SALTAIRE based Switch2 Energy, the UK's largest specialist community and district heating business, has made a trio of senior appointments to support its ambitious growth plans.

The company's UK headquarters and design and manufacturing facility are located next to Salts Mill and Richard Slee has become the new CEO.

Experienced chartered engineer Chris Kingston has also joined the business as Operations Director, while Simon Waite is the new Financial Director.

They will work alongside existing Business Development Director Kirsty Lambert and the established management team to drive a five-year expansion plan.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Slee said: "Switch2 Energy has an excellent reputation as a trusted provider.

"I look forward to leading a senior leadership team with the experience to capitalise on growth opportunities in the market."

Switch2 Energy supplies 70,000 residents across 500 heat networks.