Green entrepreneur Jo Bamford is one of Britain’s most significant business leaders, ensuring zero-emission transport is at the top of the political and consumer agenda.
Jo rescued Wrightbus from administration in 2019 and turned it into one of the most significant bus manufacturers anywhere in the world, creating the planet’s first hydrogen double-decker bus and generating orders from London to Aberdeen.
Alongside this, his Ryse Hydrogen business will both manufacture and distribute green hydrogen – generated from renewable energy – with production plants in Scotland and the south east of England.
Jo will launch HYCAP in May, a £1bn equity fund designed to both create and drive investment in hydrogen infrastructure, and has been pivotal in the success of the Freeport East bid where a hydrogen hub will form the centrepiece of operations.
He is also a board member of JCB Ltd, one of the UK’s largest industrial conglomerates, and spent eight years as managing director of JCB Utility Products, broadening the appeal of the company’s extensive product range.