Barn Energy has been founded by three experienced renewable energy entrepreneurs who believe that a responsible programme of hydroelectric development can make a meaningful contribution to the UK’s target for 20% of the UK’s electricity to be generated from non-carbon sources by 2020. This has been encouraged by the government’s Feed in Tariff which supports the relatively high initial capital costs of constructing these projects. Hydroelectric schemes have significant advantages over other sources of renewable energy as they will run more or less continuously all year round with a high degree of predictability. This in turn means that there is the potential to attract stable investment seekers and ultimately long term investors as the sector matures. Barn Energy works closely with its partner companies, Yorkshire Hydropower Limited and Northern Hydropower Limited, which own and operate selected hydropower stations.
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Mark Simon is an experienced entrepreneur, who is now dedicated to establishing environmentally responsible, renewable energy generation in the United Kingdom. Following working at the highest echelons of corporate life as an executive in IBM’s Armonk HQ, Mark also saw outstanding results as CEO of several fast-growing enterprises. As CEO, Mark has unusually grown a broad range of businesses (both geographically – in the USA and UK – and vertically – financial services, application software, diagnostic imaging, power generation) through inception to market sale.
Clive is a Civil Engineer with extensive experience in the UK and abroad in infrastructure and commercial buildings. Recently he has been managing and marketing several companies and, having founded and managed the company in its pre-operational phase, is now a non-executive director.
By training a chartered accountant, Graham has worked in both government (DTI/BIS/HMT), green initiatives and as CFO of early stage businesses in the sustainable energy sector. As our CFO, Graham is engaged with providing the financial infrastructure for our vision of a leading national renewable energy generator.
Peter specialises in business strategy, change and business development, following a career as a strategy consultant, where he worked in a wide variety of industries, and as Strategy Director of a Big4 Professional Services firm. He is Chairman of a tidal energy company and is a Chartered Engineer and MBA.
Stephen is a successful banker and entrepreneur-founder of Gordian Knot. His passion for making a reality of a new renewable energy business has underpinned the rapid development of Barn Energy since 2013. Stephen is non-executive Chairman of Yorkshire Hydropower Limited and Northern Hydropower Limited.
James has worked in the sustainability sector for over 6 years, creating carbon and energy management systems for a range of clients and more recently managing and promoting sustainable behavior at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The Canal & River Trust is our joint landlord at ten of the largest low-head hydropower sites in the United Kingdom, including Thrybergh and Kirkthorpe.
Cobalt Project Management ensures that our procurement and contract delivery is on time and below budget.
Turnpenny, Horsfield Associates have ensured that we miss no aspect of fisheries wellbeing in the design and delivery of our projects.
Austin Flather of ANF Consulting is our lead engineer and author of our hydropower schemes.
A wide range of our individuals at the Environment Agency ensure that we are able to licence and deliver some of the most effective and environmentally benign renewables projects in Europe.
Eric Wright Civil Engineering of Preston and their subcontractor partners are delivering Thrybergh hydropower site on time and under budget.
Geoff Cole & Company is our accountant and provides company secretarial support to us.
JNP Group have been resourceful and inventive consulting engineers to our Thrybergh and Kirkthorpe projects.
Walker Morris LLP provides us with outstanding legal support across our business from their offices in Leeds.
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