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.
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.
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.