A WEARSIDE college is fuelling links with one of the country’s leading heating firms.
Sunderland College’s Hylton Campus played host to Mitsubishi Electric’s seminar for key players in the renewable heat industry.
The company, which is a global leader in the manufacturing, marketing and sales of heat pumps, held the seminar to highlight the role which the Ecoden pump has to play in achieving a sustainable future.
The event was attended by more than 50 delegates from across 15 UK-based businesses, including Homes for Northumberland and Gentoo.
Stewart Thompson, Mitsubishi Electric’s regional sales manager, said: “I’m thrilled to have been able to bring the seminar to Sunderland College for the first time.
“The region truly is a hot bed for renewable energy companies and it was great to see so many well-known businesses interested in learning about our services on the day.”
Sunderland College has an award-winning Renewable Energy Centre that is at the forefront of low carbon and environmentally friendly industry training for students.
Cameron Ross, plumbing, gas and renewable energy lecturer at the college, believes the event held by a globally-respected company was a great opportunity to network with some of the region’s leading businesses to forge new partnerships.
He said: “I’m delighted Mitsubishi Electric chose to hold its first regional seminar at Sunderland College, and I look forward to sustaining the relationship with future events.”