A solar panel company has reassured its workers over jobs after the sale of the firm.

The Chesham-based Chiltern Solar Ltd has been sold to Agrivert, an environmental and ecological services company from Oxfordshire.

Chiltern Solar was founded in 2011 by the directors Steve and Julie Gamston, who are looking to retire after more than a decade at the helm of the family firm, which specialises in the design, supply and installation of solar photo voltaic systems to homes and businesses.

Now the chief executive of Agrivert Phil Earl has reassured the Chiltern Solar staff, saying the firm will do “everything possible to retain all its employees and expand the team”.

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“Chiltern Solar will remain a regionally based company, but over time, we may review its expansion into other regions of the UK.

 “Agrivert are very excited about the acquisition of a dynamic company with an excellent team operating in the renewables sector,” he said.

Agrivert will now integrate Chiltern Solar operations team and processes into its wider group during a transition period, which will allow Steve and Julie Gamston to eventually retire. 

Steve Gamston said: “Julie and I are very excited that Chiltern Solar is joining forces with Agrivert for the next chapter of business growth and expansion. This strategic move opens doors to new resources, expertise and opportunities and will enable the business to extend its reach and increase its impact in the solar PV marketplace.

“Our decision to sell Chiltern Solar was made with confidence in Agrivert’s commitment to upholding our values, their proven track record in the renewable energy sector and their vision for continued growth and success.”

The sale deal has been overseen by the merger and acquisitions adviser KBS Corporate.