We develop businesses we are passionate about, growing them in a sustainable and collaborative way. Our vision is to establish a group of companies which have a positive impact on the world.
Andy has been working in the energy industry for over 9 years and has successfully taken 18 projects from inception through the development process to realisation and commercial exit.
Prior to developing utility-scale energy projects, Andy worked in Corporate Finance for 6 years in the City of London. Andy’s experience covers every aspect of the development of complex utility-scale energy and infrastructure projects, from the first concept through to financial close.
Andy’s experience includes the following roles:
Co-Founder – Sun and Soil Limited.
Project development company of 13 utility-scale solar assets within the UK. Multiple single asset sales and a Top Company sale 2015 to Trina Solar;
Co-founder – Energy Reservoirs.
Project development company of 100MW of utility-scale batteries within the UK. Multiple single asset sales in 2017;
Co-founder – Low Carbon Farming.
Project development company of commercial greenhouses in the UK, with 3 current permissions for over 83 acres of high tech greenhouses;
Founder Investor – Sulus Solar LLP.
Project development company in the USA with an advanced pipeline of 100MW assets in Pacific North West; and
Founder Investor – Landstrom Group Limited.
Residential housing development company in the UK with an advanced pipeline of development locations.
Simon holds a first-class MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a chartered member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Simon was the co-founder of OST Energy, an engineering consultancy specializing in renewable energy. OST advised on over 30GW of solar, wind, energy storage and biomass renewable energy projects in over 25 countries across the world with offices on every inhabited continent. In 2015 OST Energy was purchased by Rina Consulting S.P.A. where Simon is still employed as a technical director.
He was also the co-founder of successful project development companies Sun and Soil Ltd, and Energy Reservoirs who have developed 18 major renewable energy and battery storage projects within the UK.
In his consultancy role, Simon has worked on a variety of renewable energy projects globally for international stakeholders including leading investors and lenders. He has worked across all stages of the project lifecycle in solar, wind, energy storage, and hydro technologies. He has overseen the growth of several business in over 7 countries around the world and continues to develop and expand renewable technology at both a corporate and project level.
Outside work his main interests are playing sport and family.
Oliver was the co-founder of OST Energy, an engineering consultancy specializing in renewable energy. OST advised on over 30GW of solar, wind and biomass renewable energy projects in over 25 countries across the world with offices on every inhabited continent. In 2015 OST Energy was purchased by Rina Consulting S.P.A. where Oliver holds an advisory position.
He was also the Co-founder of successful project development companies Sun and Soil Ltd, and Energy Reservoirs who have developed 18 major renewable energy and battery storage projects within the UK.
Oliver has a thorough understanding of renewable energy project requirements at all stages of development and operation for each key stakeholder, and a clear comprehension of the market dynamics required for a renewable industry to scale successfully in a given geography.
Oliver is a skilled manager, director, and business expander, with sound experience leading and growing multi-disciplinary teams in multiple geographies.
He has worked on a comprehensive range of power engineering projects across the world including; solar PV, utility battery storage, landfill gas, waste incineration, onshore and offshore wind, solar thermal, marine renewable technologies, combined cycle gas turbines, and coal-fired plant.
He holds a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Systems Technology and a Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Out of work Oliver enjoys various outdoor activities, and eating and drinking with friends and family.
Eleanor has an MSc in International Planning and Development and is a MRTPI Chartered Town Planner specialising in planning advice for large scale solar PV developments and energy storage systems, in addition to other forms of renewable energy, including community energy schemes.
She has 5 years’ experience in local authority planning, with emphasis on infrastructure delivery and neighbourhood planning, and a broad knowledge of local and national planning policy. She has recently been working on planning applications for a number of commercial scale glasshouse projects in England.
Eleanor also has experience in international Environmental & Social consultancy, which has been mainly focused in the African solar market and includes the production of E&S Management Plans and E&S and Equator Principle Action Plans. Outside work Eleanor enjoys windsurfing and scuba diving, and travelling to sunny places to do both.
Ben joined the Oasthouse team in 2014 and has been instrumental in developing our renewable energy portfolio and other ventures. Ben brings to bear development experience, as well as mapping and GIS expertise to our ventures.
Ben holds a BSc (hons) in Surveying and Mapping Science and an MSc in Renewable Energy, Enterprise and Management. Ben previously worked as an equity analyst for a City of London corporate finance firm that specialised in the Renewable Energy and Cleantech industry. Prior to this Ben managed the survey of a glacier in Norway to research the effects of climate change.
Ben represented England at a junior international level for the winter sport Curling. He is a Master Scuba Diver and enjoys sailing and rugby.
David is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and brings with him a wealth of experience gained in corporate responsibility, renewable energy, and architecture practices. He is particularly versed in running large projects of greater than £10m, keeping a close eye on prime costs, as well as internal audit.
Outside of work, David is a keen sailor in training and cyclist and enjoys the gastronomic delights of the many restaurants in Hove.
Conor holds a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering, and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Finance.
Conor has 6 years of experience in a range of technical and project management roles in solar and wind energy projects. Most recently, he led the development of over $50 million worth of solar projects from origination through to both sale post construction and holding and operating.
Previous roles included technical due diligence, contract analysis, technology reviews, asset management and remote monitoring projects.
When not in the office, Conor enjoys a variety of sports, cooking, and travel.
Colin holds a BEng degree in Civil & Structural Engineering and an MSc in Sustainable Energy Finance.
Colin has extensive experience in both engineering and financial roles within the renewable energy industry. Initially, he worked in a technical capacity developing hydropower plants and electric vehicle charging infrastructure before moving into corporate finance where he was responsible for the development of a renewable energy asset portfolio for a major utility.
Most recently, he was part of a $200m private equity fund who invest growth capital into low carbon technology companies where he was involved in all aspects of both new and existing investments and sat on the board of the firm’s portfolio companies.
Colin represented Ireland at a junior international level for Rugby. When not in the office, he enjoys traveling and swimming.
Mike studied Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, before leaving to found his first business manufacturing composite panels for the motorsport industry.
A later switch to computer programming saw him launch other companies in e-commerce and business autonomy, before seeking out new opportunity in geospatial analysis and the UK property market.
In his spare time, Mike is currently working on the design and plans for his self-build home, and restoring two classic cars.
Rupert has a BSc (Hons) in Project Management for Construction from Brighton University.
Rupert has extensive experience in sourcing land for development purposes and managing the planning process to ensure maximum value for the site is achieved. He has purchased and achieved planning for several high worth sites, with his most recent previous scheme having a GDV of over £40m.
When not in the office Rupert enjoys playing hockey and racing classic cars.