The former CEO of IT support company Excalibur has been appointed as the Chairman of Wiltshire-based SMARTech energy.
James Phipps has joined SMARTech as the Chippenham-based energy management and carbon reduction business sets its sights on expansion.
The company works with businesses to efficiently reduce their energy usage and carbon footprint over a seven to ten year period, using a range of solutions which include an Energy Efficiency as a Service (EEaaS) model.
James, who has invested his own money into the business, said, “I believe this offering from SMARTech is both futurist and disruptive. It allows larger businesses, which routinely would spend at least £300,000 a year on their energy costs, to work with us and make savings through energy consultancy, strategy and technical solutions.
“Technology gets smarter and is moving quickly. We can futureproof our clients with that in mind due to the many years of engineering expertise we have in our midst.
“I’ve known of Stuart and SMARTech for some years and the war in Ukraine has really spurred me to think more carefully about our energy usage in the UK. It’s great to raise money and help individuals affected by the war, however we also need to look for business solutions to reduce our dependency on energy from external sources, and that’s even before we consider the vital ‘green’ benefit to business.”
Founder and Managing Director, Stuart Pearce, added, “We are thrilled that James has come on board to help us evolve as a business and to become part of the growing green economy.
“We are already working in the hotel and education sectors and will be looking to expand our clients in those areas. We are also looking to work with larger companies in manufacturing across the South West – those businesses where energy efficiency can directly impact their bottom line. We know, with these businesses, we can achieve savings for them and for the planet within four months.”