The EnvirUP Advisory Board brings expertise, skills and considerable experience to the company. Most importantly, they bring ‘Execution Intelligence’ to ensure it meets its ambitious business targets. They are our sounding board, critical friends and we welcome them on our journey to bring sustainable solutions to assist in reducing the nations dependence on fossil fuels.
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Eur Ing David Rhodes BSc PhD CEng FIEE FCIBSE
David has a track record in innovation and technology transfer with extensive experience in systems engineering (electrical power and renewable energy) and organisational development (IT and operations management).
He is a former director of the renewable-energy company Encraft Limited, for which he continues as a consultant.
Among his other appointments are: De Beers (Director of Symnet International), The CIM Institute (Operations Director of this IBM / Ford foundation), The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Industrial and Medical Informatics (Director), Cranfield Institute of Technology (Associate Professor), and COPPE – Brazil (Visiting Professor for two years).
He has served on many technical committees including those of the Science Research Council (EPSRC) and East Midlands Engineering and Science Professionals (EMESP).
His publications include the books, “Manage IT” (used by the Open University) and “Sustainability, Capitalism and the Big Society”.
Ian Biddulph, B. Tech (Hons), M Phil, Diploma in Environment and Planning,
Managing Director, Ibid Consultancy.
Former Director of Planning and Environment for Barratt Developments Plc, Group CR, Planning & Environment Director for David Wilson Plc. David lead the planning and development of new construction for these renowned British home builders. David has the expert understanding of Environmental aspects of construction and ability to clearly communicate the detail in simple language and understand the values important to Town Planning Officers.
He managed all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility, Compliance and driving the Environmental ambitions of the company forward. He sat on the Regional Advisory Committee to the Forestry Commission for six years. Ian was recently elected to the Board of Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire, demonstrating his passion and commitment for a more sustainable Britain.
Stan Crawford, OBE
Stan is a social entrepreneur with liking for innovative projects, former Managing Director of Sherwood Energy Village (SEV), a multiple award winning initiative in the North Nottinghamshire Coalfield, leading on the purchase of the colliery site and then raising £4.2 Million finance for land reclamation and infrastructure works.
Project managing the process of land reclamation, and overseeing the inward location of companies to the 91 acre site ensuring that the construction of 450,000sq ft mixed used development adhered to high environmental standards. Included in the development was The E Centre, a building that is an exemplar of sustainable construction and environmental standards.
SEV is regarded nationally and internationally as an exemplar for sustainable development, social enterprise and regeneration. His leadership of this project resulted in Stan being invited by the Romanian Royal Family to visit and advise mining communities across Romania.
Originally a coalminer, he went on to work in the voluntary sector, being involved with many major community and economic regeneration initiatives in the former coalfields for the past three decades.
These include the refurbishment of Boughton Pumping Station, an Edwardian Grade 2 listed waterworks building, which housed the first working biomass CHP in the East Midlands, Chairing the multi award winning partnership for the Gateways to Newark Riverside Regeneration Project, which redeveloped the riverside.
Stan was also the Chair of the Newark and Sherwood Energy Agency which, under his chairmanship, undertook many European funded schemes promoting and developing renewable energy, energy saving and efficient projects, such as ECOS OVERTURE and Intelligent Energy.
He has also served as a private sector board member of the East Midlands Regional Development Agency and a member of the Office of the Third Sector Advisory Body, latterly Office of Civil Society Advisory Body
In 2007 he received and OBE for Services to Business, and in 2009 awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Nottingham Trent University for his contribution to Regeneration of the East Midlands.