Category Archives: Interviews

New chairman predicts a long term future for oil

Nick Hawkins takes over as OFTEC chairman on the 23rd June at the association’s next annual general meeting. He spoke with Oil Installer about the oil industry. Nick, tell us something about yourself and your company Deso Engineering – part of the Kingspan Environmental Group. Deso was set up in Minehead, Somerset, by my brother Tim in […]

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Benefiting from a multi-technology approach

Oil Installer magazine - Dave Ewins

Featured in the very first issue of Oil Installer, Dave Ewins of Davanna Heating has been embracing oil and renewable energy technologies for five years. He recently appeared in Renewable Energy Installer to discuss a ground source heat pump installation, and says his business has benefited from a multi-technology approach. The number of renewable jobs […]

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Moorland grows its boiler service division

Moorland Fuels boiler service division member, Mark Quelch

At a time when many fuel distributors are abandoning boiler servicing, citing cost and time issues, Devon-based Moorland Fuels is continuing to grow its boiler service division because the company believes in meeting a customer’s complete heating needs.  “Providing the best quality of service for our customers is never a hassle,” said Moorland Fuels managing […]


Lancashire firm grows business

M H Cragg and Sons, Bolton, heating engineers

Established in 1972, specialist heating engineers, M H Cragg and Sons, has more than 40 years of industry experience.  Based in Bolton, the company operates predominantly in the north west of England, serving the Wigan, Chorley, Preston and Manchester areas. The company has grown from a small family firm in to a well-respected business with […]


Every cloud has a silver lining

Oil Installer Tony Norris, owner of Arn Heating

When former Tincknells Fuels driver, Tony Norris, suffered a stroke in September 2010, rather than letting it get him down, he took the opportunity to change his career. Although Tony had worked as a driver for nearly seven years, he was already registered as an OFTEC engineer. “It was something I’d always enjoyed doing and […]


Riding out a tough economic climate

Operating across Wales and Shropshire, Oil Tank Installation Services (OTIS) was founded in 1995 by Andy Middleton.  Now employing eight members of staff the company, which owns two lorries with drags and eight other vehicles, also works with some chains nationwide. Andy has a history in the oil business, as his father used to work […]