E3120 Authorised Service Provider
Aeolus Power MOT’S (Maintenance, Operation & Turbine Servicing) is one of only 5 companies across Great Britain and Northern Ireland recognised as an ‘Authorised Service Provider’ by Endurance Wind Power Limited. We are authorised to use the Endurance ASP logo to indicate expertise, reliability and professionalism. Our technicians undertake specialist ‘level 2’ Endurance training and as a result of that training they will be able to undertake major mechanical work such as ‘blade swops’, to provide laser alignments and to service X-29 wind turbines. Our position as an Authorised Service Provider demonstrates the confidence Endurance have in our ability, expertise and customer service.
NFU Approved Supplier
The NFU Farm Energy Approved Supplier scheme was launched in 2014 and the NFU restricted its supplier list to just 5 companies across the UK for each type of renewable energy production. Companies applying had to allow the NFU to examine their accounts, provide a list of customers who would provide references and also demonstrate a history of successful performance. Aeolus Power was the first company to be appointed in 2014 and has retained the status during 2015 and 2016.
In 2013 Aeolus Power (Wind-Energy) Limited first met the requirements for registration and was awarded ISO 9001 certification. This confirms that the company implements a Quality System, (certified by QAS according to Standard QAS ISO 9001:2008) with the permitted exclusion of clause 7.3 Design and Development. The company’s Certificate number is A 14098.
ISO 9001 is a globally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) that shows a business is committed to continuous improvement in order to meet the needs of its customers whilst still fulfilling all legal and regulatory requirements.
Renewable Energy Assurance
REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. REA helps our members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs.
Its membership also includes composters, following the merger of the Association for Organics Recycling (formerly the Composting Association) in 2013. The REA endeavours to achieve the right regulatory framework for renewables and organics waste recycling to deliver an increasing contribution to the UK’s electricity, heat, recycling and transport needs. It undertakes policy development and provides input to government departments, agencies, regulators, NGOs and others.
RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. Formed in 1978, RenewableUK is the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK. Its primary purpose is to promote the use of wind, wave and tidal power in and around the UK. It acts as a central point for information for its membership and as a lobbying group to promote wind energy and marine renewables to government, industry, the media and the public. It researches and finds solutions to current issues and generally acts as the forum for the UK wind, wave and tidal industry.
Low Carbon South West
Low Carbon South West is a membership organisation and sector partnership which promoted the growth of the environmental sector in the South West of England. It has the following objectives:
- Support and promote the development of environmental technologies and services in Bristol, Bath and South West England.
- Encourage the adoption of these technologies and services by commercial, industrial and institutional end-users seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Promote Bristol, Bath and South West England as a centre of excellence for sustainability to wider UK and international audiences.
- Facilitate effective networking, knowledge exchange and practical business collaborations between LCSW members and between LCSW as a group and wider networks, for mutual advantage.
- Strengthen links between business and academia within the environmental technology sector, including knowledge transfer, support of training courses and recruitment opportunities.
Regen SW passionately believes that sustainable energy has a vital role at the heart of a successful economy and thriving local communities.
It is an independent not for profit organisation that uses its expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector to revolutionise the way energy is generated, supplied and used.
Regen SW focuses on creating an excellent environment for sustainable energy in the south west. It has 4 priority development sectors – offshore renewables, the built environment (microgeneration & energy efficiency), renewable heat and onshore electricity generation.
Endurance Wind Power
We are proud to have been the first UK approved distributor and installer of Endurance Wind Turbines within the UK, appointed in 2009. In 2016 we were awarded ‘Approved Service Supplier’ status for Endurance turbines.
ESPE offers a range of ‘direct drive’ wind turbines which do not need a gearbox. They have been manufacturing wind turbines from their Italian base since 2012.
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.