Cara EPS: SME Retrofit Consortia

Constructing Excellence

Set up as a best practice business Cara EPS Ltd was formed in May 2021 to enter into the energy efficiency and retrofit market. From a standing start with no contracts, in the 12 months to May 2022 it has secured a pipeline of £8m, in the public and private sector, employing 12 full-time staff and developing a network of diverse and robust supply chain partners in delivering contracts in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

After scoping the market and identifying a gap and business need to add value to clients and drive productivity Cara EPS formed strategic partnerships with other SME’s to create a digitally enabled SME consortium delivering an end to end service in retrofit and net zero.


Three Winning Facts:
  1. Aligned to Rethinking Construction and Construction 2025 principles, business set up implementing 17 years of learning and knowledge gained at Constructing Excellence.
  2. From a standing start as new business entering a new market has secured a pipeline of £8m.
  3. Demonstrates how by collaborative and integrative working SME’s can challenge traditional business models to give clients greater value.