Anesco has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of management heavy-weight Adrian Barlow as energy services director.
Reading-based Anesco works with businesses, local authorities, housing associations and homeowners looking to reduce their carbon emissions. The company was recently named the UK’s fastest growing private company and is recognised as one of the top 100 cleantech firms in the world.
As energy services director, Adrian will be responsible for developing and driving revenue for Anesco’s ESCO service, a key area for the business moving forward.
The ESCO model, already popular in the US and Europe, is an investor-funded route that enables organisations to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings without the need for capital outlay. The cost of the improvements is recouped by investors through sharing a percentage of the savings generated on energy bills.
Adrian joins Anesco having previously worked as director of assets and operations at SSE Telecom, where he was instrumental in the development and operations of the company’s commercial data centre, along with managing all aspects of the business operations. Adrian also worked for American telecoms giant Worldcom (now known as Verizon Business) delivering telecommunication projects all over the world.
Commenting on his appointment, Adrian said: “I’m delighted to join the team at Anesco. What the company has achieved, and continues to achieve, in the energy efficiency market is phenomenal. The culture at Anesco is also very positive and there is an entrepreneurial spirit which I like. It is developing in all areas and presents lots of opportunities, like the ESCO model, which has the potential to improve the energy efficiency of so many organisations. It’s great to be a part of it.”
Anesco CEO Adrian Pike said: “I have known Adrian for twenty years and his management experience and drive is second to none. The ESCO model continues to be a significant part of our business and Adrian will be tasked with developing and growing our offering.”
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