23 Mar 2020
Alumni team up to help companies go net zero
Simon Alsbury, Tamsin Alsbury and Kelly Morel have joined forces to support companies on their journey to net zero - to achieve an overall balance between emissions produced and emissions taken out of the atmosphere.
Kelly and Simon met in 2005 while on the Students’ Union Executive Committee. Kelly was Publications Editor – heading up the Label magazine, and Simon was the Ethical and Environmental Officer.
Simon and Tamsin, who met at Loughborough and married in 2007, founded Energise in 2008, an independent net zero consultancy. Energise work with organisations of all sizes to reduce their environmental impact, identify their carbon footprint, and guide them on their journey to become net zero. Some of their clients include NUS, Rugby Football Union, Revolution Bars.
Kelly founded Happy Communications in 2019, a PR and communications consultancy. Kelly and Simon reconnected in 2019 and have been working together since. Kelly is now heading up PR and social media for Energise and the company’s two sub-brands Net Zero Club and Zero Hero.
“Our passion has always been about working with organisations to reduce their environmental impact. When our kids (or grandkids) are grown up and ask us what we did to protect the planet, we want to be able to reply: ‘We did everything we could’. That’s why we don’t just help our clients to tick boxes. We go all in to help them connect with their own ‘why’ for reducing their carbon footprint and walk hand in hand with them on the journey towards net zero carbon. What we do is not just a job; it’s a commitment to a more sustainable way of living.”
“Having the opportunity to reconnect with Simon and Tamsin has been a pleasure. We all owe our time at Loughborough a great deal. For me setting up Happy Communications was about aligning my work with my values, supporting those doing business the right way, getting their voices heard, so working with Energise is a dream. The bonus is being able to work with friends.”
Kelly and Tamsin graduated in 2005 with degrees in Sociology and Maths, Accounting and Financial Management respectively. Simon graduated with a degree in Ergonomics in 2008.
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