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The Team

Meet our Team

Our passionate and diverse team of like-minded individuals share a vision of helping Britain achieve Net Zero.

Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell

CEO & Co-Founder

Richard is CrowdHouse Energy’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, leading the company in creating new and exciting solutions to help businesses, and public bodies, to achieve their ambitious net-zero targets.

Richard’s 15+ years of leadership experience include the delivery of varied large-scale construction projects. Previous roles Richard has served in include Project Director and Freelance Construction Manager for various south-east based construction firms. With this, he brings a wealth of knowledge on project delivery. See More

Douglas Blackwell

Douglas Blackwell

Business Development Officer & Co-founder

Douglas is CrowdHouse Energy’s Business Development Officer Co-Founder, who with Richard helps lead the company in designing new methodologies and ideas for producing clean energy systems for customers.

Douglas brings expertise in the renewable energy sector like no other with over 35 years of experience. Douglas recognised the potential of developing renewable energy solutions from early in his career working on developing plant-based oil blends for biofuels. See More

Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell

Senior Relationship Director

Matthew is our Senior Relationship Director, bringing two decades of experience in customer acquisition and managing client relations.

Matthew has a long track record working in the Energy, Insurance and Renewable sectors, developing sales strategies and directly training 50+ sales staff. Thanks to this experience in he is now heavily involved in creating and managing targeted marketing campaigns and elevating CrowdHouse Energy to new clients while maintaining strong relations with current clients. See More

Usama Ahmed

Usama Ahmed

Technical Manager

Usama Ahmed brings a wealth of expertise to our team as the Technical Manager, leveraging his extensive background in electrical engineering and over 13 years of dedicated work in the field of renewable energies. With a focus on PV Solar design and project development, Usama has played a pivotal role in the conception, design, and execution of numerous solar energy projects.

His passion for sustainable energy solutions is evident in his career trajectory, marked by the successful development of several Independent Power Producer (IPP) projects and Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) based initiatives.

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Roseline Nkanta

Roseline Nkanta

Operations Manager

Roseline is CrowdHouse Energy’s Operations Manager and brings over 15 years of business experience from diverse sectors. With a background encompassing business development, operations, business strategy, strategic execution and project management, she has refined her expertise in each domain.

Her experience in leading high-performing teams and leadership roles has shaped her into a well-rounded and dynamic professional. She is committed to driving growth, sustainability, and innovation. Roseline is dedicated to continuous improvement, relentlessly optimising operational processes for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness. See More

Sharan Venkatesh

Sharan Venkatesh

Project Delivery Manager

Sharan is CrowdHouse Energy’s Project Delivery Manager, overseeing responsibilities related to production management such as designing factory layouts, overseeing production processes to ensure timely order fulfilment, and optimising production methods for greater sustainability.

Sharan brings a wealth of expertise to our team. His wide-ranging experience includes handling automation programming for sensor technologies, software programming proficiency, and successful supervision of operations at various warehouses and factories across UK.

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Cameron Ure

Cameron Ure

Business Manager

Cameron Ure is a dynamic business manager with a strong expertise in sales, customer service and business administration. He is fluent in French and Italian and deeply understands international markets, underscored by a customer-centric approach and exceptional organisational prowess.

In his prior roles, Cameron was a Business Manager at Nissa Chic in Nice, France, Alpine Elements in Tignes, France, and a Customer Service and Sales Agent at Sage in Newcastle Upon Tyne. These roles have enriched Cameron’s experience in managing relationships, teams, and logistics operations. See More

 

Armand Elomo

Armand Elomo

Electrical Engineer

Armand Elomo is CrowdHouse Energy’s Electrical Engineer, bringing over a decade of experience in electrical engineering and telecommunications. He holds a Foundation Degree in Electrical Engineering from Sunderland University and Gateshead College and various certifications, including City & Guilds and CTI Level 2 NVQ. He possesses a strong technical foundation.

Armand’s career journey demonstrates his adaptability and commitment to excellence. He worked on various projects, including supervising, inspecting, and testing electrical installations across residential and commercial properties, hospitality establishments, and more. See More

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