Fokhrul Islam, 37, set up this energy consultancy in 2013, winning its first customers from his bedroom. Now based in Gateshead, it has offices in Paris and Texas as well as technology hubs in Malta and India. The firm works with businesses to reduce their energy consumption by finding the best contracts with suppliers including British Gas and Eon, and offering consultancy services such as energy-use audits. International sales rose to £11.4m in 2018.
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