Meet Our Team

Matt Williams

Matt is the senior project manager on the Target 2020 programmes and is responsible for the day to day running of both of these ERDF funded programmes.

He doesn’t get as much time out of the office these days, but when he can get out he likes to use a common sense approach when surveying businesses, schools, community and domestic properties.

As well as proof reading the majority of the T2020 reports. Matt sits on the grant decision panel and so will have some involvement in the majority of SMEs that are supported by T2020.

Matt Williams
Senior Business Energy Advisor

Alex is part of the business team delivering assistance and access to grants for SMEs to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions and to educate them as to innovative low carbon technologies that they might install in their businesses. Alex will primarily be working in Worcestershire.

Alex likes to practice what he preaches. He has solar thermal for hot water at home and has set up zone control on his central heating. He also saves rainwater and compost kitchen scraps. He is currently building an electric motor bike.

Alex Pearson
Business Energy Advisor

Neil manages Link to Energy, a network and online directory of sustainable installers and suppliers. Somewhere people can locate and contact local companies to provide them with all things energy efficient.

Neil will also carry out SME support through site surveys and helping SMEs get access to grants.

Neil Towler
Project Manager

Owen is heavily involved in the delivery of much of Severn Wye's support to businesses and community groups in Wales. However his experience in completing energy efficiency surveys and working with larger organisation will be put to good use in Worcestershire.

Owen Callender
Senior Project Manager (Business)

The T2020 programme is hoping to help all sized SMEs and not just the bigger ones. Eileen’s background and experience in community energy assessment brings a valuable skillset to the team. Eileen has surveyed nearly 100 community buildings and village halls to date and is hoping the T2020 programme will be able to support these community organisations make their own step change towards a low carbon economy.

Eileen leads on the ISO 14001 environmental quality standard and chairs Severn Wye's Green Team at Severn Wye.

Eileen O’Haire
Senior Energy Advisor

Sam leads on Severn Wye's Quality management system-ISO 9001:2008 work. Sam’s role on the T2020 programmes may only be a small percentage of her time, but its value should not be underestimated. Sam is responsible for the QA on the project. From helping set-up the project processes to ensure compliance with ERDF guidelines to sitting on the grant decision panel. Sam makes sure our SME support team all cross their t’s and dot their i’s before any grants can be approved.

Sam Evans
Senior Project manager (Quality Assurance)

Matthew has over 5 years’ experience working in various roles relating to the environment, sustainability and energy efficiency. His most recent role involved project managing a £2.5million government-backed insulation programme in Surrey which provided grant funding to over 460 eligible households, as well the successful delivery of other local energy-related projects.

His current role as Business Energy Adviser at Severn Wye involves surveying locally-based businesses, analysing their energy use and formulating an action plan with energy saving solutions.

Matthew Thompson
Business Energy Advisor

Prior to joining Severn Wye, Ross has experience working in various sustainability and energy efficiency related roles which have ranged from ESOS energy assessments, to providing non-domestic EPCs.

His current role as Business Energy Adviser at Severn Wye links well with his postgraduate study in the field. Ross enjoys the technical challenges associated with energy efficiency, as well as engaging with clients to help them achieve carbon and cost savings for their organisations.

Ross Pickering
Business Energy Advisor

James is the Head of Marketing at Severn Wye, and is part of the Target 2020 team aiming to positively impact business across Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

James oversees the marketing and communications across the project, and is the man to talk to about the potential benefits to taking part, for you and your business.

James Clarke
Head of Marketing