Charlotte joins AES as our Executive Assistant

CLW 2017We thought it was about time we introduced you to our Executive Assistant. Charlotte joined in October, where has the time gone!

Charlotte not only provides administrative support to the Managing Director, Operations Director, Company Director and Finance Manager but she is also responsible for the office management duties, we are very lucky that Charlotte is super organised.

Charlotte brings with her a wealth of diverse professional experience; previously a climbing instructor, restaurant proprietor, events coordinator and personal assistant she has all areas covered and has the Senior Leadership Team running like a well-oiled machine.

An Executive Assistant is a new role for us at AES Sustainability Consultants but we have quickly noticed that Charlotte is an integral part of our support system as we continue to grow as a company.

Toni joins AES as a temporary Finance Manager


Toni and her husband recently followed their heart and swapped the Big Smoke for the rolling hills of the Devon countryside and we are very pleased she did. Toni has joined AES Sustainability Consultants to cover the maternity leave of our Finance Manager, Sarah, who recently had a baby boy.

Toni is an experienced Finance Manager/Controller with a history of working in the marketing and advertising industry in London.




Laura joins us as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant

We welcomed Laura to the team back in September.Laura

Laura joins us as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant after completing her Msc in Sustainable Development from the University of Exeter.

Laura’s advice for graduates seeking their first opportunity; ask a lot of questions and present yourself confidently.

Originally from Cornwall, Laura is now living in Devon and spends her downtime enjoying the cycle paths of Dartmoor, in particular one near Walkhampton which offers exceptional views.

The most important question that we all want to know is… Does Laura put cream first or jam first on her Devon scone, now she has crossed the border?

Welcome to the team Jilly

Jilly joined AES as part of our September recruitment drive. Her varied and interesting CV made her a must interview candidate. Jilly

Previously a Hydrographic Surveyor, Jilly sailed the seven seas, processing data to create high quality charts for the Oil and Gas industry.  Jilly also worked with the Forestry Commission, leading conservation volunteer groups across the Blackdown Hills.

Jilly is currently training on SAP 2012, learning about the intricate interaction of materials, build set-up and building services which all go into producing a SAP assessment.

“I’m enjoying the challenge of the technical knowledge required and considering the practical outcome of recommendations that a Sustainability Consultant needs to be aware of.”

We asked Jilly a few questions to get to know her better:

What skills help you in your role as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant?

The most important quality needed for my role is an attention to detail so that a high-quality assessment can be produced.  Secondly, to be able to interpret architect’s drawings, an ability to work from 2D drawings and be able to visualise the 3D space is extremely useful. As well as these skills, it’s also important to be able to work well within a team, ask questions and to be keen to continue learning in a constantly changing industry.

What are the key qualities a Graduate Sustainability Consultant should possess?




What career advice would you give someone in the early stages of their career?

Some people TALK a good job, some people DO a good job.  Be the latter.

Utilising your local Devon knowledge, where do you suggest for a good walk?

If the sun is shining, Sidmouth. Walk up Jacobs Ladder and go to the Clock Tower Café, they serve the biggest slices of cake you’ve ever seen.

AES welcomes Jemma into the team

Jemma01Jemma started with us in September as a Technical Administrator, a new position here at AES.

Jemma previously worked many years at Ashfords Solicitors, as an equity release assistant, from her previous role Jemma is bringing her good timekeeping, organisation and initiative skills to our team. If we could describe Jemma in 3 words, they would be; Diligent, Ambitious and Practical.

When Jemma isn’t at work, she enjoys cycling along Exeter quayside (preferably in the summer months) listening to Justin Bieber, that’s when she isn’t getting her hands dirty, knocking down walls in her house that she is currently renovating with her husband.

AES featured in Parliamentary Review

We are very pleased to announce our inclusion in the 2016 / 2017 Parliamentary Review. We feature “alongside some of the most impressive organisations in property today” to highlight the potential performance gap between design and as-built stages. Please click here to read the article in full.

AES becomes member of the Sustainable Energy Association

AES is pleased to announce its membership of the Sustainable Energy Association, a member based industry body offering innovative policy solutions that link up building-level technologies and the wider energy system to achieve a low carbon, secure energy future for the UK, benefits for UK consumers, and commercial growth for businesses working in the sector.  Click here to read the press release.

AES welcomes six new trainees

To support our continuing growth, AES is very pleased to welcome six new trainee consultants to the team. Lindsey joined the company back in April, followed by (l-r) Maggie, Daria, Andrea, Naomi and Jo who joined us this month.

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But, we’ve not finished growing the team just yet! Please visit our careers page for details of our current vacancies