With investment totalling £6m and a substantial contract win from a housing association under his belt, it’s no wonder former group managing director of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), Adrian Pike, is feeling positive about the future. He has taken an ambitious leap from the corporate world into the rapidly expanding solar and energy efficiency market place. Any other executives thinking of taking the plunge will find his a fascinating story. As CEO and founder of newly-formed energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco, Adrian is already making waves in the solar energy sector. Here, he tells PES just why he’s going green and what the future holds for the industry.
The renewable energy sector is one of the fastest moving and most exciting industries of the moment – and the pace is only likely to increase in the coming months and years. Entering the green energy market with my own venture, Anesco, has been a natural progression for me, as it’s a sector I’ve been heavily involved in for some years. I began my career as an apprentice electrician at the age of 16 with the Southern Electricity Board, before working my way up through the ranks to senior management over 27 years.