Ipswich MP Sandy Martin hails town as ‘hub for environmental responsibility’

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin, left, with Haven Power's chief operating officer, Paul Sheffield, during hi

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin, left, with Haven Power's chief operating officer, Paul Sheffield, during his visit to the company's offices on Ransomes Europark. - Credit: Archant

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has visited one of the town’s major employers to learn more about its role in the renewable energy market.

During a tour of Haven Power, based on Ransomes Europark and part of the Drax Group, Mr Martin met with senior staff including chief operating officer Paul Sheffield and several of the firm’s 450 employees.

Haven Power is a retail business offering renewable energy to both small and medium-sized enterprises and large businesses.

Mr Sheffield said: “Haven Power was established in Ipswich over 10 years ago, because of the supportive business environment and strong community spirit.

“It’s heartening to meet a dedicated MP like Sandy Martin, who has a track record of standing up for environmental and climate issues. We were delighted to have the opportunity to introduce him to our employees and hear more of his plans for his time in office.”

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Mr Martin added: “It was fantastic to meet with the senior management and staff at Haven Power to hear how they have not only been supporting our local economy, but also the local community.

“Ipswich is fast becoming a vibrant hub for environmentally responsible, sustainable businesses driving innovation across different sectors of the economy. I’m pleased to see Haven Power working with them to provide renewable electricity.”

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