Kathy's presence adds charge to second year celebrations

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 27 Jul 2018

EXPERIENCED business manager Kathy Fillingham has joined rapid-growth start-up MyEnergi Ltd, as it scales up to handle demand.

The micro-generation specialist produces innovative solutions for green energy use, with its Zappi car charger the flagship technology coming out of the Binbrook base, it is preparing to leave behind.

Mrs Fillingham said: “I’m thrilled to have joined the team, and to play my part in their continued growth and success.”

With a background in construction consultancy, the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce board director recently oversaw the handover of Lincs offshore wind farm from Centrica to Orsted in a specialist 12 month contract. 

Now she joins the team in West Lindsey, with a remit to help move the business to new premises, ideally in the Grimsby-area.

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The company has accomplished the objectives in its three-year business plan in the first six months of trading, having releasing Zappi on the market in November after a lengthy period of research and development.

The rate of progression has been backed with a significant investment of £1.2 million from high-profile businessmen Sir Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco, and Bill Currie, founder of the William Currie Group, as the company looks to continue expanding further.

It has also launched energy diverter, Eddi, and a energy-harvesting wireless sensor, Harvi.

Jordan Brompton, business development manager, said: “The public demand and interest to edge towards a greener, more sustainable future is growing at a rapid rate. “Our ethos of developing eco-friendly, easy to install solutions to maximise the benefit of solar panels and wind turbines in the home has been well-received, selling more than 4,000 of our products across the UK, Ireland, Europe, and as far as Australia already. 

“We have tripled our staff numbers already, established a collaboration with a national energy provider – Octopus Energy – to offer a specific tariff designed for the EV driver and our impending move to a larger, new facility will enable us to create links with commercial partners and provide public charging options too. 

“We are delighted to introduce Kathy. She is going to be project managing our move to a bigger facility as we expand to meet the increasing demand.”

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