Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visited Leicester on 11 June 2010 to visit Mark Group’s state of the art training academy. The academy houses mock up homes for trainees to gain the best on-the-job experience before they formally qualify as insulation installers. Making homes more energy efficient will help the UK meet its climate targets, help residents cut fuel bills, and create new job and business opportunities.
During the visit, the Minister met the 1000th trainee to graduate from the academy since it opened in 2008. Greg Barker, said: "It is great to meet the faces of the future who, in time, will be making homes in Leicester and across the country warmer, cheaper to run and better for the planet."