The Natural Energy Company is a family run firm which has developed over the past 15 years and prides its success to date on a Team which has evolved through hard work and dedication. Established since 2005, The Natural Energy Company can provide their clients with a complete package from initial consultation, to system design, installation and aftersales care and service spares for all renewable systems including heat pumps, photovoltaics, solar thermal and dedicated underfloor heating systems. 

The Natural Energy Company engineers are trained and time served with world leading Daikin air to water, air to air, geothermal and heat recovery heat pump systems. 

Our Mission 

The Natural Energy Company is dedicated to providing the highest quality of service to its clients, enabling them to benefit from the latest renewable technology, while saving their energy bills and CO2.

The Natural Energy Company is more than a renewable installation company. We care passionately about the environment and have launched our 'Choose Planet not Plastic' campaign with a range of refillable eco cleaning products which are made in the UK, plant based, animal cruelty free and Vegan friendly. Please see our Shop or contact us for more information. 

The Team

Richard McLaren BSc MSc FGas - Director & Senior Heat Pump Engineer 

Richard has worked within the construction industry for over 20 years. Having successfully gained a Masters Degree in Climate Change & Sustainable Development, The Natural Energy Company was established in 2005. Richard also holds the City & Guilds 2079-E001 FGas and ODS Regulations Category 1 qualification. Through the close association between The Natural Energy Company and Daikin UK, Richard continues to invest heavily in the training and development of Company staff to continue to offer industry leading support for our Daikin installations across Scotland. 

Battery Storage is becoming a very important part of the renewable energy industry. Richard is currently working towards the integration of this technology into our renewable energy systems. 

Jennifer McLaren - Director and Company Secretary 

Jennifer, a trained textile artist, has worked within commerce for over 25 years and brings important marketing, administrative and management skills to ensure the Company quality systems are applied to meet and exceed the installation standards set by Daikin UK, the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and RECC Consumer Code for heat pumps and photovoltaics. Jennifer cares passionately about the environment, and has sourced a range of everyday eco cleaning products which are plant based and free from animal testing. 

Jennifer is now offering the Bring Your Own Bottle refill scheme for several home cleaning products. 


Paul Robson - FGas Refrigeration & Senior Heat pump and Commercial AC engineer 

Paul has worked with the company for over 12 years and is a Daikin qualified FGas refrigeration engineer having gained City & Guilds 2079-U001 FGas & ODS Regulation Category 1 qualification. Paul has unrivalled field based experience in terms of the installation, maintenance, repair and trouble shooting of Daikin heat pumps. 

Paul has completed his Daikin training for Daikin commercial heat pump systems including Skyair and VRV4 heat recovery heat pump systems.


David McLaren - FGas Refrigeration & Heat Pump Engineer 

The Natural Energy Company is about future generations. Our commitment to the future is supported by our investment in David who has successfully completed his refrigeration apprenticeship and now holds the City & Guilds 2079-U001 FGas & ODS Regulations Category 1 qualification. Having successfully completed Daikin product training, David is now working as an independent heat pump service engineer.

In addition to this, David completed his GAS SAFE training September 2018 which allows us to offer the new Daikin hyper efficiency gas boiler. GAS SAFE number 626211


A Craig Electrical Ltd

Increasingly, heat pump systems, PV systems and battery storage systems need specialised controls and communications. As The Natural Energy Company develops these services for our customers there is a need for our company to team up with a specialist.

A Craig Electrical forms an important part of our team for the development of our specialised electrical and communication services.