Introducing our new starter James Leach

James Leach

Thermatic Energy Services is growing, and we were delighted to welcome James Leach to the team. James (Jimmy to his mates) brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we thought it would be a great idea for you all to get to know him a little better.

What do you do at Thermatic Energy Services?

I’m an Energy Manager. What that means is I look into our customers energy usage to discover potential savings through looking at patterns of usage. For example, simple things like switching the lights off to more technical resolutions such as looking at onsite settings or arranging site visits to look into their query in order to help improve their customers energy efficiency.

Where do you see Thermatic Energy Services in 5 years?

In 5 years time I can see TES becoming one of the leading energy services brands in the market. The depth of knowledge in the team and the growth already in the pipeline, it is a really exciting time to join. That twinned with the increased demand for more intelligent management of energy usage given the turbulence in the energy market, the call for the services we provide will only increase.

Thermatic’s culture is at the heart of the business – can you describe what the culture means to you?

Since joining the company I have had such a fantastic welcome, everyone has been really approachable and friendly and that to me is a huge part of what makes the culture of Thermatic it’s probably a really simple assessment but it’s a massive thing to me.

Do you have any advice for people who want to work in the industry?

I got into the industry not knowing anything at all about it when I applied for a customer service job at an energy brokers 10 years ago. At some point everyone in the industry joined not knowing anything about it – that’s the scary part – but the main things I would say you need are a keenness to learn – this is a world of acronyms and jargon but also people skills and be ready for a world of big but interesting queries. During my time in the industry I have met a great deal of people with stacks of experience who have always been more than happy to share their vast knowledge and its an industry you never stop learning in so if a lack of industry knowledge is what is putting off potential people joining, don’t let it as there is always someone you can nudge.

Finally, if there was one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Don’t overthink things – it all comes good in the end.

About Thermatic Energy Services

We work with end-user clients to help them achieve their energy management targets. Our main focus is giving our customers visibility to their systems and data to allow them to make actionable decisions to reduce their energy consumption, improve their building operation and achieve their sustainability targets.