West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards

Double Tree Hilton

Friday 12th April, 2019, Coventry

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West Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards 2019 Presentation Event

Event Properties

Event Date 12-Apr-2019 5:30 pm
Capacity 100
Available place 100
Individual Price £75 (excl. VAT)
Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry

Venue Information - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Coventry

Located in the heart of England, just off the M6, you’ll find our DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry hotel. Newly refurbished and welcoming, this modern hotel is a top choice for business travellers, convention attendees and families. Savor our signature, warm chocolate chip cookie and enjoy the various amenities designed for a comfortable stay.



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.


Jess Ralston

Sustainable Energy Association

As a Policy Advisor for the Sustainable Energy Association, Jess works as part of a team providing expert policy advice, research and analysis to SEA members and informing the policy debate more widely. Jess conducts research and develops content for SEA reports and consultation responses. Policy areas of particular focus are energy efficiency, low carbon heat and energy in buildings. Jess has a keen interest in the environment and holds a BSc (Hons) in Geological Sciences from the University of Leeds and a MSc in Oceanography from the University of Southampton, which are accredited by the Geological Society of London and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) respectively.

Linda Forbes

West Midlands Combined Authority

Linda champions the transition to a low carbon world, working with public and private sector actors including seven local authorities, three Local Enterprise Partnerships, and six universities to deliver the Regional Energy Strategy and develop Energy Innovation Zones across the West Midlands. She has a particular interest in energy efficiency in the built environment, where addressing fuel poverty is fundamental to human well-being. Linda holds degrees in engineering, architecture, and renewable energy development.

Rachel Jones

West Midlands ALEO Chair

Rachel Jones is the Chair of West Midlands Association of Local Energy Officers which is a not-for-profit organisation supporting local government officers and housing professionals with a remit for reducing all aspects of the UK’s domestic-sector carbon footprint and tackling energy poverty. Rachel is an experienced energy professional specialising in the delivery of energy efficiency measures across communities and working with UK home energy policy to achieve this. Rachel has worked with numerous local authorities and other organisations to develop and embed energy and energy efficiency into their strategic plans with a focus on home energy. Rachel has been working in the energy sector for over 15 years and is CEO of Act on Energy.

Andy Littlewood


Andy worked in community development for many years and was Fuel Poverty Officer with Coventry City Council before joining National Energy Action 3 years ago. He works almost exclusively with vulnerable people from across the social spectrum, providing support to lift people out of fuel poverty through negotiating with energy companies and landlords and advising on fuel debt management. Andy also chairs the West Midlands Fuel Poverty Forum and is currently working with partners to develop a Fuel Poverty Strategy for Wolverhampton.

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