Boiler company’s tree planting pledge

Nigel Jones, director of G20 Gas Services Ltd in Thorne.
Nigel Jones, director of G20 Gas Services Ltd in Thorne.

The director of a gas heating installation business in Thorne has pledged to plant a tree for every boiler his firm fits.

Nigel Jones, of G20 Gas Supplies, will have a tree planted every time his company installs a boiler to offset the carbon it produces.

Nigel, who is based on Bridge Street, said: “It’s all about saving carbon at the end of the day. We came up with an ethos that it would be good to offset the carbon produced by replacing the boilers.”

For every boiler the company fits, £6 is donated to an organisation which plants mahogany trees in the Congo and Amazon basins. Each tree offsets 30 to 60 tonnes of carbon in its lifetime.

Nigel, of Church Walk, set up G20 a decade ago after he became a single parent to his children Jordan, now 13, and Jasmine, 11.

It has since grown to a point where it can install up to 100 boilers a week and it’s been accredited under the government’s Green Deal scheme, which allows some householders to have a new eco-boiler fitted for free.