Forrest appoints energy expert from British Gas

David McCourt

Alan Neild-Crabb has taken the newly-created role of director of energy solutions and will oversee Forrest's energy solutions offering.

He joins Forrest from British Gas, where he headed up the company's community energy teams in the North and Scotland. During this time, he worked on significant energy efficiency and fuel poverty schemes such as Warmer Wirral, Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Mr Toasty and Cosy Knowsley, worth more than £50m of obligation funding.

Neild-Crabb's 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 Energy Company Obligation 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 at Forrest, said: "Alan Neild-Crabb's appointment 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 Community Energy Saving Programme and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, 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 Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal supplier."

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