About

Our work is in Shropshire, Herefordshire, southern Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Telford & Wrekin.

what we are working towards

Vulnerable householders being supported to live with dignity at home, where cold doesn’t affect physical and mental health, and energy bills aren’t a worry.

Well-informed householders making their homes more energy efficient, warmer and cheaper to run, producing significantly less carbon and generating their own power.

Promoting trusted local companies that are able to install energy saving measures that work, and which use a local workforce, thereby helping to retain money in our local economies.

Encouraging communities to work together to share knowledge and learning to create more vibrant and resilient places.

Climate change will impact most on the vulnerable. We want to see a more significant leadership role from Local Authorities, preventative health organisations, faith networks, colleges and NGOs, able to influence, train and inspire in our shift to a low carbon society.

our staff

Simon Ross

Director

Contact Simon to explore and develop projects and funding opportunities.

01743 277106
simon@mea.org.uk

Oliver Rothwell

Project Manager

Oliver runs our energy advice projects across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire working closely with installers.

01743 277114
oliver@mea.org.uk

Davina Allen

Project Manager

Davina manages home energy projects across the West Midlands.

01743 277124
davina@mea.org.uk

Caroline Harmon

Project Manager

Caroline runs our work in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, especially with the Local Authority Energy Partnership and community groups.

07748 508704
caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk

Phil Newcombe

Project Manager

Phil works across a broad range of energy efficiency, ‘carbon’ saving and fuel poverty projects.

01743 277118
phil@mea.org.uk

Helen Batty

Helen is an energy adviser supporting householders through our energy advice lines.

helen@mea.org.uk

Graham Sparrow

Volunteer Administrator

Graham is a volunteer administrator and maintains our database.

Our History

Marches Energy Agency was formed in 1996 as an off-shoot of Shropshire Council’s Energy Team and became an independent energy charity in 1998. We celebrated 21 years in October 2018.

We have supported and inspired thousands of householders, communities, businesses and schools to take action on fuel poverty, energy reduction, renewables and climate change, and are looking forward to another 20 years of good service.

Our Office

Our Shrewsbury office is rated excellent under the BREEAM Environmental Assessment Methodology.

The building showcases high levels of insulation, a heat recovery system and a range of renewable energy heating and energy generation systems.