EMA Energy Management Awards 2022 – winners & highly commended

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The WINNERS of the EMA Energy Management Awards 2022 are:

Energy Manager 2022 - Private Sector

Christopher Jones - Head of Energy and Sustainability - APH Limited

Christopher started his career within the Royal Airforce where he trained and worked for 9 years as an Aerospace Engineer. He additionally decided to train as a domestic Electrician, pipefitter and A/C Engineer, which meant when leaving the Airforce, he was able to move to Johnson Controls and work as a Building Services Engineer.

Over the next 8 years, Christopher worked his way up to Supervisor and eventually FM & Ops Manager, running a team of Engineers across multiple sites ranging from retail, offices, research laboratories and schools which started his energy management journey through identifying and implementing energy initiatives. After this, Christopher worked at Selfridges for 5 years as an Engineering Project Manager and then at APH Holdings as an Energy Manager. At Selfridges, his role involved identifying key energy initiatives on all construction projects, influencing the procurement of green electricity and gas and strategising the organisation’s 10-year Carbon Reduction Road Map. At APH Holdings, his role involved procuring a renewable energy contract whilst working closely with OPS and FM teams to drive down existing utilities consumption and improve overall visibility and monitoring.

Most recently, Christopher moved to Vita Group as their Energy and Sustainability Manager to support them on their future sustainability journey.

Winner Energy Manager 2022 Private Sector Chris Jones
EMA Energy Manager 2022 winner

Energy Manager 2022 - Public Sector

Matthew Gitsham - Carbon and Energy Manager - North Bristol NHS Trust

Matthew graduated from Bristol University in 2008 with a first-class honours degree and started work at Arup as a Mechanical Building Services consultant. There he learnt how to design heating, hot water, ventilation and cooling systems for new and refurbished buildings. During his time with the business, he gained chartership through IMechE and was promoted to Senior Engineer with responsibility for the delivery of the mechanical designs for multi-million pound projects.

Between 2014 and 2020, Matthew worked at Sustain (later Anthesis) and AECOM to follow his passion for low carbon building design and retrofit. Matthew worked on many heating upgrade projects, on site rectification of issues for recently constructed buildings and continued his development as a net zero carbon engineer, taking buildings on a journey to zero carbon.

In his current role, Matthew is tasked with creating and delivering a road map to move North Bristol NHS Trust to zero carbon by 2030. His focus is on buildings, developing opportunities to remove fossil fuels, become more energy efficient and install renewable technologies.


Sustainability Manager 2022

Emma Johnson – Sustainability Programme Manager - Lloyds Banking Group

Following completion of the Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) graduate scheme in 2016, Emma has held a variety of operational, support function, strategy, and delivery roles within the organisation.

Emma currently works as a Sustainability Programme Manager in the Future Workplace team within the People and Places function. She is responsible for overseeing and delivering several projects aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the organisation, particularly in terms of carbon, energy, travel, water and waste. She also manages the finances and reporting of the investment programme, coordinating with other initiatives, and ensuring all decisions are data-driven.

Emma relishes learning and has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). This course provided an excellent academic grounding for embedding sustainability within the context of an organisation, and she is enjoying putting the teachings into practice at LBG!

Prior to this, Emma studied BA (Hons) and MA History at the University of Exeter, and a Chartered Banker Diploma with the Chartered Banker Institute.

Winner Sustainability Manager 2022 Emma Johnson
Winner Utilities Manager 2022 Colin Farrell

Utilities Manager 2022

Colin Farrell - Global Procurement Specialist - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Colin has been working as a Global Sourcing Specialist for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions since 2015. Working within a large, corporate, decentralised business has been challenging at times, and changing people’s perspective of category procurement thinking was key to success.

In 2018, Colin was appointed UK Indirect Country Coordinator with the main focus to change the UK energy path to support all key Trelleborg sites within the UK by gaining understanding of the restraints and ensure readiness and ability to react to changes in energy markets and government legislation. Through determination and knowledge Colin was able to achieve the great position the key manufacturing sites are in today, by listening to stakeholders, attending energy webinars, and with the support of Trelleborg’s partners it was possible to make influential and informed decisions for Trelleborg Holdings UK Ltd. Trelleborg UK have mitigated increased energy costs with the strategies and initiatives implemented and these are now being rolled out to the company’s global sites. Reducing costs, CO2 and creating energy initiatives have put the organisation in a good position for the future, with the real possibility to achieve zero emissions in the next five years on their energy procurement within the UK.

EMA Member 2022

Mark Taylor - Director - Taylor Made Energy Solutions

Mark is a qualified controls specialist and has spent 20 years working within energy management. He was previously the energy manager for Welsh Water and United Utilities, responsible for all aspects of energy procurement, metering, energy efficiency and renewable generation on over 3,500 sites.

He has run his own consultancy for the last 9 years working for both public and private companies and across a range of sectors, offering procurement advice, sustainably reducing energy consumption and identifying and delivering renewable generation opportunities. Mark is also a specialist in the optimisation of BMS.

He is a Fellow of the EMA, a qualified ESOS lead assessor and a non-domestic energy assessor. Mark teaches a number of courses for the EMA including Energy Procurement, HVAC optimisation, Water Management, Generation, Lighting and Battery Storage.

Winner Member 2022 Mark Taylor
Winner Energy Management Team 2022 Private Sector Electricity North West Limited

Energy Management Team 2022 - Private Sector

The Energy Management Team - Electricity North West Limited

Property Manager – Matthew Tregilgas
Net Zero Carbon Manager – Daniel Shanley
Energy Manager – Nicola Davies

The Energy Management Team are responsible for managing all Electricity North West’s direct consumption of energy and water, including procurement and ISO50001 certification, and depot EV charging infrastructure. The team manage over 500 building assets, including substations, depots, data centres and telecom sites, achieving significant reductions over the previous years. The team ensure that decarbonisation is at the forefront of operations, through key collaboration with net zero carbon champions on each site, project teams for capital programme development and facilities management teams for asset maintenance.

The team has managed a number of transformational decarbonisation projects, most notably at their Training Academy, where the energy hierarchy is prioritised to minimise consumption through improved monitoring, management, technological innovation and solar generation. The site will achieve net zero carbon status next year.

As a distribution network operator for the North-West, the team have a significant role to play to support the UK’s low carbon transition targets by supporting our colleagues and customers, ensuring they have the necessary framework and information to minimise their carbon impact. Electricity North West aim to become a leader in the reduction of carbon emissions and achieve net zero carbon by 2038.

Energy Management Team 2022 - Public Sector

The Energy Management Services Team - Coventry City Council

Coventry City Council's Energy Management Services team consists of Utility Specialists, Energy Advisors, Sustainability Consultants and Project Delivery Staff who deliver work across all energy related activities for both internal council services as well as schools and other 3rd party organisations. The team has recently expanded to offer 2 apprentice positions and an employee development placement position to help build on the existing capacity and prepare the Local Authority for the tackling the actions needed to transition the city to Net Zero.

The Energy Management Services team delivers energy related activity including Utility Management, Energy Compliance, Carbon Auditing and Reporting and Energy Project Development and Delivery for a growing client list. In addition, the team is a central resource that supports wider Council services with Climate Change and other Green Futures related strategies and provide energy expertise where required for strategic projects in the region.

The small team has shown exceptional results in a very difficult year and delivered positive impacts well exceeding expectations. The team’s performance has seen increasing demand for their services both within the council and other 3rd party organisations in the region.

Winner Energy Management Team 2022 Public Sector Coventry City Council
Winner Young Em Professional 2022 Hannah Litchfield

Young Energy Management Professional 2022

Hannah Litchfield - Energy Manager - Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Since 2020 Hannah has taken on a significant responsibility of managing energy at a large NHS Trust and made a measurable impact as a driven self-learner who does not shy away from challenging operational changes and doubling workload. As an effective and informed professional, Hannah has not only contributed to embedding energy management practices across the organisation but she is also actively engaged in the delivery of important projects that will be delivering a positive change in the future.

Hannah was sponsored by the Royal Navy to study Mechanical Engineering at University College London, achieving her MEng. She then joined the Navy in 2013 and was streamed into the submarine service as an Engineering Officer. In 2019, Hannah decided on a career change and studied for an Open University Module in Communication Skills for Business and Management to help prepare for civilian work environments and started her role at the Trust shortly after.

Net Zero Strategy 2022

South Western Railway - Journey to a net zero future: our 2040 plan

South Western Railway (SWR) is leading the way as the first train operating company to set out a robust, transparent and cost-effective roadmap to net zero, supported by the Department for Transport (DfT). SWR committed to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 at the latest, 10 years ahead of the UK national target. The roadmap has incorporated the latest science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. SWR’s route to net zero will be underpinned by five key principles:

• Scientifically grounded: emission reduction targets have been calculated in accordance with globally accepted scientific standards
• Value for money: a rigorous cost-benefit analysis will be central to the decision-making process when selecting interventions
• Targeting ‘quick wins’ first: swift and decisive action will be taken to decarbonise where there is the most control and influence
• Remaining dynamic: the roadmap remains flexible and ready to respond to changes in the wider industry and economy
• Collaboration: working closely with the supply chain and key stakeholders in the industry, including Network Rail and the DfT

Winner Net Zero Strategy 2022 South Western Railway
Winner Energy Management Consultancy Partnership 2022

Energy Management Consultancy Partnership 2022

Coopertec - Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays operate 38 large holiday parks around the coast of the UK, employing 8,000 team
members and operating around 38,000 caravans and holiday homes.

Coopertec are an energy and sustainability consultancy business with specialty in Refrigeration,
Heat Pumps and BMS. Their service offer includes ESOS, SECR and supporting businesses in their
transition to ISO50001 (Energy Management Systems).

In 2022, Coopertec Systems Ltd supported Haven Holidays with developing a strategic carbon
reduction plan which addresses the key corporate target of a 10,000 tCO2e pa (15%) reduction by
2024. Strong results from projects in the trial phase allowed the Haven business to move forward
confidently with their strategic investment plan. The plan included:

• Solar PV rollout across the nation, initially focusing on rooftop, but also then considering ground mount and carports.
• Extensive rollout of Refrigeration upgrades.
• Comprehensive rollout of BMS to all parks.

We believe that the infrastructure and processes the partnership is putting in place as part of the 2023 investment will be industry leading in the leisure sector.

Decarbonisation Project 2022

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust for their Heat Decarbonisation Project

Winner Decarbonisation Project 2022 University Hospitals Bristol And Weston Nhs

The 2022 Highly Commended in the following categories are:

Sustainability Manager:  Ben Knight - Head of Environmental Sustainability – GoCardless

Net Zero Strategy: Greater Manchester Combined Authority - Sustainability Strategy

Decarbonisation Project: Lloyds Banking Group for their Connected Branches Project & Electricity North West Limited for their Training Academy Decarbonisation Project

Energy Management Awards 2022

The 2022 winners demonstrated a dedication, resilience and can-do attitude which are required for driving energy efficiency in their organisations and achieving the UK’s Net Zero targets.

The EMA recognises that in order to achieve these ambitious targets a combination of skills, experience and knowledge is required, and those leading in these areas are portrayed by the winners of the EMA Energy Management Awards every year.

Congratulations to all our 2022 Winners and Highly Commended.

Energy Management Awards 2020