Leeds EV charging firm bought by Liberty Global

The owner of Virgin Media has purchased a Leeds-based EV charging, solar and battery storage firm, The Phoenix Works.

The company, founded in 2010, provides end-to-end EV charging, solar PV and battery storage services across Britain for local authorities, domestic and the private sector marketplace.

It has previously undertaken work for the design, installation and maintenance for Menzies Distribution, North East Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, the City of York Council, Asda, Royal Mail and Best Western.

Liberty Global plan to maintain the company and trade it under the existing brand with Jason Simpson, group head of energy, joining the board.

He said: “This fits well with our existing involvement in the EV charging space and our own internal requirements for onsite renewables and fleet electrification to support our sustainability agenda.”

Thomas Newby, managing director of The Phoenix Works, said: “Liberty Global shares our deep-rooted entrepreneurial, start-up energy, and they are hugely supportive of our ambitious growth plans over the coming years.”

Matthew Morgan, operations director of The Phoenix Works, added: “Having Liberty Global as a parent company will enable our continued growth and ensure our industry leading service levels are maintained.”

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