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Leigh Fairbrother

Head Of Commercial

Q-Bot Ltd

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United Kingdom


I have developed and delivered innovative renewable and domestic energy projects working alongside energy suppliers, price comparison websites, charities, Local Authorities, and Registered Social Landlords (RSL’s). I have been able to grow market share for challenger brands, deliver significant business growth (B2B & B2C), increase energy switching rates, reduce fuel poverty and improve operational efficiency through projects with measurable environmental (Purpose), social (People) and economic (Profit) benefits. As a co-founder of Community Switch, I helped to launch a price comparison service specifically designed to increase consumer engagement and energy switching in largely disengaged socio-economic groups. We also developed a ‘void energy management’ model for social landlords and our consultation work included project management of a Smart Metering project for DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) and an NEA (National Energy Action) Technology innovation fund initiative, assessing a range of emerging energy efficiency technologies, including Smart thermostats. As Sales & Marketing Director at Energy Angels I developed a pipeline of over 300 organisations and delivered significant sales growth. Importantly to me, the work of Community Switch & Energy Angels combined helped over 50,000 households reduce their domestic energy bills and save several million pounds. As a senior leader I bring enthusiasm and extensive commercial management experience, coupled with strong social values and develop teams that thrive in a fast-paced environment. I am passionate about the transition to a smarter, greener, more sustainable future, and I have studied psychometrics, leadership, management, and behavioural economics in order to help deliver it. I understand the challenges the energy industry faces with behaviour change and customer engagement, as well as the need for urgent action. I am a mentor with ‘The Future Leaders – Utilities Mentoring network’, Trustee of the Bath & West Community Energy Fund, Head of UK Sales at Q-Bot and a Member of ‘The Utility Market Experts’ (TUME) group. 07407 657 626 | | @LRFairbrother

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Current Position

Head Of Commercial at Q-Bot Ltd


BA(Hons), Architecture

Past Talks

Housing 2022