Since transitioning into the industry in 2005, Nicky has accumulated a wide range of experience within the energy sector. She has previously worked for energy consultancy Utility Partnership Ltd (now SMS PLC) in varied management roles, and in particular has been heavily involved in project management, ISO system implementation and also headed up their Energy Procurement division. Nicky has also fulfilled the role as Energy Manager for Vodafone, Energy Brokerage Manager for Savills, and now offers consulting services through her company, Maclaurin Energy Consulting Ltd.
Nicky holds a master’s degree in Project Management, is NEBOSH and PRINCE2 qualified, and is a ISO50001 accredited lead auditor and internal ISO14001 & ISO9001 auditor. Nicky sits on the board of the Energy Managers Association, leads an energy club for GAIA focused on collective learning amongst large energy users, and has also published guides and articles focused on assisting organisations in managing their energy expenditure.
Nicky’s aptitude for project management and senior level strategy enables her to formulate and successfully implement robust energy solutions. Her experience and understanding of both fixed and flexible energy procurement and complex energy contracts within private and public sector, enables her to support organisations in managing their risk and negotiating the best possible contract terms. She has successfully procured bespoke energy contracts for a wide range of clients including data centres, retail outlets, offices, hospitality, industrial premises, construction and telecoms.
Nicky also has significant experience in managing multi-site portfolios (sometimes upwards of 20,000 supplies), and understands the issues associated with control and risks across these kinds of energy budgets. Nicky has also completed a large number of complex energy cost audits, and her understanding of third party charges has enabled her to identify and dispute significant supplier overcharges for her clients.