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South East Regional Energy Efficiency Conference 2019

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Event Date 31-May-2019 9:00 am
Capacity 75
Registered 0
Available place 75
Individual Price £75 (excl. VAT)
Location Sofitel Gatwick Airport

Venue Information - Sofitel Gatwick Airport

Each Sofitel is a unique blend of the French art de vivre and local refinement. Conveniently linked to Gatwick's North Terminal, Sofitel London Gatwick offers upscale accommodations and fine dining in the spirit of Your Holiday Starts Here.

The soaring atrium and modern aesthetics invite you to enter. Surrounding the expansive and airy central space are cosy spots like Le Ciel, a perfect place to sink into a plush lounge chair for a pre-trip rendezvous with cocktails and conversation.

To indulge in French-infused British cuisine, settle into a soft high-backed chair at the elegant yet relaxed La Brasserie. Seasonal and locally sourced fare are hallmarks of this two AA Rosette restaurant.

Spoil yourself with the hotel's other choices of fine dining. Indulge in exotic drinks at Le Ciel or a nightcap at La Terrasse Bar. With décor that echoes a Parisian bistro, Urban Café offers light bites in the spirit of joie de vivre.

Speakers

Simon Ayers

Trustmark

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.

Adrian Hicks

Improveasy

Over the last four years, Adrian has played an instrumental role in the development of Improveasy’s home improvement finance arm. As well as thriving as a multi-award winning ECO provider, Improveasy boasts a market-leading range of consumer finance options. From A-rated appliances to Zoning controls, Improveasy offer finance for any kind of home improvement via a simple online application platform. This can be offered directly by installers to consumers at the point of sale. , installers can offer to spread the cost over a period of up to 10 years. Moreover, they can provide a credit decision in a matter of minutes – right in front of the customer. Adrian’s infectious enthusiasm for sales, coupled with an enviable knowledge of products and manufacturer supply chains enables him to quickly gain an understanding of what makes a business tick and how to help that business turn enquiries in to sales. If you think that your business could benefit from being able to offer customers more ways to pay or would like to speak to someone about ECO funding for 2019 then please get in touch. Meanwhile, as a long standing supporter and sponsor of the Energy Efficiency Awards, we hope you enjoy the conference and we wish you the best of luck with the awards!!

Maxine Narburgh

Regional Hub Manager, Greater South East Energy Hub

Maxine Narburgh leads the Greater South East Energy Hub providing local capacity support to bring investment into innovative energy infrastructure projects. Before joining the Hub she worked in local government, developing and delivering economic growth and environmental projects. Maxine spent 12 years as the Managing Director of Bright Green, an environmental social enterprise, working with business and communities on low carbon and circular economy initiatives. She was instrumental in setting the standards and securing finance for the first passivhaus building in England and led the first private sector energy efficiency retrofit scheme funded by the Community Saving Energy Programme. Maxine started her career as a Research Associate at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment at the University of East Anglia.

Bryan Glendinning

Engenera

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.

Lesley Rudd

Sustainable Energy Association

As Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Association Lesley draws on 30 years in the energy industry. She has worked on a range of energy policy developments across the whole energy chain from upstream to downstream and in a number of countries. The range of roles she has held include Commercial Negotiator, Audit Manager, Head of Communication, Head of Stakeholder and Government Relations and Senior Consultant. Lesley’s current focus is on the development of policy to decarbonise heating by growing the market for energy efficiency and low carbon heat. Her commercial background together with her experience of working with governments and regulators to shape energy policy give Lesley an understanding and focus on developing practical policy solutions. Lesley is a fellow of the Energy Institute, a qualified accountant (CIMA) and has a degree in Business Studies.

Marcus Fookes

Logicor

Marcus Fookes Has worked within the energy efficiency industry for over 30 years. I was an operations manager for British Gas New Energy across the south of uk between 2010 to 2016, then started a business and was a director for Aspire Home Solutions uk ltd which provided solutions for for properties suffering problems from poor retrofits. After a successful meeting with the BBA the business was then taken over by them and became the Head of Business Development for BBA-CIT a subsidiary of the BBA. Currently working with Logicor CH Ltd as Head of Business Development who have developed any extremely smart and efficient infrared heating system.

Dani Putney

NICEIC

Dani Putney has over 14 years’ experience in the Building Engineering Services Sector, working within a leading Certification Body providing UKAS accredited certification services. She has held several positions within Certsure (NICEIC and ELECSA) and is currently responsible for ensuring that accreditation is maintained for the Group’s activities. She represents Certsure (NICEIC and ELECSA) at various industry committees including Chair of the MCS Competency Working Group, member of PAS2030 Steering Committee and participating in the Each Home Counts Work streams.

Mark Dallen

EDF Energy Customer Field Services Ltd

Mark has been in the energy industry for nearly 30 years and more recently in the energy efficiency obligation area for nearly 10 years. He has extensive experience of working with stakeholders on the planning and implementation of numerous energy efficiency projects throughout the UK. With the introduction of ECO Flexible Eligibility to the ECO Obligation, Mark has formed some close working relationships with both local authorities and installation partners to create the delivery of award winning ECO funded measures to vulnerable customers in community based schemes nationwide. Mark has always been a strong supporter of the Energy Efficiency Conference & Awards Programme, as this is the ideal high profile event to showcase and support the very best practices and projects that improves people’s lives within the energy efficiency industry.

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