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South West Regional Energy Efficiency Conference 2019

Event Properties

Event Date 29-Mar-2019 9:00 am
Capacity 75
Registered 0
Available place 75
Individual Price £75 (excl. VAT)
Location Holiday Inn Bristol Filton

Venue Information - Holiday Inn Bristol Filton

A stylish Bristol hotel set in landscaped grounds, with free WiFi and on-site fitness facilities

Holiday Inn® Bristol - Filton hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the M4 and 15 minutes from the M5, with easy access to London, Birmingham and south Wales. Regular services to London Paddington and Cardiff depart from Bristol Parkway train station, 10 minutes away by car. Extensive free parking for overnight guests and conference delegates is available at the hotel, and you can connect with international flights at Bristol Airport, 15 miles away.

The hotel's Academy Conference Centre has capacity for up to 280 delegates, with energising catering menus and a spacious breakout area serving fresh coffee. Visitors to Airbus can be at their offices in 10 minutes by car, while Bristol and Bath Science Park is four miles away.

Just 20 minutes' drive away, the Harbourside area offers plenty of scope for shopping, dining and entertainment. Learn the secrets of the universe and the human body by visiting the At-Bristol Science Centre, or take a sailing trip on The Matthew, a replica of the ship that discovered North America in the 15th century.


Elinor Jenkins

City Energy

Compliance Manager City Energy Elinor was employed by City Energy after completing a Master's degree in Business Economics with Finance. Elinor has been with the company as it first started utilizing the Green Deal Finance Company and accessing ECO Funding. As Compliance Manager, Elinor ensures that City Energy adheres to the changing rules and regulations. She has recently become a Director for City Energy

Jon Rattenbury

South West Energy Hub

Jon leads the South West Energy Hub which supports organisations across the wider South West of England to identify, develop and implement energy projects. The Hub is supported by central government and is a partnership of seven Local Enterprise Partnerships, including: • West of England Combined Authority (lead partner) • Gfirst • Swindon & Wiltshire • Dorset • Solent • Cornwall & Isles of Scilly • Heart of Southwest. The South West Energy Hub is one of five local energy hubs that have been established across England. Each hub has a self-determined role suited to the region in which it operates, so that activities reflect local contexts, supporting delivery of priorities identified by LEP energy strategies. All have the over-arching aims of bringing investment into energy infrastructure projects, making strategic linkages between local institutions and sharing best practice through knowledge exchange across the five Hub regions. Jon has worked in the sustainable energy sector for the past ten years delivering a range of programmes and initiatives at the West of England Combined Authority, Energy Saving Trust, Regen and Sustainability Practice to stimulate uptake and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, supporting sector and market development.

Steve Davies


Steve Davies has worked in the renewable sector for the past 15 years and with NICEIC for the last 10; starting as a Centre Manager at NICEIC Certification’s Training Centre in Chesterfield; amongst his responsibilities were the writing and delivery of renewable technology training courses e.g. Solar Thermal, Heat Pumps and Solar PV. With the advent of the Microgeneration scheme, Steve was tasked with training the NICEIC Technical assessors to delivery audits and Certify companies as compliant with MCS and the associated Building Regulations. Steve went on to became Scheme Manager of the Energy Efficiency Technology Schemes offered by NICEIC maintaining a field force of over 80 assessors working for me all over the UK. Steve has been provided presentations at various events including Eco Build and sat on Government Steering Groups tasked with the improvement and development of energy efficiency schemes targeted to assist in the achievement of UK Carbon Targets. Steve has been involved in initiatives such as Feed In Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive, Green Deal and ECO. Acting as Certsure’s scheme manager for both the NICEIC and ELECSA Installer Schemes which met these schemes requirements, undertaking assessments against MCS, Building Regulations, PAS 2030 and 2031.

Danny Taylor


Danny Taylor… Sales Development Director for Plumbase…. Five years with Plumbase and over thirty years in the industry in both manufacturing and merchanting, bringing experiences from both sectors together to provide first class solutions to the heating market

Bryan Glendinning


Bryan Glendinning – Chief Executive Officer MBA: Engenera Renewables Limited: Bryan, a civil engineer by profession has operated within the heating and insulation industry for the last 20 years and worked as National Installations Manager at EAGA Plc. There he successfully managed the annual delivery of the £350 million Government funded Warm Front scheme, where with his team they drove production to the highest possible delivery level of around 8000 heating and insulation measures per month; as well as improving the Customer Experience, Quality and Safety across all sectors of the industry. Bryan was a member of both the Group commercial board as well as being part of the scheme management board. Bryan’s role on the scheme board was to control the full life cycle of the delivery, from procurement, supply chain, installation, aftercare and maintenance. Bryan is an active figure in the energy efficiency and fuel poverty arena and has historically worked closely with DECC on a number of projects. He was also the Chairman of GAIN the National Network of Installers, guiding and assisting around 3000 installers nationally in the delivery of measures across many technologies. Bryan has also been influencial in the development of both a gas and PV installer network for Engenera’s existing and future delivery platform. As well as being the key player within Engenera for developing the funding platforms that now see Engenera with huge growth opportunities. In recent years Bryan has succesfully completed two major EPC operational contracts for solar PV, the first for Riverside Housing in Liverpool on a contract of 1000 houses and the second for Carillion Energy Services where they carried out a very challenging remedial contract over a National platform on 2500 houses. Bryan is a strong advocate of NEA and the great work they do in the fuel poverty arena and has himself been recognised for the work he does in the fuel poverty sector at the last two years National awards.

Loraine Bassett

E.ON Energy Solutions

Loraine has over 28 years’ experience in the energy efficiency industry. As a business development and account manager for E.ON’s Obligation Partnership team, she works closely with social housing providers and contractors delivering ECO funded Energy Efficiency projects in the West Midlands and the South West of England.

Simon Ayers


Simon’s career runs into the best part of 30 years’ in energy, construction and related sectors. He is currently the Chief Executive of TrustMark, which connects consumers with competent, vetted tradespeople to work in or around their homes. Following the implementation of findings from the Each Home Counts (EHC) Review, TrustMark has expanded this remit to include Repair, Maintenance & Improvement (RMI); Retrofit and Energy Efficiency Measures to enhance the protection and choice available to consumers wanting to improve the energy performance of their homes. Simon is currently navigating TrustMark through these changes as an organisation, helping to develop a level playing field of Government Endorsed Quality for any home improvement, as well as driving continual advances in cross-sector standards.

Colin Anderson

Vice Chair, South West ALEO

Colin Anderson became a Home Energy Manager at Southwark Council in 1996 following publication of the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA). He teamed up with officers in neighbouring London boroughs to discuss how best to respond to the Act, this group becoming the London and South East HECA Forum. He was involved in early discussions with council reps around the country, the result of which was the national forum we know today as ALEO – the Association of Local Energy Officers. Colin was elected Chair of the London forum of 32 boroughs plus the City of London, and was elected national Chair for one year, winning the Lifetime Achievement award in 2015. Shortly after moving home to Devon he was elected Chair of the South West forum, leaving Plymouth City Council after 9 years to work in the private sector. Despite no longer being a local government officer Colin was elected Vice-Chair in 2019.


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