firmus energy is celebrating the connection of famous ice cream parlour diner, Morelli’s, on Portstewart Promenade.
The company has connected more than 1,700 homes and businesses in the Coleraine and Portstewart areas to natural gas.
Damian Morelli, director of Morelli’s, said: “We have been at this iconic location on the Promenade since 1927 and we are much busier in the summer but still open throughout the rest of the year and our staff can vary from six to 36 depending on the season.
“As well as our delicious iced creations, we also serve a full meal menu from hot breakfasts through to late night suppers and we are open until 10pm during peak season.
“With this in mind we wanted to save money where we could on our energy bills as we were powering our kitchen through bottled gas, so we contacted firmus energy who showed us the savings that could be made by switching to their fuel source.
“We decided to go ‘dual-fuel’ with firmus energy and they now also supply our electricity which is used to heat the shop.
“We have saved on our fuel bills since our switch but energy costs are always challenging for businesses so we look for extra benefits from our suppliers.”
Kevin Flanagan, business sales representative for firmus energy, added: “We were delighted to switch what is no doubt one of Northern Ireland’s most famous ice-cream parlours, Morelli’s, to our dual-fuel option.”