Thermocill, based in Altrincham, provides an innovative heating product designed to direct heat from radiators up against window panes, creating a curtain of warmth in front of glazing. The business approached Green Economy for support and have worked with consultant, Ashley Hulme, to increase their market profile at events and create a unique exhibition at the Green Skills Academy (GSA).

“Inside the GSA there’s a life-size model of a household environment,” explains Ashley. “Inside and out, it’s fitted with green technology products that can be used in a domestic and commercial setting to cut carbon and save on energy. I saw a great opportunity for Thermocill’s product to be installed inside.”

Showcasing green tech innovation

The GSA provides training to upskill individuals in installing green technologies in domestic and commercial settings at its site on Trafford Park. Thermocill’s heating product is on display for visitors to see with accompanying marketing materials explaining how it works and how to install.

This ties in well with Thermocill’s own commitment to upskilling, having provided installation training to JJB Builders, Wigan Council, Signature Builds, Red Site Services, and County Renewables over the last 12 months.

“It’s great seeing our product installed at the GSA’s energy house,” says Janet Healey, business support assistant at Thermocill. “There’s great opportunities for green tech providers to have their products displayed there, and we’re always happy to be involved with training projects.”

Introductions to the domestic retrofit market via Local Green Tech Zone

Keen to get involved in further exposure opportunities, Thermocill have joined several Green Economy events. In October 2023 they joined the Local Green Tech Zone at the Low Carbon Homes event, with Ashley organising a discounted stand to showcase their products to around 5,000 attendees. These networking events have proved invaluable in generating new sales opportunities, including one with Liverpool City Council, who later invited Thermocil to present their product offering.

Thermocill joined Green Economy at our member networking event, Exploring Greater Manchester’s Domestic Retrofit Market, and Keith Rimmer, founder and chief executive of Thermocill, joined Green Economy director Amy House on her panel at Pro Manchester’s Green Transformation Conference.

Networking for growth

Through Green Economy support and networking, Thermocill has accessed a wealth of new networks and contacts to help win new business, along with their searchable profile on the online Marketplace to ensure customers can find their services when they need them.

Presently, Thermocill has a broad range of exciting projects in their archive.

“We’ve had a lot of projects fitting our boxes in Wigan,” explains Keith Rimmer. “We’ve got councils and housing associations in the pipeline that are awaiting the document of final SAP Q accreditation from the BRE. Once they receive this, the orders will be confirmed and ready to go. Finally, we’re also in collaboration talks with EDF Energy who have been supporting Thermocill on our journey.”

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This project is part funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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