Meet The Team

I was born and raised in North Wales and came to study at UCLan many moons ago pursuing a degree in Geography and staying on to do my Master’s degree in Waste Management.

I’ve always had a passion for the environment and love to walk, jog and go mountain biking when I have the time and to take my two young daughters out in the fresh air whenever I can. I believe we have a duty to pass on a better, cleaner and more sustainable environment to future generations than the one we inherited ourselves.

I am a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant and Level 5 Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Assessor and also a BREEAM Assessor. I have extensive experience as a sustainability and energy consultant in the design of new buildings and refurbishment and fit-out of existing buildings along with both strong energy auditing background and history of assisting SMEs in an environmental consultancy capacity.

I am the Project Manager and Lead Auditor so I manage the project’s performance and focus on the delivery of the energy audits, ensuring quality and consistent technical delivery of the audit for our SMEs. You may see me onsite auditing, helping to identify carbon savings and provide low cost solutions for our SMEs, or behind the scenes facilitating the smooth delivery of the MaCaW project.

Hi reader! I was born and raised in Blackburn and now live in the Ribble Valley and have a passion for the wonderful environment we have in this amazing County we live in. As a new father to a wonderful baby boy, I am passionate about reducing our carbon footprint for future generations and helping businesses is my passion.

I have worked in business support for a number of years and have a good feel for the challenges faced by businesses across Lancashire. My role in the MaCaW Project is to guide businesses through the process, ensuring the leg work is done by our team rather than you.

I will help you translate low carbon jargon into meaningful information for your business – the opportunities to maximise our work for tendering, realise savings relevant to your business and maximise marketing opportunities.

You will likely see me out and about at events and conferences and I am also available to come out to your business to discuss the project and how it could benefit your business – just get in touch using the below details.

Born in East Lancashire, but settling in Central Lancashire, I have always had a passion for the environment around us. This started whilst working as a Voluntary Park Ranger, which involved protecting and enhancing the environment. My hobbies include cycling, jogging, and walking in different terrains. Having completed a number of challenges in all three, I continue to find new adventures.

I hold a BSc in Environmental Studies a MSc in Energy and Environmental Management. Whilst working in Building Services for 15 years in a variety of roles, I gained experience on how buildings work and where energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures can be achieved. Formally, I am also a Registered Level 5 Non-Domestic Energy Assessor and currently a Registered Low Carbon Consultant.

As the MaCaW Project’s Carbon and Energy Auditor, my primary objective is the delivery of Carbon Assessment Audits to SMEs. This is conducted via a site audit visit to proactively identify opportunities for each SME to reduce their annual carbon emissions across the fields of energy, water and waste consumption as well as transport & distribution. I provide each SME with a technical report detailing how they can reduce their carbon burden alongside making realistic and achievable financial savings.

I am originally from the North-East of England and I completed a BSc (Hons) Geography degree here at UCLan several years ago. I love Lancashire and the opportunities it has given me. It is a beautiful county which I am thrilled to now call my home.

My role within the MaCaW project is to undertake Carbon Assessments and Energy Audits. I visit businesses and undertake the audits as well as collecting the data. I then analyse all data at our UCLan base and produce a tailored report for the business.

My favourite part of my job is working with such a wide variety of businesses and offering such a valuable and important service for free which will help to save our planet in the long run.

We have 12 years to limit climate change before we go past the point of no return – helping businesses see the benefits and become enthusiastic about a low-carbon future is a great feeling.

I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and moved to the US for further education.  In 1991 I married a Lancashire lad and settled and raised my family in this beautiful Red Rose county.  I was fortunate enough to live in Singapore and Beijing for 6 years and have seen the impact that carbon emissions have on lives in the Far East.

My role within the MaCaW Project is to provide administrative support to the team and businesses.  You are likely to hear from me by phone and e-mail when it comes to the boring paperwork side of things! I ensure we meet all the regulations set by the ERDF body, keep accurate records and ensure all paperwork is compliant.

I have worked in various administrative roles at Halifax Plc and in schools here and abroad.  These have provided me with the skills set required to be the Project Administrator.

I enjoy the interaction with businesses this role brings and ensuring you are aware of each stage of the process, as well working with the team to ensure we deliver a seamless project to make Lancashire a cleaner place to live and work.

As Project Director, I oversee the management of the MaCaW Project and have final sign off on all reports and associated paperwork. As such, you are unlikely to hear from me directly during the project, but you will see my name on several documents.

I also offer research and advice to the project team and am able to directly work with any businesses on separate waste projects through the University’s Centre for Waste Management, of which I am director.

As a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Engineer, I have a long history working with businesses to provide bespoke solutions for a wide range of resource management issues.

I have a passion for carbon reduction and feel it is so important that businesses take a lead on this issue which is why I think the MaCaW Project is a perfect opportunity for Lancashire businesses to access expert support and funding to help save our planet.