The Agency, a registered charity, was established in February 1999 as South Ayrshire Energy Agency. It began as an innovative project using a combination of European Union and Local Authority funding.
Our Management Board, which comprises 10 directors of regional and local groups, is responsible for all reporting and decision-making. We have also established a trading company to operate interest-free loans and grant schemes.
The Energy Agency mainly operates in the four local authority areas of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. The organisation has become highly specialised at education work in schools, consultancy work, working closely with community groups and the delivery of projects to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures across Scotland.
The Agency has won a number of international and national awards for its successful projects in assisting householders and communities to be more energy efficient. These include: National Home Improvement Council Award, National Energy Efficiency Award, International Ashden Award, European Commission ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award, powerPerfector Award, EnergySavers Award and finalists for the Herald Society Awards. In March 2017 Energy Agency in partnership with South and East Ayrshire Council, Dumfries & Galloway Council and NHS Ayrshire & Arran won the Best in Scotland category for Large Scale Project of the Year at the Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards.
The Energy Agency employs 34 full-time staff and 1 Renewables Consultant who provide a dedicated service to households, communities and businesses. There is a wide range of experience and expertise in the office, allowing us to offer general advice and technical expertise, as well as project procurement and management.
Each year we have two Interns from Kassel, Germany that work with us for four weeks to gain work and life experience. This year Johanna Haase, a Public Administration student joined us. To read about her time here click here
|Alan McGonigle||Depute Director|
|Joe Fergusson||Renewables Consultant|
|Anne McGonigle||Communications Officer|
|Stephen Brindley||Education Coordinator|
|Anne Harrison||Administration Assistant|
|Sandie Ross||ABS Project Coordinator|
|Andrew Filby||ABS Project Coordinator|
|Ruth Sutherland||ABS Project Coordinator|
|Voirrey Johnston||Project Officer|
|Brendan McCann||Project Officer|
|Craig Arthur||Quality Inspection Officer|
|Cassandra Dove||ABS Research Officer|
|Simon Leslie||Centre Manager|
|Iain McCulloch||Operations Manager|
|Andrea Gardner||Promotions Manager|
|Julia McPartland||Advice Team Leader|
|Kevin McFadzean||Household Renewables Advisor|
|Diarmid Turnbull||Senior Energy Advisor|
|Mairi Ainsworth||Energy Advisor|
|Lucy Murphy||Energy Advisor|
|Alan Thomas||Energy Advisor|
|Lucy Carroll||Energy Advisor|
|April Kilday||Energy Advisor|
|Fiona Goodwin||Community Liaison Officer|
|Suzanne Hainey||Community Liaison Officer - on maternity leave|
|Quentin Palmer||Household Renewables Advisor|
|Emma McCarron||Household Renewables Advisor - on maternity leave|
|Connor Heath||Household Renewables Advisor|
|Madeline Crawford||CARES Development Officer|
|Abbe Cusack||Business Implementation Advisor|
|Laura Anderson||Transport Advisor|