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MP congratulates propertECO on business success & cancer-beating work

Don Foster with Rebecca Coates & Martin Freeman of propertECO
Don Foster MP with Rebecca Coates & Martin Freeman of propertECO

propertECO are delighted to have received hearty congratulations from the MP for Bath and Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, the Rt Hon Don Foster MP, following the company’s success in a recent national business competition.

Mr Foster is a keen supporter of local businesses and was impressed by propertECO’s achievements over the last three years, which have recently seen the company being named “Britain’s best small business of 2014″. The judges of the UK’s biggest competition for small businesses, The Pitch, praised propertECO for their solid business model and management and were pleased to award the winner’s title to a company that is not only doing well financially, but that is also doing good within the community.

As leading UK experts in reducing exposure to harmful levels of radon (the naturally occurring gas that escapes from the ground and can accumulate unnoticed in properties), the work that propertECO carries out will ultimately save lives.

Mr Foster said, “I was delighted to learn of propertECO’s success. It is great to see a Bath company being recognised nationally for the fantastic work they do in radon gas testing and remediation.

With radon being the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, the work propertECO do is invaluable.

I would like to congratulate all of the team on their success and thank them for their hard work.”

Mr Foster has championed the need for better awareness of radon for several years, in particular when he was the minister for Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) between September 2012 – October 2013. During this period, he instigated an update of the Building Regulations and associated guidance that affords improved protection from radon for new buildings.

propertECO Managing Director, Martin Freeman said “I’m incredibly proud of the success that propertECO has enjoyed in recent years. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to run a business with a life-saving focus. We spend a lot of time disseminating information on radon so that members of the public can be made aware of this often overlooked health risk. Many victims of radon-induced lung cancer were not previously aware of the hazard that they were exposed to daily whilst in their homes or workplaces, and raising awareness of the issue is key to reducing the number of avoidable lung cancer deaths that occur every year in the UK.”

Rebecca Coates, propertECO Commercial Director added, “I am so grateful to Mr Foster for his valuable contribution to the landscape of radon awareness and protection, and I look forward to a time when people no longer ask “Radon? What’s that?”.