What is your role at Stormsaver: Founder & CEO, I am responsible for the overall vision and direction of the business.
A cleaner, greener world where everyone has access to fresh, safe water and sanitation.
My aim is for Stormsaver to continue leading the market, creating growth and job opportunities within a company where people can be happy to enjoy their career.
Our goal is to stay at the top of the market and become synonymous with innovation and creativity.
Over the past 20 years I have worked across all business disciplines, with experience in research and development, sales and estimating, marketing and communications, business development, and manufacturing of systems. In the early days I would often build and commission systems during the day and return to the office at night! I also act as an industry spokesperson to ensure our sustainability credentials are heard at all levels, including government and commercial sectors.
I have had many opportunities to develop my entrepreneurial skills. However, it has not been an easy ride and during the journey, I have had to battle numerous setbacks which I needed to overcome to develop a successful business.
I now lead the UK’s leading rainwater harvesting company from a self-designed, sustainable office and manufacturing facility. Not only do we collect our own rainwater, but we reduce our own carbon footprint by generating our own power using photovoltaics.
My top 2 water saving tips:
Drink tap water; one litre of bottled water consumes 5 Litres in its production. Over 7.7bn single-use bottles go straight to landfill in the UK each year, so invest in a reusable bottle. UK mainswater is amongst the best in the world, it costs about £2.50 for 1000 Litres so tap water will save you money too.
And, not surprisingly: Save for a rainy day. The UK has 18 times more rainfall than the net consumption of the population, so it is time to start collecting it.
Thought for the day:
Do something kind for the environment today, together we can make a big difference for the better.