted by a growing number of military families and professionals seeking support for children affected by a bereavement in conflict. It now offers a new specialist service for bereaved children and young people from military families thanks to funding from Help for Heroes.
Now in its 20th year, Winston’s Wish has a range of services that include a national Helpline for anyone caring for or concerned about a bereaved child.
Farming Community Network
The Farming Community Network (FCN) supports farmers and their families as they seek to resolve either business or personal problems which are causing serious stress or worry. It operates through volunteers drawn from the farming community and rural churches.
Established in 1995, FCN has been able to provide support during a critically difficult period for farmers who have faced reduced incomes, severe flooding and outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease, Bluetongue and Avian Influenza.
FCN supports over 1000 families every year. It operates a confidential helpline from 7am to 11pm every day of the year, staffed by a team of volunteers. Talking with someone who understands farming, but is not directly involved in their situation, can be a real support. When appropriate, callers are offered a visit from an FCN volunteer who is able to ‘walk with’ people through their problems so they don’t have to face them on their own. This support continues for as long as it is needed – often for many months.
When talking is not enough, FCN can bring in professional advice, help and expertise through its connections with other charities and sources of support. All support and advice is confidential and free of charge.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, so they become weak and waste away. MND can affect how people walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Although there is currently no cure for MND, symptoms can be managed to help people cope.
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in the UK that funds and promotes global research into the disease as well as providing practical, day to day support for people affected by MND so they can achieve the best quality of life possible. This includes providing them, and their carers, with useful information about the services and support available, as well as operating a network of day care centres.
The Association also campaigns to ensure everyone has access to the best possible services, including working directly with health and social care professionals. Its work is supported by more than 3000 volunteers.
Legasee Veterans Video Archive
Legasee works to ensure that future generations can learn about our military history through the personal recollections of the men and women who witnessed it first-hand.
For example, a recent project concerns the British military involvement with the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49. The airlift provided a lifeline for West Berlin after Soviet forces which surrounded the capital, closed all land corridors. An exhibition at the Aviation Museum in Flixton, Suffolk, marking the 65th anniversary of the airlift, will open in August 2013.
The charity records the memories of British service veterans on video. Since Legasee became a charity in January 2012 it has collected over 200 hours of interviews with veterans, many of whom have also supplied personal photographs and other items of historical interest. Anyone can view these videos by registering with the Legasee website.
The charity is keen to capture both historic and contemporary stories, from Afghanistan to prior to the Second World War. Much of their work depends on volunteers.
4 May 2014 Christine Griffiths was featured in the Sunday Times.
In December 2013 Christine was a finalist in the national, NatWest ‘Everywoman’ awards. The Hera award is for inspirational women in their fifties and above.
It was a busy year for Christine Griffiths as she was a finalist for the national ‘Business Woman of the Year’ award and the ‘Outstanding Woman in Construction’ award.
Aeolus Power (Wind-Energy) Limited became the “Business of the Year” at the Gloucestershire Women in Business awards in association with Coutts.
Director, Christine Griffiths became the “Rising Star – Gloucestershire Business Woman of the Year”.