Energy Live News is the leading daily energy news website in the UK. We started with a simple vision to cover energy across the board, fossil fuels or renewables, nuclear or cleantech, we will bring the news to you wherever it is happening.
We are independent, fair and engaging and listen to all voices across the sector. We are leaders in online TV for the energy sector and we bring you interviews and interesting filmed stories from across the UK and abroad.
We won the BEST JOURNALISM prize at the 2012 Scottish Green Energy Awards and were nominated for BEST SPECIALIST NEWS SITE at the 2014 Online Media Awards.
Energy is a complex business but we make it simple. Our aim is to explain the business of energy to everyone from the CEO of a multi-national corporation to the person who changes the light bulbs in your office. If you deal in the business of energy we communicate the issues that matter to you. Our aim is to make energy easy.
We not only provide news but run a very successful events division running an awards programme and annual conference, as well as regular small scale events and seminars.
Our team is dedicated to the highest levels of accuracy, quality and creativity in all we do;
Editor and co-founder. Sumit has more than two decades in journalism, firstly with National newspapers and then in broadcasting. He joined the BBC in 1993 as a reporter and presenter and has worked on all major news outlets including Breakfast, One and Six O’Clock News, 5Live, BBC News channel, BBC Three and World Service. He presented the BBC One current affairs strand Inside Out for five years and also travelled the world with Holiday. After leaving the BBC to follow a freelance career he worked for SKY and ITN and the Travel Channel. He is the Editor of Energy Live News and runs all matters editorial as well as all production. Sumit has been silly enough to get caught in a blizzard in the north pole, cycle to Paris, swim with sharks and even more ridiculously continues to support Leyton Orient.
Geoff is ELN’s Commercial Director and co-founder. He has had a successful 25 year career in strategic selling working for big brands and corporations. Geoff has worked at all levels of corporate sales and previously set up a successful software company. He is in charge of commercial strategy and finance as well as coming up with the idea of ELN in the first place. Known widely in the industry in a very short space of time he certainly gets noticed. A man of real substance he has been a devoted Arsenal season ticket holder ever since they started winning things and is also an even bigger fan of cakes.
Chief Reporter. Pri joined ELN from Middlesex University with a post graduate degree in Journalism and Media. She’s in charge of day to day news gathering as well as getting out and about. In fact she’s taken the ELN cameras to Norway, France and Russia, perhaps that travel bug comes from her roots back in Nepal. Despite growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas she complains a lot about the cold and has no desire to climb mountains, though is happy to drink Newcastle Brown Ale having spent some time masquerading as a Geordie.
Chief VT and Graphics Editor. Part of the launch team for ELN, Simon graduated from Staffordshire University with a First Class Degree in film Production Technology. Simon works on all aspects of production for ELN including filming, graphics and design. He has created the look and feel of ELN and is at the forefront of thinking up new innovative ways for us to make an impact. Not surprisingly Simon has a passion for film making and spends a large amount of his free time pretending to be Marvel cartoon characters – or as he calls it – working on short film projects, particularly movie parodies. In fact he is so good at dressing up his work has been selected for several awards.
Business Development Manager. Christan joined ELN in 2012 with a degree in Business and a very successful career in music production and recording, he decided to join the ELN team looking for a different direction creatively. He has a good grasp of all production issues including filming and editing, so he really knows his stuff when it comes to selling our services commercially. Christan is the master of the soft touch and seems to win clients without the hard sell. He’s the only one of the crew who has chilled with Snoop Dog in LA and continues to produce music in his spare time. He’s also stopped regularly in the streets by people who think he starred in the Shawshank Redemption…he didn’t.
Camera and Graphics. Ash joined ELN as an apprentice in 2013. His previous incarnation had been as a ‘banker of sorts’ in Southend but the lure of a change of career in the media brought him to ELN towers. He completed an apprenticeship in Creative Media and now is lead cameraman. Adept in all filming and photography techniques he is always looking for ways to improve the look of ELN’s films. In his spare time he’s a super dooper kiteboarder which bascially means he ties a skateboard to a sail and tries to regularly put his life in danger – luckily ELN has insurance.
Operations. George is Essex through and through, he joined us in 2014 as a business apprentice but has spent most of his time entertaining the ELN team with a wide-boy comedy routine. When he’s not popping out for a shifty fag or DJing in dodgy clubs in the land of TOWIE, he works on all matters operational for ELN including logistics and administration. He’s in charge of making sure our major events go smoothly. And yes, he wears white trainers with white socks!
Market Research and Sales. Hazel joined us in 2014 and is involved in market research and sales development for ELN. She is a seasoned sales and marketing professional who has had a 30 year career in the field. She’s also the sole member of the ELN satellite office in the Scottish Highlands. Larger than life she rides Harley Davidson bikes and can sink pints with the best of them. Her drinking discipline comes from being a Colonel’s daughter! And no his name wasn’t Sanders!
Reporter. Laura or “Mad buckers” is the zany, ditzy, blonde bombshell that is always out to chase down a story. She joined the reporting team in 2015 after a Journalism degree from City University. We gave her a job despite of her poor knowledge of the laws of defamation, glad to say she is now fully aware of what will get her sued! Originally from the People’s Republic of Cornwall she’s not a surfer, claims not to be a trustafarian and hates pastys – as she’s a veggie, (occassionally and only when she’s sober)!
Reporter. Jacque has added Spanish flair and much needed extra linguistic skills to ELN towers. She was a TV reporter in Madrid and has a degree in Journalism from Complutense University. Her Iberian ways have brought us a classy twist and meant we can now cover more stories from the energy powerhouses of South America. She’s not bad at sinking a Sangria but has so far refused to flamenco in the office. Don’t worry Laura will convince her!
Apprentice Camera and Graphics. Becky is one of two new apprentices who are helping bring more youth and energy to ELN! A one time barmaid from Uxbridge she’s tiny but tough and used to dealing with unruly types, so fits in very well at ELN towers. Always interested in cameras and photography she boldy chucked in the pies and pints to train as a camerawoman and VT editor. She’s rapidly showing flair for graphics work and has promised not to call time on us.
Apprentice Camera and Graphics. Alex is the baby of the office, literally. He cashed in his chips at college as he wanted to experience the real world of work and that led him to ELN. A Bromley boy he’s getting to grips with filming and graphics work and is making sure he still does his chores for his mum. Ah! Despite his youth, he’s adjusting to the world of work really well and is very professional when out filming, provided he’s reminded to remove his earring!
We do sometimes use freelancers and can offer graduates internship placements so anyone interested in filming, editing or reporting for ELN should get in touch by the address below or send a CV, covering letter and short showreel to [email protected]
Company Name: Energy Live News Limited
Office Address: 1 Dudrich House Princes Lane Muswell Hill London N10 3LU
Telephone: 020 8815 9222
Registered Address: 162 High Street Tonbridge Kent United Kingdom TN9 1BB
Registered in: England & Wales
Company Number: 07209102
VAT Number: 988 8336 42