East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards

Radisson Blu Hotel

Friday 15th March, 2019, East Midlands Airport

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East Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards 2019 Presentation Event

Event Properties

Event Date 15-Mar-2019 5:30 pm
Capacity 150
Available place 150
Individual Price £75 (excl. VAT)
Location Radisson Blu

Venue Information - Radisson Blu

In addition to a convenient location, our hotel features 218 airy rooms and suites with a fresh colour scheme and contemporary furnishings. We also offer convenient amenities such as 24-hour room service and Free high-speed wireless Internet, so you can make the most of your stay with us.

Experience high-quality food and outstanding service at The Runway Brasserie, our on-site restaurant, where you can enjoy a great meal. The hotel bar provides a sophisticated atmosphere for sharing food, drinks and good conversation with colleagues or loved ones, all with a view of planes taking off or landing.



Drinks Reception

Meet and greet in the event foyer with complementary drinks.


Move to Dining area

The guests will be invited through to the dining area to take their allocated seats


Introduction and Welcome

Introduction and welcome from Gary Braybrooke


Headline Sponsor

A few words from events headline sponsor



Dinner will be served


Tea and Coffee

Tea and coffee served



A few brief presentations by selected speakers



The awards will be presented by our sponsors.There will be 11 award categories given out. (No acceptance speeches)


Closing Address

Thanks and a few words from Gary Braybrooke.Networking will continue in networking area There will be a cash bar available throughout the night*Please drink responsibly as anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.


Michael Gallagher

Midlands Energy Hub – Nottingham City Council

Michael started his career working at the Energy Saving Trust providing energy efficiency advice to the general public. The role developed into consultancy work, working on fuel poverty related SLAs with Local Authorities in the Midlands. Michael then worked for Mark Group as a Solar PV system designer working on large scale social housing, Local Authority and commercial projects. For the last four years Michael has been working as an Operations Manager, overseeing the supply and installation of building integrated solar PV across the UK for the construction sector. During this time he also gained an MSc in Energy and Industrial Sustainability. In his current role Michael as Regional Energy Projects Manager he is leading the Midlands Energy Hub and will also have an operational focus on the D2N2 area. He is using his skills and experience to identify and implement Energy Projects across the D2N2 LEP area.

Sam Crichton


Samantha is a Policy Advisor at the Sustainable Energy Association (SEA). She uses her knowledge of energy efficiency, heat and building policy to advise and support SEA members and also to inform policy development more widely. Sam is the author of Energy Efficiency – A Policy Pathway for the able to pay a document which continues to inform the development of energy efficiency policy. Sam is an expert in the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and has recently led the organisation of and participated in two large (100+) workshops hosted by the SEA and the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy to drive innovation in ECO. Sam has a BSc (Hons) in Environment, Economics, and Ecology from the University of York accredited by the Institute of Environmental Sciences. Whilst working at the SEA Sam has established excellent relationships with policy makers, local authorities and leading industry players and this together with her academic background has enabled her to become an important contributor to energy efficiency and low carbon heat policy development.

Nicky Swetnam B.A. (Hons) MSc


Nicky Swetnam joined NEA in 2001. Based in Nottingham, Nicky is a Project Development Manager and delivers a wide range of affordable warmth projects across the East Midlands and beyond. She leads the work, within NEA, of the Inclusivity Working Group which aims to ensure that NEA’s work is accessible to everyone, regardless of their needs. Nicky has chaired the NEA East Midlands Fuel Poverty Forum for many years and has developed strong relationships with partners in the region. Nicky has recently undertaken the Dementia Friends and Friends Against Scams awareness courses. In 2017 Nicky gained the PRINCE2 Practitioner Certificate in Project Management. She has a BA (Hons) degree in French and German and an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

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