Forrest has appointed Alan Neild-Crabb to the newly-created role of director of energy solutions to oversee its energy solutions offering.
Alan has a proven pedigree of delivering major energy projects in the affordable housing sector.
He joins Forrest from British Gas, where he headed up the company’s Community Energy teams in the North and Scotland. Working closely with local authorities and housing associations, Alan helped to reduce the carbon footprints of social housing stock, create more comfortable living conditions and reduce energy bills for residents.
During this time, he worked on significant energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes such as Warmer Wirral, AGMA’s Mr Toasty and Cosy Knowsley, worth more than £50m of obligation funding.
His responsibilities at Forrest will include leveraging his relationships with key housing providers, local authorities, energy companies and supply chain partners to develop business opportunities within the Government’s flagship ECO and Green Deal initiatives.
He will also work alongside Forrest’s existing client base to assist them in their efforts to reduce fuel poverty and increase energy efficiencies in low income and vulnerable households.
Andrew Falconer, business development director, Forrest, said: Alan Neild-Crabb’s appointment to the role of director of energy solutions marks an exciting time for Forrest, as we enter the next stage of our environmental improvement strategy.
At British Gas, Alan oversaw the retrofit of energy saving solutions through the supplier funded schemes CESP and CERT, and we welcome his expertise in carbon abatement as we conclude our work on these programmes and look to bolster our credentials as an accredited ECO and Green Deal supplier.