Energy and Utility Management Consultants

Our Team

We have developed a strong, dedicated and professional team to handle the complexities of utilities with the aim of setting ourselves apart from others in the market. We have built the team over a number of years to ensure that our clients receive only the very best service. Team and individual training is undertaken by an external organisation at least twice a year, keeping us ahead of the competition.




The two Directors, Martin Talbot and Steve Clifford, have been working together since the late 1970's and have been in business partnership since 1984.


Martin commenced his career as a graduate trainee with Vickers Engineering Ltd. and then left to obtain a Masters Degree in Applied Energy at Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University). He then joined an energy consultancy company and worked on both design and energy survey related projects. This involved all sectors and a wide variety of equipment including building services plant and major steam installations. Subsequently, he joined one of the UK’s major M & E consulting engineering practices in Bristol with specific experience gained in air conditioning and energy management system design before becoming a founding Partner of Clifford Talbot Partnership in 1984.


Steve trained and worked with John Thompson Ltd. (boilermakers) for eleven years during which time he studied and successfully completed an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then spent six years with an energy consultancy company where he was responsible for a team of eight engineers involved in Energy & Environmental investigation and implementation work. He also undertook the marketing and business development role for the company before becoming a founding Partner of Clifford Talbot Partnership in 1984.



Bureau Service Managers

Our Bureau Service Managers oversee teams of Account Executives as well as looking after clients and their portfolios of properties.


They are all degree qualified, ranging from a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Science of the Earth & Atmosphere, a B.A. in Business Management & Combined Studies through to a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics. Their previous roles have included Project Manager on the Envirowise Programme, working for the Energy Savings Trust, Energy Helpline Manager, working on the Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme, Account Manager at British Energy, and providing the Maintenance Helpdesk for Lloyds TSB Bank.



Account Executives

Our professional Account Executives provide the day-to-day interaction with clients and suppliers.


Each has their own portfolio of accounts and they meet at the end of every week to discuss issues that have arisen and to agree what may be required in the forthcoming week and months.


They are all highly motivated and driven to provide the service that is expected from our clients. All are degree qualified, ranging from an M.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering and a B.A. in Business & International Finance through to M.Chem. (Hons) in Chemistry.


Examples of previous roles and employers include Account Manager at British Energy, Customer Services Advisor for British Gas, Customer Services Officer for Lloyds TSB Bank, Research Technician at Nalco Ltd., Logistics Co-ordinator at CPC Packaging and Manager at Blacks Leisure.



Administration Team

In order to provide only the best service, our account support administration team is also highly experienced and are led by an ex British Telecom Clerical Officer.


Examples of previous roles and employers include Account Manager for eXPD8, Customer Services Officer for Lloyds, Corporate Consultant for Jordans International, Administrator for MITIE, Administrator and PA for a firm of Financial Consultants and Customer Services Representative Team Leader for Orange.



Energy Management Engineers

Our energy management team includes a variety of highly experienced energy management engineers (including both Directors).


They have qualifications ranging from B.Sc. (Hons) in Civil Engineering to an M.Sc. in Energy in the Built Environment. 


Examples of previous roles include Assistant Plant Engineer, Energy Conservation Engineer for a Health Authority and an Energy Engineer for a County Council plus many years working for Clifford Talbot Partnership.



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