Warwickshire cricket stars bowled over by tour of Lord Combustion Services HQ

From Left, Warwickshire Ccc Captain Will Rhodes, Stuart Smith And Mark Chapman Of Lord And Michael Burgess
From left, Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes, Stuart Smith and Mark Chapman of Lord, with Michael Burgess

Stars from Warwickshire County Cricket Club were hit for six when they met the team from award-winning commercial heating and ventilation specialist Lord Combustion Services.

Club captain Will Rhodes and wicket-keeper Michael Burgess visited Lord Combustion Services at their HQ in Dudley Road East, Oldbury, on Thursday to find out more about the work of Warwickshire’s official commercial heating and hot water partner.

Managing Director Stuart Smith showed the visitors around and introduced them to the Lord team, who explained how they work with 1000 clients across the West Midlands including NHS and education sites.

Stuart also gave an overview of how Lord Combustion Services are currently helping businesses with engineering solutions to reduce the impact of soaring utility bills on their costs outgoings.

The visit, made as part of the 40th anniversary year for the heating specialists, comes on the back of Lord building a strong partnership with Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Edgbaston.

Environmental award

Edgbaston stadium, one of the leading venues in international cricket, benefits from an efficient and more effective hot water system installed by Lord last year.

The Test venue turned to Lord as its official commercial heating and hot water partner when it needed to introduce a new water system for all areas of the stadium’s £32 million South Stand, from the player changing rooms to the kitchens and corporate hospitality rooms.

Lord won a sustainability award last year for their environmental impact, including the Edgbaston project.

Lord, who opened for business in 1982, have their logo on the sleeve of the club’s Royal London Cup shirt for the 50-over 2022 and 2023 seasons, as well as on advertising boards around the ground.

The Warwickshire players presented Stuart and the team with a signed shirt in recognition of their ongoing partnership.

Excellence drive

Stuart Smith said: “It was a pleasure to show the players around and speak to them about our work in our 40th anniversary year.

“We are long term supporters of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Edgbaston, valuing our role as official commercial heating and hot water partner, so it meant a great deal to be able to introduce them to our colleagues and give an overview of our work.”

Ben Seifas, Head of Sales & Partnerships at Edgbaston Stadium & Warwickshire County Cricket Club, said: “Given our long term partnership with Lord Combustion Services we were delighted to visit their HQ to find out more about their work and meet the team.

“Both Warwickshire CCC and Lord Combustion Services are striving for excellence within their areas of expertise and it was great to see the Lord team in action and speak to them about their work across the West Midlands.”

With a team of 45 engineers and support staff, Lord Combustion Services took on the Net Zero Business Pledge set up by Andy Street to reduce their environmental impact during a visit by the West Midlands Mayor in April to mark their 40th year in business.

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