This year, FEC Energy is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we intend to make it our biggest and best year yet.
Back on the 5th July 1967, at the Royal Show, Stoneleigh, the Queen Mother came to open our original office. At that time, the business was called the Farm Electric Centre. As part of the nationalised electricity industry, it was established to produce information to help the development and promotion of electrical techniques in agriculture and horticulture. It was a ground-breaking organisation, responsible for the development of many techniques commonly used in agriculture today.
In 1990, the company became part of the Electricity Association and the name was changed to Farm Energy to recognise its wider interest in energy rather than just electricity. Our current Managing Director, Andrew Kneeshaw, was with the organisation at that time and has led the business to where it stands today. Tim Pratt (Technical Director) and Chris Plackett (Financial Director) joined the company during 1993. In 2000, Andrew, Chris and Tim made the company independent and formed the private limited company FEC Services.
Since then we have expanded to not only help farming businesses but also commercial and industrial customers. We consolidated our Farming and non-farming businesses last year and rebranded as FEC Energy. Staff numbers are now 25 and we are still growing!
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We will be holding a number of events to celebrate our anniversary, so stay tuned in for more information which we will be releasing soon. During these events, we will be raising money for our chosen charity Mind. Check out our Just Giving page to make a donation.