Cookstown’s Lissan Coal Company wins £10m deals to heat 10 of the 11 new super councils

Staff of LCC Power at their headquarters in Cookstown. The company has gone from 7 to 55 staff in just over two years
Staff of LCC Power at their headquarters in Cookstown. The company has gone from 7 to 55 staff in just over two years

Cookstown based energy company LCC Power (Lissan Coal Company) has just announced clinching the contract to power 10 of the 11 new super councils.

Although the contract for the eleventh council - Mid and East Antrim District - is still to go out to tender.

The company, which owns the Go chain of filling stations, also powers the Stormont Estate, all of Northern Ireland’s street lights, museums and the BBC.

And in the last year has gone from employing a team of seven at its Cookstown headquarters, to an astonishing 55 staff with the opening of a new office in Belfast.

Now one of Northern Ireland’s top electricity suppliers, the firm has a third of the market share.

Its contract with DRD for street lights is valued at £12m a year, while the combined value of contracts to provide power to 10 of the 11 super councils is around £10m a year.

It’s a source of real pride among the staff and management of LCC Power, that we have gone from a standing start just two years ago, to becoming one of the top suppliers in Northern Ireland - Shauna Forbes, LCC

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Government buildings contracts, which include Stormont, all Northern Ireland museums and the BBC sits at £4.5m per annum.

LCC’s Shauna Forbes said the company is proud of having developing such a major portfolio of customers within such a short period.

“It’s a source of real pride among the staff and management of LCC Power, that we have gone from a standing start, just two years ago, as an electricity supplier for business customers, to becoming one of the top suppliers in Northern Ireland with over a third of the market share.

“LCC Power has built on the strengths of the LCC Group, with excellent customer service, the lowest costs possible and long standing respect for our customers.”

The LCC Group was established in 1986, and is the leading solid and liquid fuel importer and distributor on the island of Ireland.

The company established LCC Power in April 2012, and in the past year has experienced a period of rapid growth.