The Energy Advice Hub is powered by Sustainable Energy First – the UK’s leading energy and carbon consultancy.

Sustainable Energy First is an energy and sustainability consultancy, founded in 1997 to solve energy management problems in very large, complex commercial estates.

This remains the core of the business, driven by a commitment to sustainability and the goal of reducing our clients’ carbon footprint.

Our story

In 2018, the carbon compliance landscape was changing at pace: businesses needed help to understand their obligations. Our response was the Energy Advice Hub, a free information resource that breaks down complex policy and empowers UK organisations to raise their climate ambitions.

Five years on, the Hub remains 100% funded by us as part of our social purpose contribution to UK business energy users. We are proud to have helped thousands of organisations with their compliance and decarbonisation challenges. And, we continue to be a trusted resource for anyone trying to navigate a path to net zero.

Tailored guidance

Whether you are an energy manager, an FM, a Finance Director or CEO, we’re committed to delivering content on the energy and carbon topics that matter to you and your organisation. We also publish content that’s specific to particular types of business and sectors. Regardless of your energy challenge, or the nature of your business, we’re here to help.

An independent approach

We’re committed to bringing you informed, impartial guidance. So, we’ve partnered with sector specialists Content Coms to curate, research and write our Hub content.

Content Coms work with our in-house experts to bring you the latest news across a range of topics, including carbon compliance and reporting, net zero best practice and green technology.

Editorial Guidelines

We welcome contributions and collaboration! If you’re an I&C energy user, a mover and shaker in the regulatory landscape, or you’ve simply got a perspective to share, we’d love to hear from you.

Click here to view our Editorial Guidelines

Our editorial board

Esther Griffin

Account Director
Content Coms

Sophie Crossley

Content Executive
Content Coms

Kate Griffin

Sustainability Editor
Content Coms

Phil Richards

Phil Richards

Head of ESG
Sustainable Energy First

Dan Hubbard, Head of Energy and Carbon at Sustainable Energy First

Dan Hubbard

Head of Energy & Carbon
Sustainable Energy First

James Grimshaw

James Grimshaw

Business Engagement Manager
Sustainable Energy First


Richard Lander

Creative Communication Specialist
Sustainable Energy First

Get involved

Net zero won’t be achieved in isolation – collaboration is key.
If you’re an I&C energy user, a mover and shaker in the regulatory landscape, or you’ve simply got a perspective to share, we’d love to hear from you. You can get in touch with the Hub here. Check out our editorial policy for the kind of content we’re looking for.

And, if you have a question we haven’t answered, or a challenge we’ve not met, get in touch for advice.