About us

While continuing to expand its project pipeline, Cambridge Power has also evolved into a fully integrated developer, which constructs and operates a growing portfolio of utility-scale energy storage and renewable generation assets.

To support our growth and position ourselves at the forefront of the UK energy transition, we have established partnerships with leaders in their respective fields.

Partnerships are also key to success of the development side of our business. We pride ourselves on establishing relationships with landowners that seek to maximise income from their land and support the UK’s net zero ambitions, where supplies of clean power are expected to increase, underpinned by e-mobility and low carbon heating demand.

We are working with Habitat Energy to fully optimise our growing energy storage renewable generation asset portfolio. The company combines machine learning and artificial intelligence with deep knowledge of the energy market, battery storage and renewable energy assets, to optimally transact power and gain the best returns.

Our construction partners are leading EPCs experienced in constructing BESS and solar sites, incorporating HV (High Voltage) electrical works.

The Cambridge Power team have a proven track record of taking projects from a potential site through grid, land, planning with a team built in-house, and also using strategic external consultants who are industry leading.

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Board

Richard Stanton

Richard Stanton

Chairman

Richard Stanton

Chairman

Richard has a wide range of commercial experience gained from leadership roles in the property, agricultural, cleantech and financial sectors. Having co-founded Pigeon, Richard manages the day to day Pigeon business and is Chairman of Cambridge Power

r.stanton@pigeon.co.uk
William Stanton

William Stanton

Director

William Stanton

Director

William is a co-founder of Pigeon and was formerly a Board member of Savills (L&P) where he had overall responsibility for the Eastern Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the property markets, identifying opportunities and providing financial solutions to complex property matters. William leads Business Development for Cambridge Power.

w.stanton@pigeon.co.uk

Giles Hanglin

CEO

Giles Hanglin

CEO

Giles leads the Cambridge Power Ltd business. He developed his energy expertise during 10 years at Savills (UK) Ltd where he set up and ran part of the Savills Energy national team specialising in commercial solar investment and deployment for private and institutional clients.

g.hanglin@cambridgepower.co.uk

James Dix

Chief Financial Officer

James Dix

Chief Financial Officer

James joined Cambridge Power in February 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.  James spent 6 years at energy company, Drax Group plc, where he held several senior finance roles including SVP Finance for the newly created biomass manufacturing business based in the USA overseeing the development, construction and early operations, as well as 4 years as Finance Director for Stansted Airport.  Most recently James was Group CFO for global fresh produce company, G’s Group.  James is responsible for managing the financial management for Cambridge Power.

Ian Plumb

Ian Plumb

Finance Director

Ian Plumb

Finance Director

Ian joined Pigeon in 2016 and was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in 2019 . Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Baker Tilly, Ian worked with Greene King, Acteon, and Willis, in a range of financial roles, with particular experience in project management and strategic business planning.  Ian is responsible for all Pigeon and Cambridge Power financial matters, and management of the Finance Department.

i.plumb@pigeon.co.uk

Management

Neil Waterson

Neil Waterson

Head of Planning

Neil Waterson

Head of Planning

Neil joined Pigeon in September 2018, bringing over 18 years of experience from a planning consultancy background within London and the Eastern Region, latterly as a Partner at Bidwells. During his time in consultancy Neil gained extensive experience in land promotion and was responsible for delivering a wide range of schemes including residential, commercial, infrastructure, retail and leisure developments. Neil’s specialist knowledge and experience helps lead the Cambridge Power planning team.

n.waterson@cambridgepower.co.uk
Ryan Bruty

Ryan Bruty

Associate Director – Technical

Ryan Bruty

Associate Director – Technical

Ryan, a qualified Civil Engineer, joined Pigeon in July 2016 following 12 years spent with Taylor Wimpey plc where he was responsible for infrastructure design and the management of a variety of external engineering disciplines for the company. Ryan’s civil engineering background, technical knowledge and extensive commercial experience of housebuilding makes a valuable contribution to the work of the Pigeon development team and leading on technical advice into Cambridge Power.

r.bruty@pigeon.co.uk

Graham Kalnins

Construction Project Manager

Graham Kalnins

Construction Project Manager

Graham joined Cambridge Power in November 2021 and is responsible for the physical delivery of the multi-site BESS and hybrid projects. He has a broad range of construction knowledge and management experience gained through civil engineering activities across several industries including renewable energy, HVDC, water, telecommunications, infrastructure and commercial building. Graham has an MSc in Construction Management.

g.kalnins@cambridgepower.co.uk
Connie Turner

Connie Turner

Energy Projects Development Surveyor

Connie Turner

Energy Projects Development Surveyor

Connie joined Pigeon in January 2021 to assist predominantly with the rapid growth of Cambridge Power Ltd. Connie works with the team to identify and secure new energy storage and generation projects. Connie previously worked as a land agent in the Eastern region and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

c.turner@cambridgepower.co.uk

Nicola Thornton

Senior Planner

Nicola Thornton

Senior Planner

Nicola joined Cambridge Power in April 2022 to assist the planning team in securing planning consent for its growing portfolio of energy storage and generation projects.  Nicola previously worked in both the public and private sectors and has been a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2008.

n.thornton@cambridgepower.co.uk
Ed Lowe

Ed Lowe

Senior Land Manager

Ed Lowe

Senior Land Manager

Ed is responsible for managing existing projects and sourcing new opportunities for land promotion across the East of England. Ed has previously worked for Countryside Properties, Barratt David Wilson and Gladman where his roles included securing both strategic and immediate opportunities throughout the East and South East of England, and ongoing project management. Ed also has experience in the financial markets starting his career at Hawksmoor Investment Management. Ed is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

e.lowe@pigeon.co.uk

Victoria Barron

Development Surveyor

Victoria Barron

Development Surveyor

Victoria is a Chartered Surveyor and joined Pigeon in 2021. She is responsible for sourcing new land opportunities, securing new energy storage and generation projects, and managing existing projects. Victoria previously worked for Allsop LLP in London within the development agency and advisory team. Her role involved advising clients on development opportunities, and the sales and acquisitions of properties and land for development.

v.barron@pigeon.co.uk

Nigel Downes

Senior Technical Consultant

Nigel Downes

Senior Technical Consultant

Nigel joined the Cambridge Power Team in November 2021 to assist with and manage the delivery of the technical engineering elements to achieve Planning Permission for battery storage and solar projects across UK. He is also providing strategic advice with experience gained over 40 years as a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Highways and Transportation Engineer in consultancy, leading the delivery of private and public sector projects. Previously, Nigel was a Director with WSP.
n.downes@cambridgepower.co.uk

Anthony Palmer

Technical Manager

Anthony Palmer

Technical Manager

Anthony re-joined Pigeon in January 2022 following positions with Taylor Wimpey plc and independent property businesses, where he was responsible for a wide variety of projects. Previously, he had worked for consultants and housebuilders on a wide range of technical disciplines. Anthony’s engineering background, technical knowledge and broad experience across land and housebuilding makes a valuable contribution to the work of the Pigeon development team.

a.palmer@pigeon.co.uk
Emma Butler

Emma Butler

Graduate Surveyor

Emma Butler

Graduate Surveyor

Emma joined Pigeon in 2019 after completing a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural University. She is enrolled with the RICS and currently working towards her APC qualification through the commercial real estate pathway.

e.butler@pigeon.co.uk

Sean Harrison

Design Co-ordinator

Sean Harrison

Design Co-ordinator

Sean joined Cambridge Power in April 2022 and was brought in to oversee the design process. Sean currently undertakes a range of drawing and design work to support the development of site proposals from conception to construction. Sean previously worked in utilities and more recently with solar farm developers and ICPs.

s.harrison@cambridgepower.co.uk

Emma Conley

Property/Office Manager

Emma Conley

Property/Office Manager

Emma has been employed by Pigeon since it was founded and is responsible for the management of the office and the expanding Pigeon and Cambridge Power property portfolio.

e.conley@pigeon.co.uk

Claire Norris

Senior Communications Manager

Claire Norris

Senior Communications Manager

Claire joined Pigeon in March 2018, having worked in a number of roles with communications, marketing and events at their core. Claire is a skilled and experienced communicator who will be managing community and political engagement on Pigeon  and Cambridge Power projects. Her extensive experience of communication within both the private and public sectors, to a wide variety of audiences, makes a distinct contribution to Pigeon and Cambridge Power.

c.norris@pigeon.co.uk