From businesses’ role in an increasingly dynamic energy market to managing the risk of rising costs on the bottom line, the future of energy management is changing. The aim of the Forum was to provide businesses with an update on key issues in the energy sector, from the UK’s wider energy strategy to innovation and future rising costs – all with a focus on what the impact will be on industrial and commercial businesses.
The Forum was attended by over 90 energy end users across all business sectors. Hosted by business correspondent Jonty Bloom and with guest speakers including former CBI Head Lord Digby Jones, National Grid, Energy Systems Catapult and more, the day was packed full of informative sessions and practical advice to help future-proof a business’ energy strategy.
Following six years at the helm of the CBI, Digby Jones became Minister of State for UK Trade and Investment in 2007. In addition to his role as an active cross-bencher in the House of Lords, Lord Jones is also Chair and Non-Executive Director for a number of organisations and institutions.
Jeremy is Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns for secure, competitive energy supplies. He trained as a civil engineer, specialising in infrastructure and regulatory projects for water and energy utilities and their regulators before joining the EIUG in 2000.