THERE’s a new face on the management team at award-winning insulation and heating company, J & J Crump & Son Ltd.

Ian Bacon has joined the company as EWI manager to head up the company’s newly established, external wall insulation (EWI) division.

Ian, from Mansfield, brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in the EWI industry for more than 15 years, overseeing large scale EWI projects for Local Authorities in the Midlands and South that saw thousands of social housing properties transformed as well as private sector properties, high rise blocks of flats and schools.

He joins that team at an exciting time for the company as it rolls out several major projects in partnership with local authorities and utility companies which will see EWI become part of its core offering, alongside cavity wall and loft insulation, boiler replacements, full new heating systems and air source heat pumps.

“I’m delighted to be part of the J J Crump team,” said Ian. “The company has an excellent reputation for delivering good quality, reliable and competitive services and for building long-term successful relationships with customers, local authorities, social housing providers and funding partners alike.

“It’s exciting to be joining the company at a time when it is growing and expanding its range of services and to be able to drive forward the EWI side of the business.”

The Sheffield- based company was established over 35 years ago and delivers its award-winning ‘Warm-Up’ energy efficiency schemes around the country from its network of depots in Sheffield, Newton Abbot, The Isle of Wight, and Tutbury in Derbyshire.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Ian on board,” said MD Steve Crump. “The company is going through a period of growth and it’s the right time for us to add EWI to our core services.

“To be able to work hand in hand with local authorities and our Utility funding partners on area-based projects and be able to deliver energy efficiency measures to all properties, including the hard to treat ones, is great news.

“I am very much looking forward to working closely with Ian in the future.”


Thousands of homes on the Isle of Wight could benefit from a new and improved energy efficiency scheme.

Warm Up Wight has been operating since 2016 and aims to help householders on the Island to access a range of energy efficiency measures that could help to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.

The qualification criteria for the scheme has now been widened meaning many more people that may have missed out in the past could now qualify, including those on low incomes or properties that are hard to heat.

The scheme is operated by heating and insulation company J&J Crump & Sons Ltd and supported by the Isle of Wight Council,

Cllr Steve Hastings, Cabinet Member for Procurement, Waste Management, Special Projects and Forward Planning, said: “Fuel poverty is still a real issue on the Isle of Wight, and as energy prices rise, those living in homes without sufficient energy-efficiency measures in place are often hit the hardest. 

“We know that following the Covid-19 lockdown, many homes will be facing the reality of a reduced income whilst their fuel bills are likely to increase as a result of being at home all the time. This is an ideal time to do what we can to help people make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.”

Under this new scheme, thousands of homes on the Island will be eligible to apply for a range of energy efficiency measures, such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, room in the roof insulation and in some cases replacement boilers or new heating systems.

“We know that there are tens of thousands of homes on the Island that could still benefit from insulation and heating measures, said Steve Crump, MD of JJCrump.

“Our teams will be out on the streets soon and residents will receive a letter through their doors which will provide more information about the scheme, list the eligibility criteria and the various ways in which they can apply. For many residents, the energy efficiency measures will be free.

“While the weather is warmer, there’s no better time to prepare their homes for the winter months and the colder conditions, and we would encourage anyone who thinks they may be eligible under the scheme to get in touch.”

For more information about Warm Up Wight or to register interest, please visit https://www.jjcrump.com/warm-up-wight/