The MCL story

From humble beginnings over 3 decades ago…

It all started back in 1983 when Brian Perry, a former Dalkia General Manager founded MCL Energy. With his background in fuel science and energy services he was able to clinch a key contract with the National Coal Board (NCB) primarily servicing and maintaining multisite coal-fired industrial steam boilers. The industrial steam maintenance business expanded year on year, boasted by clients, some of which are still retained to this day!

Our initial energy services developed into industrial steam boiler house management and fixed commercial heating services contracts.

After further organic growth in the 1990s, we won our first million plus long term contract with SCA Hygiene including boiler installation, steam supply and management of their boiler house. Further key steam boiler installations followed at ICI National Starch & Chemical, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and Mallinckrodt Chemical.

Our commercial heating services customer base expanded including Arriva Passenger Services with fixed price heat contracts, plant decentralisation and Building Energy Management System (BEMS) installations, together with a number of independent schools and college contracts. Warwickshire Schools PFI design, build, finance and operation commercial heating services contract included 10 schools in the county and Mount St Mary’s College a full decentralisation of aging plant to modular Low Pressure Hot Water (LPHW) system with guaranteed fuel usage.

After a period of competitive consolidation, we emerged as a niche player providing an alternative for private and public customers seeking a professional and independent approach to managing their energy and technical services.

The growing commercial heating services market provided further growth opportunities, latterly demonstrated by a long term mechanical and electrical HVAC contract at Stamford Endowed Schools including heating, air conditioning, water hygiene, electrical testing & inspection services, BEMS utilisation & support, together with multisite boiler replacement.

Our recent strategic development included purchasing Mansfield Refrigeration & Air Conditioning to develop a complementary service offering air conditioning, refrigeration, process cooling and water chillers.

We have been around for over 30 years. And currently service 150 customer sites.

Our team of people are really talented with a range of technical expertise and relevant gas engineer qualifications. We have collective multi-platform management experience and broad technical competence and gas engineers with specialist knowledge ranging from steam boiler maintenance, boiler installation, operation & maintenance to building services, to ensure we deliver the best service to our customers.