The Discovery Mill is born out of what we know works well – developed from over 15+ years’ experience in energy and environmental management and learnt from pushing boundaries and delivering success.

In this time, I have been privileged to work with a wide range of organisations and facilities; as Energy Manager for Heathrow airport, Associate and (for a short time) Associate Director with ABS consulting, Sustainability Director for Natural Discovery and Senior Engineer with the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA).

Don’t just take my word for it.  We’ve been lucky enough to have received some industry recognition as well.  Here are some recent examples.

‘HIGHLY COMMENDED’ IN THE ESTA ENERGY MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD, 2010. As Heathrow Airport Energy Manager, I led up work that delivered 15% average savings across the airport (2007-2009) and a good foundation beyond.  We developed and delivered energy demand strategy based on local ownership, devolved budgeting and continuous improvement.  Our energy work reached all parts of the airport; including the terminals, logistics and airside operations as well as working closely with airlines, retailers and specialist service partners.

BIG BUSINESS, BIG RESPONSIBILITIES – Andy Wales, Matt Gorman & Dunstan Hope, 2010. The energy work at Heathrow is used, as a case in point, within this well endorsed book – click here to see the mention. The authors present a set of emerging realities, pragmatic yet challenging, and include many examples of corporate good practice – I thoroughly recommend it.  ‘We need to work together to deal with today’s sustainability challenges’.

WORK WITH ABS WON INNOVATION OF THE YEAR, CIBSE LOW CARBON AWARDS, 2007/08. For Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust (now Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust), I was brought in by ABS to lead-up support for energy management based our developing concept of ‘Continuous Commissioning’.   This work was supported by the Carbon Trust. See for more information. 

The Discovery Mill is dedicated to energy leaders on the ground, and colleagues past and present.

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