Updated: May 4, 2021
Over the past six or so years, since I left Ofgem, I've been building a portfolio of activities in the field of sustainable energy. When I embarked on this journey, I had a notion that some mix of research, strategic thinking and consultancy would make me happy. I was incredibly lucky on the first two. The Grantham Institute at Imperial College London took a punt on me and allowed me to squat as a Senior Research Fellow and Public Power Solutions Ltd happened to be looking for someone like me as a Non-Exec Director. Whilst these roles were surprising enough, the aspect of my theoretical portfolio I was least confident about was consultancy. As it happens, it turns out that not only is there a market for what I'm offering as a consultant, but I am really enjoying it.
Onto the 'ask' in this article. I've recently decided (i.e. told in no uncertain terms by my financial advisor) to start a business to manage my sprouting consultancy portfolio. I've even gone so far as to create a website - in fact if you are reading this, you are of course on it already. This feels like a step somewhat into the unknown for me. I know my network is full of successful consultants, business people and energy experts. I'm hoping that I can borrow a few minutes of your time for a bit of feedback. What do you think of the website? Do you know what I'm selling? Would you buy it? What am I missing from good practice? What questions should I have asked you?
Any advice as responses to this piece or indeed as a direct email would be brilliant. I'd be delighted to return the favour.
I'm also a big fan of collaboration, so let me know if we could work together on something.