Catherine Adams

Catherine works with partners to organise Green Open Homes taking place in B&NES on the 4th and 5th of November. With a background in marketing, community engagement and business development specialising in engineering and the construction sector she has a keen interest in retrofit and the built environment. Experience to date includes working with the Cleveland Pools redevelopment project (Bath), being a regional leader for a marketing community, supporting built environment organisations with marketing and setting up a local canal-side tea shed.

Eve Aston-Davies

Eve is a Renewable Energy Project Developer with BWCE and an Associate with the zero carbon consultancy, RenewEV. During her BSc Geography degree at university, she developed a love for geology, vegetation and sustainability, leading to her these roles where she develops community rooftop solar projects and advocates for onshore wind energy. Lastly, Eve has experience in project management and working in cross-cultural teams.

Nick Bird

Nick manages BWCE’s community outreach and engagement work. He has over 30 years’ experience of managing community projects and events, promoting community engagement and delivering training. He has run community engagement projects in Wiltshire, London and Leeds, worked in a community arts centre and, in a voluntary capacity, helped to develop Larkhall Festival and Bath Co-operative Alliance. He has worked for Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation, Tenant Participation Advisory Service and London Voluntary Services Council.

Stephanie Butler

Stephanie develops and delivers communications across our Home Energy Programme (Home Energy Service, Green Heritage Homes and Green Open Homes). She also provides support and basic energy advice to our Home Energy Service customers.

Stephanie has worked in content marketing for eight years in various sectors, including education, healthcare and not-for-profit organisations. During her recent MA in Literature, she focused on texts that communicate environmental and social issues and explored the intersections between the two.

Pete Capener

Peter is co-founder and Managing Director of Bath & West Community Energy, Deputy Chair of Community Energy England and a trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. He is co-chair of the BEIS ministerial advisory group on community energy.

Peter has worked in the sustainable energy field and on community energy for over 35 years, having led the early development of the Centre for Sustainable Energy as Chief Executive, where he originally started in the mid eighties working with schools and communities. Since resigning from CSE in 2002 due to family illness, Peter has worked as an independent advisor on a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuel poverty projects for various government, private and voluntary sector clients, with a strong focus on community action.

He has an MSc in Energy Resource Management.

Steve Cross

Steve is responsible for mapping domestic rooftop solar installations in Bath and Shepton Mallet onto grid network maps to identify potential participants for our Flex Community Peer-to-Peer trading trial. His previous work in the Speciality Chemical Industry helped Aylesford Paper Mill in Kent to become the first major UK Newsprint Manufacturer to use 100% Recycled Paper and he also had a small part to play in the development of Quorn. Steve is a BWCE member and is involved in Go Green Widcombe, especially their group-buy solar scheme.

Cathy Crozier-Cole

Cathy is taking a lead on the development of BWCE’s new home energy retrofit service. Cathy has worked in sustainable energy for over 20 years and brings a wealth of expertise on home energy efficiency, having advised government, housing associations, local authorities, builders and householders on low energy retrofit policy and practice. She’s worked as a home energy surveyor with Parity Projects and the SuperHomes Network, and locally she co-founded Bath Green Homes to showcase energy efficient homes.

Dinah Darby

Dinah is responsible for developing BWCE’s programme of events and outreach/networking activities. Dinah has a wealth of experience in administration and events coordination having worked in both the education and charity sectors for over thirty years, most recently for the Life Project in Bath and before that at the University of Bath.

Sara Grimes

Sara is taking a lead on BWCE's new business development with an early focus on home energy efficiency. She worked in local government for 13 years on climate initiatives, including the Cooperation Agreement between BWCE and B&NES Council and planning policies on renewable energy and net zero buildings. Prior to this, she worked in the USA as a community organiser and as regional director of an environmental and consumer advocacy group.

Joe Hurley

Joe is responsible for developing BWCE’s rooftop solar projects in collaboration with John Rawlins. He has 15 years’ experience working on large EPC projects, leading procurement teams and expediting complex projects through to timely completion, all underpinned by a BEng Hons in Computer Aided Engineering. After volunteering with BWCE’s rooftop solar program for 6 months he took on a more permanent position with RenewEV, where he continues to support BWCE’s rooftop solar offer