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Ward Hadaway advises Pacifica Group on partnership with Oakes Energy Services

North East-headquartered Pacifica Group has agreed a partnership with Oakes Energy Services to bolster its renewables offering and enter new markets.

From left, Derek Dowson, Kevin Brown and Jason Oakes

The collaboration will enable Pacifica Group to increase its renewable energy capabilities to clients, as well as on commercial works. The partnership will also see the Oakes team relocate to the Group’s head office in Houghton le Spring.

Pacifica Group is one of the UK’s largest providers of home services and product warranty, which handles in excess of 4,500 jobs per week and employs more than 480 staff. The Group comprises of Pacifica Home Services, Pacifica Appliance Services and UK Warranty.

Oakes Energy Services provides a range of energy efficient services to commercial and domestic applications, which includes designing and installing renewable energy systems to reduce energy consumption and bills.

It was established in 2007 by former professional rugby player, Jason Oakes, who played for the Newcastle Falcons, and experienced industry professional Derek Dowson.

Kevin Brown, Group Managing Director of Pacifica Group, added: “Oakes Energy Services is a widely respected company in the region and our partnership will further strengthen our offering to clients and contribute to the long-term growth of Pacifica Group. It fuses together our existing knowledge and experience with Oakes’ expertise, which will help customers save in the long-term as we embrace cutting-edge, energy efficient technology.

“I am looking forward to working with Jason, Derek and the wider team as we continue to develop the Group and embrace new technologies that will be vital in the future.”

Jason Oakes said: “Over the last 10 years we have built Oakes up to become a leading, regional firm and this deal with Pacifica Group will complement and further develop its range of services. The renewables market is set to grow and there are many significant opportunities to take advantage of, which will benefit both homeowners and businesses. It is an exciting time for everyone associated with the company, and we are gearing up for continued growth.”

James Nightingale, corporate partner at Ward Hadaway, led the team advising Pacifica Group on the legal aspects of the deal.

James said: “We are delighted to have worked with Kevin and the Pacifica team in creating this exciting partnership with Oakes. We are sure that working together both Pacifica Group and Oakes will provide an attractive offering in this evolving and competitive market for the benefit of their customers. We look forward to seeing the business flourish as it moves into its next chapter.”

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