Nigel is an East Kent farmer growing combinable crops as well as being involved in a portfolio of off farm businesses. He has a pedigree in business development and thrives on making and growing opportunities-he uses these skills to steer and grow The Farm Energy Company.
Nigel believes that renewable energy has an exciting future and will continue to grow in a post subsidy era. Direct supply agreements with significant consumers is a strongly sustainable model as it provides competitively priced renewable electricity often at discount to grid prices.
Paul specialises in developing and managing renewable energy projects and has been responsible for facilitating and implementing the companies portfolio of wind, solar and biogas projects, taking them from conception to reality. In his renewable journey Paul has also been involved in successful site acquisition, sale and due diligence. He has also been involved in a number of projects outside of the UK including island microgrids.
Pauls strengths lay in ‘making things happen’, problem solving, building strong partnerships and getting results.
Hugo joined The Farm Energy Company in January 2020 to assist with business development and project execution. Hugo was previously at Craigmore Sustainables, a farmland and foresty manager with an AUM of NZ$ 750m, where he worked in both New Zealand and London. In New Zealand, he was part of the farm acquisitions team, sourcing and carrying out due diligence on a range of dairy and horticulture properties. While in London, Hugo was responsible for investor relations, working closely with existing and prospect investors.
Hugo grew up in Kent and went to Newcastle University where he graduated with a degree in Agri Business Management. He has a passion for real assets and is enthused by the opportunity renewable energy can provide to significant energy users.
Jim is a qualified Chartered Surveyor, landowner and farmer from Kent. He was a pioneer in the renewable sector building one of the Countries first 5MW solar parks on his land in 2011. Since then he has secured planning consent for and built out over 350MW of solar. His business and financing skills have enabled the Farm Energy Company to grow, expand and thrive across the wind, solar and biogas markets. Recently Jim has expanded and converted his two on farm Biogas plants to produce ‘green’ gas directly into grid. He is particularly proud that all products of these plants are sold and used, including the digestate as fertiliser, the hot water as commercial heat and the CO2 recovered and used within the drinks industry.
Jim believes the USP of The Farm Energy Company is the breadth of expertise and pragmatic approach that we can bring to the sector along with a proven track record of finance and delivery.
Jens is a former utility investment banker who now owns and runs advisory practise Ikarus Capital, which is based in London and specialised in renewable energy.
Originally from a North German farming background, Jens has 25 year experience in advising and structuring finance for the European utility industry, focussing on renewables and clean power for the last 15 years.
Jens is enthusiastic to be part of the ongoing transformation of the energy industry and sees his role at Farm Energy as helping the company to facilitate access to the right sources of financing and the most appropriate risk sharing solutions.
Martin specializes in bringing renewable projects to financial close and in the sales of renewable assets to investors. He has been in the renewable energy sector for 14 years dealing with large-scale renewable projects on a global basis, including the UK. His experience ranges from hands-on grass-root project development to the structuring and closing of complex deals.
Martin is an internationally trained commercial lawyer by trade. After successful years working for well-known renewable energy companies, he now provides advisory services to the renewable energy industry as a consultant. In this capacity, he is eager to contribute to the further success of the Farm Energy Company as part of the team.
Martin strongly believes in fairness as the overarching principle in doing business. He is also very much fond of taking a pragmatic and goal-oriented approach “to get the job done”.