Powering Midlands Green Growth

£0.00£120.00 inc VAT

This initiative, the first of a series of seminars, kindly hosted by KPMG, is focused on promoting how we can deliver low carbon decentralised energy for cities, businesses and communities in the Midlands, ensuring efficient use of resources and delivering clean; air, buildings , transport and the environment.

Welcome Andy Argle Head of Devolved Government and Infrastructure KPMG
Chair Tony McNally Managing Director Climate Change Solutions
Cllr Lisa Trickett Councillor Birmingham City Council
Darren Gardner Strategic Accounts Manager Public Sector and Smart Cities E.ON UK
Dr Susan Juned Director Heart of England Community Energy
Matthew Rhodes Chair Energy Capital
Sarah Benson Assistant Manager KPMG

After short presentations from the above speakers there will be an opportunity for a Question/Answer and Discussion on ways of taking this agenda forward.

Please book your FREE place at this seminar by completing the registration below

There are a limited number of opportunities to exhibit (£100) – if you wish to take up this options please complete the registration below

If you have a query or require any further information on this or possible future seminars please contact

Tony McNally
024 76 217 746

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Event Details

Date: October 23, 2018

Start time: 16:00

End time: 18:00

Venue: KPMG One Snowhill Birmingham B4 6GH

Coordinates: 52.48362961560208,-1.8981778621673584

Directions: Close to Snowhill and Birmingham New Street stations - see directions on the link below

Phone: 024 76 217746


Arrival and refreshments
16:15 - 17:15
17:15 - 17:45
Q & A /Discussion
17:45 - 18:00
Speaker Name: Andy Argyll - Welcome

Job Title: Head of Midlands Devolved Government and Infrastructure

Company Name: KMPG

Speaker Name: Tony McNally - Chair

Job Title: Managing Director

Company Name: Climate Change Solutions

Speaker Name: Cllr Lisa Trickett

Job Title: Councillor

Company Name: Birmingham City Council

Speaker Name: Darren Gardner

Job Title: Strategic Accounts Manager Public Sector and Smart Cities

Company Name: E.ON

Speaker Biography:

Darren works for E.ON whose purpose is to “improve people’s lives”. He is responsible for helping schools reduce costs and carbon emissions whilst improving buildings to inspire teaching and learning. Darren has worked on a number of school projects achieving on average of 20% guaranteed reductions in energy costs. He is a lifelong fan of the city of Coventry, arguing constantly that it is the best city in the world!

Speaker Name: Susan Juned

Job Title: Director

Company Name: Heart of England Community Energy

Speaker Biography:

Originally trained as an ecologist, Susan did her Masters and PhD at the University of Birmingham studying the biodiversity of the wild relatives of the crops that feed us all.
Until recently Susan worked on a range of initiatives including assisting universities on their research dissemination strategies, sustainable development projects and assisting businesses with resource management and renewable energy projects. She has worked on rural and sustainability policy development and has been a long-time advocate of community energy and using the benefits for local communities.
Susan recently became a Director of Heart of England Energy, a community benefit company committed to community renewable energy. She helped to set up, then chaired, an energy efficiency charity, Act on Energy and remains a trustee. She is also a trustee of Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Speaker Name: Matthew Rhodes

Job Title: Chair

Company Name: Energy Capital

Speaker Biography:

Matthew Rhodes has been involved with innovative low carbon energy projects for over 20 years. He chairs the Energy Capital initiative in the West Midlands, which is a public-private partnership governed through the West Midlands Combined Authority to maximise the local economic benefits from distributed energy innovation. He’s also a director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership where he’s responsible for Simulating Innovation

Speaker Name: Sarah Benson

Job Title: Assistant Manager - Environment

Company Name: KPMG