MEET THE TEAM
WE ARE ZERO CARBON FUTURES. WE’RE ENGINEERS, AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS, PROBLEM SOLVERS, TRAINERS WITH A LARGE DOSE OF MARKETING THROWN IN. OUR SMALL TEAM IS MADE UP OF EQUAL PARTS PASSION, AGILITY AND DRIVE WHICH IS WHAT GIVES US OUR REPUTATION FOR DELIVERY.
Grown out of the Regional Development Agency, Zero Carbon Futures was set up in 2011 as an independent consultancy specialising in low carbon vehicle technologies.
As a subsidiary of Gateshead College, the company works with businesses, universities, Government bodies and sector agencies to ensure that the UK is able to maximise the benefits of the low carbon vehicle sector.
The core of our work is to develop electric vehicle infrastructure and we’ve project managed a wide range of projects which have supported the increase of electric vehicles by ensuring charging networks are developed – in homes, in public and in workplaces.
Our ultimate aim is to research and develop new and emerging technologies as low carbon vehicles move into the mainstream and become a major part of our transport system of the future.
Our company keeps abreast of national and international policy development and you can often find our team travelling all over the world presenting on the latest developments in our projects. As a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and with close links to the UK Government, we often advise on policy and strategy for the UK.
We also play an active role in the low carbon vehicle technology sector in our home region of North East England and are the lead for the innovation strand of the North East Automotive Alliance.
Managing Director As the Managing Director, Colin is responsible for the business direction of the company, using his experience and technical knowledge to try and plot technology trajectories for the industry.
Infrastructure Manager Josey is the team’s Infrastructure Manager and is responsible for managing the delivery of all of our EV charge point network projects including the most recent Rapid Charge Network.
Senior Specialist What John doesn’t know about installing charge point networks is not worth knowing. John has been responsible for overseeing the installation of over 300 rapid charge points across the UK.
Marketing Manager Anya has worked in marketing in the North East for over 15 years and handles all our marketing and events on behalf of our company, our clients and all the projects that we get involved in.
Technology Manager With a background in the automotive industry and a vision of what’s coming next in the sector, Geoff is responsible for technology scanning and managing some of our latest projects.
Project Manager As an experienced project manager, Lois has been involved in the delivery of our EV charging infrastructure projects such as Plugged in Places project, Switch EV and My Electric Avenue.
Office Manager Lisa keeps the team running like clockwork and is responsible for all aspects of office management from reporting and analysing all our financials right through to liaising with our company board.
Technical Curriculum Manager Zero Carbon Futures set up its training division in 2015 and James is responsible for driving this forward, developing tailored skills and training courses within this new and exciting sector.
Training Business Development and Delivery Manager With 10 years experience in the education sector, Steve joined the team in 2017 bringing a wealth of automotive and low carbon training experience.