Alex Jones

Alex has a decade of operations experience, and has managed complex projects for charitable and commercial organisations. Her background is in education, and she has worked in partnership with universities, embassies and cultural organisations to deliver academic courses in Latin America which explore the social impact of the conflict in Colombia and the recent peace process there. As well as a first class history degree from University of Bristol, Alex has also trained in data law, policy and regulation at LSE.

She currently serves as Non-Executive Director at One Housing Group, a G15 Housing Association with a strong social purpose and over 35,000 residents, and as a Trustee at Children Change Colombia, a charity that defends the rights of children through community-led programmes.

For BWCE, Alex will be helping us strengthen the operational systems and processes needed for this growing organisation.

Jenny Knight

Jenny is responsible for ensuring that all operational systems at BWCE operate smoothly and provides administrative support to the BWCE team across various projects. Jenny has a wealth of experience in various administration roles, working in both Charity and Education settings including Anti-Slavery International, Children on the Edge, Renewable World, Bristol University and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. 

Alex Lockton

Alex leads BWCE’s asset development team and provides supply chain and technical support to BWCE’s innovation project, Flex Community. He has wide experience of developing new projects including renewable energy and low carbon technologies as well as strategic consultancy. He has worked in the renewable energy industry for 14 years, owning and running businesses which design, install and operate all forms of renewable energy including Solar, Wind, Biomass, Heat Pumps. With John Rawlins, Alex has set up the zero carbon consultancy RenewEV.

Jonathan Logsdon

Jonny is the technical lead on our grant-funded Green Heritage homes project. As Retrofit Coordinator he will be providing oversight and advice on selecting and implementing energy efficiency measures to improve the comfort, performance and resilience of existing homes, including listed & historic buildings.

He has over 20 years’ experience as an architect, and has run his own practice for 17 years. He is a certified passive house designer and qualified PAS 2035 retrofit coordinator. He has experience of working on new-build, retrofit and historic buildings of varying scale and complexity. He has worked on an extensive range of building types from homes, community centres, schools, offices, and commercial premises. Alongside the delivery of low-energy projects, he has hands-on experience of retrofit and self-build projects. His home and office featured in Bath Green Homes of 2013 as an example of simple measures taken to improve comfort and reduce energy need without compromising the feel or look of the spaces.

Sally Merrett

Sally is part of BWCE’s Home Energy team helping to lower carbon emissions and increase comfort in homes across Bath and surrounding areas. Sally has a MSc in Renewable Energy and a BSc in Energy Studies and 30 years business experience. She has managed carbon reduction projects for the Welsh Assembly Government and Birmingham City Council’s building stock, as well as numerous large and small scale renewable energy projects.

Sally is currently undertaking a deep retrofit of her own Victorian house to improve energy efficiency and end its reliance on gas.

Julia O'Connor

Julia is responsible for overseeing the internal and external communications across the organisation. She brings over 20 years experience of working in Marketing Communications both in the private sector, but more predominantly within charity and not for profit organisations. She has worked for national charities such as RNIB, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, as well as Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling and Places for People Leisure.

John Rawlins

John is responsible for developing BWCE’s rooftop solar projects, in collaboration with Joe Hurley. He has worked for a variety of well known companies, completing training as a Chartered Management Accountant and then an Executive MBA at the University of Bath and was awarded 1st Prize in a cross-discipline renewable energy project by the Royal Academy of Engineering.. More recently he has spent 2 years as the Chief of Staff to the CEO of a FTSE 250 energy retailer. He is a partner with Alex Lockton in their zero carbon consultancy RenewEV.

Kate Sweet

Kate is responsible for managing the Green Open Homes B&NES project which enables people to learn about and be inspired by energy saving measures that home openers have done. This includes delivery of a Bath event and supporting communities to run their own Green Open Home events.

Kate has over 20 years experience of marketing and communications, project management, events and brand work across the public sector and business. Kate worked as Brand Manager at Investors in People UK in London (a non-departmental government body) and more recently as Marketing and Events Manager at Oldfield School, in Bath, where she also undertook some mentoring work with GCSE students. Kate has volunteered with primary and secondary school PTAs, eco-groups and Forest School.

Benny Talbot

Benny is responsible for exploring and developing new areas of work for BWCE, and providing technical support to ongoing projects. Having recently returned to the area after 10 years working on community led energy innovation in Scotland, his previous experience includes work on flexibility services, local energy supply, low carbon transport, hydrogen electrolysis, and the education and capacity building required to enable communities to engage with these emerging technologies. He has worked for Community Energy Scotland, Skill Share Dundee, Demand Energy Equality, and SP Energy Networks.

Alison Turnbull

Alison manages BWCE’s innovation projects, with a current focus on Flex Community. She has worked in the renewable energy industry for 20 years at AEA Technology and at ESD as a renewable energy consultant. She has worked on the development of small-scale PV community schemes with BWCE, CoCoEnergy and Frome Renewable Energy Co, where she is on the Board and she managed BWCE’s first demand management programme, Empower.