Mark founded SaveMoneyCutCarbon in 2010 following extensive research into understanding the barriers to adopting retrofit products to reduce a building’s energy and water consumption, reduce its carbon footprint and improve the profit of the operator or owner.
Mark has been described more than once, as a “disruptive entrepreneur” as much of his experience is in identifying and starting businesses that simplifying fragmented markets to help move new technologies or solutions into the mainstream.
In 1999, Mark identified an opportunity for providing broadband services for business travellers in major hotel brands around the world and set up iBAHN Europe, which rapidly grew to $100 million annual turnover business, operating in over 50 countries. Since iBAHN Mark has worked in other fast growing markets such as mobile, digital marketing and now sustainability.
SaveMoneyCutCarbon is his latest venture, the company is now recognised as the “go to people for homes and organisations that want to reduce their energy and water bills”. The business has enjoyed rapid growth and now delivers its customers millions of pounds in savings per year, through its UK wide project management and installation teams, and through its website.
Originally an Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy, Mark then went on to obtained a postgraduate degree in marketing and held various senior marketing roles and then CEO and COO roles for various businesses, with responsibility across the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and China.
“They were able to come in after the school activities had finished in the afternoon. The Team were very amenable to working around any occupational restrictions we had with clubs and so on.They were a cheerful bunch and left the school tidy everyday with the furniture returned to its usual positions.There were a few changes to the fittings etc. that were noted during the fitting from the original survey and these were put in place without any problems."
"Overall, the standard of work from SaveMoneyCutCarbon was impressive. After SaveMoneyCutCarbon secured the interest-free loan, they moved very quickly to install the LED lighting, ensuring that the work was completed during the summer holidays, which was excellent. The early impressions of the new lighting are very positive, particularly in the library area and staff room. I’m sure we will see more benefits as the winter draws in.”
"There was a strong business case for choosing LED lighting and we’re looking forward to reduced costs over many years.The lighting is much improved, a lot brighter and clearly better quality, which I’m sure we’ll notice even more as winter draws in.”
"Lighting controls in particular are a great asset as it is difficult to rapidly change people’s attitudes to switching off lighting."