After working for several years in the energy sector, Fokhrul Islam, 37, set up this energy consultancy in 2013, winning its first customers from his bedroom. Based on Gateshead Quays, it has offices in Leeds, Paris, Malta and Texas and employs more than 500 people worldwide. The firm offers consultancy services such as energy usage audits and says it helps businesses to reduce energy costs by securing the best contracts. It also helps customers cut their energy consumption by up to 20% with its ClearVUE energy monitoring technology, a cloud-based system that provides real-time data and alarms. This allows companies to react within seconds to energy inefficiency issues. In 2018 sales hit £29.6m.
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