After serving in the Royal Engineers, I formed and contributed to a series of successful companies, concluding that there was a prime opportunity for organisations to reduce costs and improve sustainability through reduced energy use. I set up SMARTech energy in 2014 to address this need, and have thrived on applying the skills gained from previous experiences to address the challenge of navigating a fast-growing business. The hard work has been recognised by a succession of awards, and achieving a place on the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10k small business course. I am married to Pamela – an army Sergeant – with two lovely children, Bethany and Troy, and am currently President of the Corsham Chamber of Commerce.
Being a Chartered Director, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Associate Member of the CIPD; and with a wealth of board room experience across the private, public and 3rd sector; I know firsthand the complex challenges businesses face. I have a real passion for helping businesses grow and relish the role I play at SMARTech energy in helping our clients reduce their energy consumption; boosting profits, cutting carbon emissions and improving the working environment along the way. My family and I have lived in Devizes, Wiltshire for over 13 years and I am involved in a number of local charities, businesses, theatre and sporting groups.
After 25 years of owning and running a graphic design business, I decided to act on my interest in environmental issues by taking elements of a degree course in Environmental Science, followed by completing an MSc in Environmental Consulting. The latter led to joining SMARTech energy, where helping our clients with win-win solutions that reduce costs while simultaneously addressing elements of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions presents a compelling proposition. At SMARTech my wide business experience is invaluable in maintaining client relationships and overseeing our SEMS programme. I live locally in Corsham with my family, and when I get the time enjoy cycling, sailing and playing guitar in a band.
Junior Energy Consultant
Having been interested in renewable energy and sustainability from a young age, I developed my passion through the completion of a BSc in Environmental Geoscience and an MSc in Sustainable Energy and Environment at Cardiff University. My role at SMARTech energy has shown me the huge opportunities available to commercial businesses with regards to energy efficiency and reduction. I am involved in the design of LED lighting, power quality and heating & cooling solutions to help businesses across the board reduce their energy consumption and increase their profits. I currently live in Bath and play both football and cricket for local teams.
Whilst studying for my BEng in mechanical engineering, my interest in the field of renewables and sustainability flourished, and I began to develop my drive to make a significant difference in the sustainability sector. Since then I have completed an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering; have collaborated with academic partners in the development of an experimental energy storage system; and have worked with alongside an international engineering firm, leading the effort in reducing their energy expenditure. As an energy consultant at SMARTech Energy, I am involved in helping local businesses to reduce their energy costs and consumption using modern and quality technology; all the while, continuing to push for greater environmental prosperity. I currently reside in the medieval city of Salisbury, and my hobbies include scuba diving, and long-distance running.
I have extensive experience as a business development manager, in the dynamic and ever changing energy sector, covering energy solutions and maintenance services to a wide range of public and private sector businesses. I enjoys working with organisations to fully understanding their unique business needs, their drivers and their emission reduction targets, to then jointly formulate energy efficiency strategies to meet their short, mid and long term sustainable business plans.
I have had an interest in green tech and sustainability even before I completed my degree in Environmental Science. After I finished my degree I began work in the energy industry; initially as a building surveyor for energy efficiency. My role as Account Manager at SMARTech energy is fulfilling in the sense that I get to build and maintain client relationships, meet people across all business sectors and see the positive results of energy reduction for our clients. Outside of work I enjoy aerial photography and attending sporting events.
My role for SMARTech energy is Business Support and covers a wide range of aspects. My main responsibilities involve the smooth running of the office, general administration, and supporting our install teams ensuring that they have the materials they need to install jobs. I am likely to be the first port of call for visitors and callers to the office. Through the wide variety of activities in my role, I have gained a great deal of knowledge on many different areas of the business and have grown personally because of it. My hobbies outside of work consist of field archery at locations all over England.
I started my career as an electrician with NG Baileys where I completed a 4 year apprenticeship. After 8 years at NG Baileys I moved on to gain wide ranging experience in domestic, commercial and industrial environments. I am an Approved Electrician qualified to 17th Edition with inspecting and testing and I am a qualified Site Supervisor. At SMARTech energy I very much enjoy seeing the impact of what we do, delivering projects that can transform the workplace to a high standard. Outside of work I am very much a family man with 2 young children who keep me busy and occupy most of my spare time.
My role within the company is an apprentice electrician. I first took an interest in electrics in my final 3 years of secondary school where I chose to take DT systems as one of my GCSE subjects. Having got a taste of the basics, I left school to then join a company which made bespoke mirrors with added lighting and music systems. After working there for 2 years I then decided I would like to go into electrical installations with more depth which has led me to where I am today, working for SMARTech energy as an apprentice electrician. I have recently moved to Holt having lived in Trowbridge for nearly all of my life. My hobbies are football and golf as well as socialising with friends.