The Low Carbon Workspaces Project is funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The project is delivered and managed by Ngage Solutions a not-for-profit company based in Buckinghamshire who design and deliver programmes to support organisations, individuals and communities. Every year we provide practical solutions to real business needs. To date, Ngage Solutions has leveraged more than £60 million of funding to invest in business support services. To find out more about Ngage Solutions please visit www.ngagesolutions.co.uk.
Alexander Beckett is an experienced energy and environmental consultant with an MSc in environmental management from Cranfield University. He became a member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) in 2004 and has delivered several waste and air pollution reduction, food sustainability, electric vehicle, and sustainable energy projects.
Alex previously worked for Camborne Capital, Colbha Consulting, powerPerfector, Ealing Council, London Sustainability Exchange (LSx), and Hyder Consulting and completed a PgDip Organic Farming in 2016.
Kathy Hopkin has several years’ experience in the environment and sustainability sector, following on from the completion of an MSc in Climate Change from the University of East Anglia.
Kathy has gained experience from working on grassroots community energy initiatives and social enterprises, through to a national carbon reduction grants scheme, as well as roles in the higher education sector.
Kathy has a wealth of knowledge on wide ranging subjects, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental management systems, environmental auditing, carbon management, behaviour change and community engagement.
Lisa Gibson has 10 years’ experience in sustainability sector, focussing on carbon management. After completing the University of Glasgow’s MSc in Carbon Management, one of the first of its kind in the UK, her work has encompassed projects and academic research, as well as lecturing at the post-graduate level.
Working at the Crichton Carbon Centre she has specialised in the resource efficiency of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This included research to understand the drivers and barriers to taking action and managing a multi-regional project to help SMEs to improve their resource efficiency. At cr360, she worked directly with corporate-sized organisations to build online environmental & corporate social responsibility systems to report data and most recently worked locally for Buckinghamshire County Council Waste Management Team.
Rowan Wallis is an experienced energy and environmental auditor, event facilitator and training course leader. Rowan joined the Low Carbon Workspaces team at Ngage Solutions, following seven years at the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, where he designed and helped deliver a number of energy efficiency programmes for small and medium sized businesses and worked with companies in the environmental sector to help them develop their businesses.
Rowan holds Practitioner level membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and has completed ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training. He regularly speaks at industry and wider business events, covering a range of topics from quick-win resource efficiency initiatives to embedding sustainability into an organisation’s wider strategy.