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2018 National Energy Efficiency Awards

Awards Ceremony:Friday, 7th September 2018
to be confirmed, Birmingham
Application Deadline:31st July 2018
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Judging Panel

These Awards are independently judged by the panel of experts below:

Patrick Allcorn
Head of Local Energy
Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
The local energy team has been created to help DECC support and develop energy solutions at a local level. From the community through local authority to the Local Enterprise partnerships - sharing best practice supporting strategic and project development and delivery
Previously he has been responsible for the design and implementation of the Domestic RHI. He joined that team in early 2012. Prior to this appointment he was responsibility for community energy. He set up the LEAF project that enabled over 200 communities to set up local energy schemes in 2012. Before joining DECC, Patrick worked for Transport for London and the London Borough of Croydon as well as time working as a journalist and a sustainability consultant.
Rufus Logan
Group Director
BRE Scotland
As Group Director BRE Scotland, Wales and South West, Rufus Logan is responsible for leading the growth of BRE's business in these territories. BRE Scotland and Wales has a long established record as lead provider of technical and consultancy support for both the construction industry and Government. Whilst the SW is the focus for our solar business, with the BRE National Solar Centre based at the Eden Project. Rufus also leads the team at BRE's Innovation Park in Ravenscraig, located on the site of one of the largest regeneration projects seen in Scotland. The Innovation Park opened in 2012, and offers a showcase from which architects, developers and manufacturers can trial and test new ideas before they were applied to real communities. The Innovation Park not just a demonstration of innovative buildings, but an exemplar in sustainable planning and development.

Rufus led the consortium bidding to establish and run the Knowledge Transfer Network for the Modern Built Environment (MBEKTN). Having been successful in winning this work for BRE, in partnership with Arup, CIRIA and BSRIA, Rufus was charged with establishing the MBEKTN and leading its delivery. Other work has included leading BRE's expansion to new locations, which resulted in the creation of BRE Wales and recently BRE China, and as a partner in Scotland's Hong Kong Carbon Innovation Centre. These 'national' development activities are a continuation of his career prior to joining BRE, when Rufus worked for Scottish Enterprise in Dumfries and Galloway, with responsibility for supporting Scotland's Forest Industry Cluster and a number of the region's key industry sectors.
Claire Heyes
CEO
CORGI Technical Services, the AGSM & AESM
Claire has an in-depth knowledge of gas safety issues as they affect senior management in a wide range of organisations. Claire is passionate about raising awareness of these issues at all levels. Claire established the AGSM (Association of Gas Safety Managers) & AESM (Association of Electrical Safety Managers) to recognise and reward excellent gas and electrical safety managers, working together to promote safety and raise standards.
Carl Harvey
Director
Green Deal Advisor Association and My Home Survey Ltd
Carl Harvey has been involved in the development of Green Deal since the original policy decisions, he is passionate about supporting SME's involvement in Green Deal and ECO.
Frank Harris
Director
HD Services Ltd
A qualified Civil and Mechanical Engineer, Frank founded HD Services in 1984. A member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a fellow of the Geological Survey he has twice been chairman of the Well Drilling Association(WDA).
Gregory Elliott
Property Services Director
Vibrant Energy Matters
Gregory Elliott is Property Services Director for Vibrant Energy Matters, the largest EPC supplier in the UK carrying out over 160K instructions per year. He hass been involved in the EPC industry from conception, with over 10 years in the property sector and overseen many changes. The most exciting has being within the energy sector, having worked with Birmingham Council with the first go early EPC scheme in 2007 to one of the first Green Deal Advise Reports. Experience gained from working with most of the Big Six energy companies on several ECO projects has given him both insight and an understanding on the opportunity that ECO and the Green Deal brings to the industry.
Mark Weaver
Head of Business Development
Alsecco
Mark has worked in senior Sales and Marketing roles within the Construction Products sector for the past thirty years. Mark is now Head of Business Development for Alsecco, a major supplier of facades solutions and part of the International DAW Group. Mark has been actively involved for many years in the Energy Efficiency and Retrofit sector and was Chair of SWIGA, the solid wall industry guarantee scheme during its inception. Mark is presently acting Vice-Chair of INCA, the leading External Wall Insulation trade association. Cycling, football and his family are what keep Mark sane out of working hours.
Maria Wardrobe BSc
Director of External Affairs
National Energy Action (NEA)
Maria is currently Director of External Affairs with national fuel poverty charity NEA, responsible for a team which develops and delivers NEA's Policy Services, Research, Campaigns and Public Affairs, Fundraising and Sponsorship, Publicity, Marketing, Media, Events and Membership services within the organisation.

Maria has extensive experience of campaigning at a national level, organising and speaking at regional and national events and broadcasting on local and national radio and TV. She is responsible for the Secretariat for the All-Party Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Group (FPEEG) and is Chair of the Age Action Alliance Safe Warm Homes Working Group.

Maria has worked for NEA for 20 years. She is also a Trustee of the British Gas Energy Trust.

Karl Drage CEng, MEng, MIMechE, DMS, ACGI, MIOD
Chief Executive Officer
Coefficient Renewable Heating Solutions Limited
Karl Drage has overseen the installation of over 1000 ground source heat pumps, ranging from small installations to some of the largest installations in Europe. This includes a number of multi-megawatt schemes, the largest of which is a 5.4MW Hospital scheme, one of the largest renewable heat systems in Europe. He has delivered funded solutions for blue chip clients under an ESCO arrangement over a 25 year term, installed sustainable district heating systems for local authority social housing clients and constructed multivalent systems for some of the highest profile building and infrastructure developments in London and with a number of leading University clients. His Maintenance and Service business continues to work with - and remote energy monitor - installations over the life of their buildings. He established a team in the US that has gone on to complete some of the leading Sustainable Energy systems in North America and developed a business in Spain in partnership with a leading Utility Company and National Contractors.

Karl is a member of the Council of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association and previously spent four years as its inaugural Chair Person, establishing the association and influencing the early formation of the industry. Karl has been involved in the development of the MCS standard for Heat Pumps, and continues to work to develop both the market and the professional standards of the industry.
Elinor Jenkins
Compliance Manager
City Energy
Elinor was employed by Enhance Energy after completing a Master's degree in Business Economics with Finance. Elinor has been with the company as it first started utilising the Green Deal Finance Company and accessing ECO Funding. As Compliance Manager, Elinor ensures that Enhance adheres to the changing rules and regulations. She has recently become a Director for Enhance
Andy Merrin
Head of Energy and Innovation - London
Keepmoat
Andy is a Chartered Environmentalist and has been working in the environmental sector for over 18 years in a number of senior positions within Arup, Bechtel and now Keepmoat. Andy has significant experience on issues such as corporate environmental strategies, energy efficiency of buildings and carbon management. His current responsibilities include the delivery of low carbon housing retrofit strategies and maximising funding opportunities within the social housing market.
Gary Spiers

Garys career within the energy industry spans over 17 years, delivering installation measures across the UK both practically in the field, training and at management level. He is Currently on a summer break before taking up a new position with The British Board of Agreement (BBA ) at the beginning of September
Lesley Rudd CIMA CIPR
Chief Executive
Sustainable Energy Association (SEA)
Lesley is currently Chief Executive at the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA). She draws on 30 years in the energy industry. She has worked on a range of energy policy issues, across the whole energy supply chain from upstream to downstream and in a number of countries. Positions Lesley has held include; Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Trading Manager , and Communications Manager at BG Group; Public Affairs Manager at Microgen; and Commercial Negotiator, Commercial Manger and Audit Manager at British Gas . Lesley has a track record in leading successful campaigns for policy and regularity changes in Brussels and UK. The SEA advocates 'wrap then heat' because increasing the energy efficiency of the building fabric helps to maximise the gain from efficient heating solutions. To address one without the other leads to sub-optimal results for homeowners, investors and Government. Lesley has a degree in Business Studies with Politics, is an Accountant (CIMA accredited) and is a member of CIPR.
Katie Searle
Senior Project Manager
Energy Saving Trust
Katie joined the Energy Saving Trust in 2007 and has an in-depth knowledge of product assurance and certification across a broad range of product categories including insulation, glazing and heating products. She graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Environmental Science and began her career in insurance. Katie has previously been responsible for the set up and management of an accredited Green Deal Installer certification scheme and more recently is leading project co-ordination of a three year European funded programme developing digital tools to better inform consumer buying choices of energy efficient products.