We are the leading energy management team in the hospitality sector with over 50 years of combined experience


Richard Felgate

Richard was Head of Energy Management at Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest multisite hospitality companies in the UK. There Richard started from scratch transforming energy from being a cost that the business just incurred, to being one of the biggest opportunities for profit within the P&L.

There was a transformation in the energy efficiency of the 1,500 buildings in the estate, a big behavioural and cultural change with the 40,000 employees and the creation of a hugely capable energy team. There were the regular challenges of gaining board support, securing funding and convincing the sceptics, but the results were impressive multi million pound annual savings and relative energy reduction of over 20%. Richard also has considerable experience outside of Mitchells & Butlers.

As the former Chairman of the Energy Managers Association (EMA), he has knowledge of many other sectors, working with government to influence future legislation and placing energy management at the heart of successful businesses.

In 2014 he left M&B to establish EnStrat which has since rebranded as the Hospitality Energy Saving company and has continued to make significant savings with all sizes and types of hospitality businesses. Richard is also a registered Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) lead assessor.


Simon Cocks

Simon has extensive energy management experience within the hospitality sector. He’s an expert on buildings and equipment, both from an operational point of view – training the teams that work within the buildings how to achieve the greatest efficiency; and also from a technology point of view – how to make them as efficient as possible.

He has carried out assessment and trials of most available technologies and then project managed roll out programs of all scales, from just a few sites to multi million pound projects covering over 1,000 sites.

His background as a pub / restaurant manager means he understands how buildings and equipment are used and often abused! He knows how the teams operate and will soon identify any weaknesses in proposed solutions.

Simon’s a Fellow of the Energy Managers Association and has won awards for innovation in energy reduction technology.


Jim Sharman

Jim has been an energy and environmental specialist for over ten years, many of these in the hospitality sector, and is a founding member and fellow of the Energy Manager’s Association. He is a registered Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) lead assessor and trained in the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM).

His previous roles in consultancy have included programme management of large-scale energy efficiency projects and technical involvement in several cutting-edge European Commission funded projects relating to energy efficiency in buildings and the interaction of various building types with a future smart-grid infrastructure.


Dr Sam Mudie

Sam is quite unique in the hospitality industry having completed a doctorate in energy reduction in commercial kitchens. This ground breaking research has showcased how energy efficient kitchens of the future may be specified, together with highlighting many current opportunities. Sam also has extensive practical engineering and technical knowledge and is able to combine this with energy benchmarking, computational modelling and systems analysis to deliver impressive savings. She recently gained an "Energy Conscious Organisation (EnCO) Practitioner" qualification thanks to her experience in behaviour change programmes.


Martin Schwaller

Martin is a people expert and has applied this passion to energy management for last 10 years. With a background in running restaurants and regional operating teams, he knows how to educate, develop and motivate teams. In applying this knowledge to energy efficiency he has been able to develop behavioural change programs that have had a long lasting impact on reducing energy consumption.A Fellow of the Energy Managers Association and a winner of Best Awareness Campaign, Green Awards for his work across c.1,000 pubs and restaurants, Martin can put energy efficiency at the heart of operational excellence.


Dan Speakman

Dan has a real passion for sustainability and the natural environment which led to him achieving a MSc in Environmental Science at University, taking a particular interest climate science, policy and governance.  Following this he has gained a variety of experience in both consultancy and corporate roles with responsibility covering sustainability, ecology and planning. He’s also a practitioner member of IEMA.

Dan knows the hospitality sector well, having spent over 6 years working in cocktail bars, pubs, hotels and restaurants. He understands the specific practices and challenges that go with delivering a quality customer experience. As our Sustainability Manager he’ll be utiltising his knowledge and skills to drive forward the sustainability agenda with our clients and the hospitality sector as a whole.


Mario Morariu

Mario has spent all of his career managing and analysing data. He thrives on digging into large data sets, establishing patterns, finding anomalies and then producing insightful reports and recommendations.

He’s fluent in a wide range of software and data management systems, from the traditional Microsoft packages to software most of us have never heard of!

Data is at the heart of what we do, combined with our knowledge of hospitality operations it allows us to pin-point and quantify wastage and opportunity. Mario’s ability to bring numbers to life is a vital part of ensuring we can deliver the best returns and savings for our clients.


Heather Caddick

Heather is our Business Support Administrator and manages our daily business functions and keeps us all operating as efficiently as possible. Having spent over ten years working in restaurants, mostly as an assistant manager, she has a passion for hospitality and a thorough understand of business operations. In addition to this, Heather has worked in a variety of other sectors and has also run her own business, all of this means that she has a great deal of experience in helping to drive business growth, optimize our processes and build excellent relationships with clients and partners.