Our Team

Alastair Nicol


Ali Nicol is an experienced Chartered Engineer who has unrivalled experience in the industrial application of biomass, steam, compressed air and many other areas. He project managed Tyrone Energy’s 2.7MW EfW biomass power station.

Ali is an ESOS Lead Assessor and is a council member of the Combustion Engineering Association and the Energy Institute, Ali regularly lectures on Biomass and related topics including Health & Safety.

Ali has written the Biomass Guide for Invest NI.

Tony Traill


Tony has over 25 years experience in the construction industry and has a vast array of experience ranging from award-winning Low Carbon building design to Industrial Energy Efficiency.

Tony is experienced in InvestNI client resource efficiency studies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, water efficiency, waste water treatment. Tony has also worked on ESOS Opportunities Assessments. A specialist in sympathetic energy upgrades in Historic Houses, Tony is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and an affiliate of CIBSE.

David Reade


Mechanical Engineer with extensive industrial supply chain management experience.

Areas of expertise include: Quality Management, Small-scale biomass, Energy use analysis, Planning policies for Renewable Energy, Project management Office, Marketing and Administration.

Tim Traill


Construction industry experience and runs feed mill with Binder biomass steam boiler which he conceived and installed.

Pioneered construction of Tyrone Energy’s 2.7MW Waste to Energy biomass powerstation which he now manages.

Patrick Casement

Patrick is an ecologist with long experience of practical nature and landscape conservation, planning and the natural environment, and environmental policy and regulation. He has a particular interest in the interface between agriculture and the environment.

Andrew Baird

Solar PV professional, runs his own PV installation business and expert in energy trends

Michael Cooke

Highly qualified mechanical engineer with extensive experience in the insulation industry plus renewable energy technology with hands-on wind turbine experience.

Helen Armet

A practiced architect, expert in energy efficiency analysis and fluent in Danish and German.

Cathy Holmes

Cathy looks after administration for Element. She uses Xero and Proworkflow to support projects from quote to payment. Xero and proWorkflow are cloud-based and integrate seamlessly and she has overseen the transition from Sage.

Vil Pilipavicius

Vil is a graduate in water engineering who specialises in the treatment of waste water.

Vil speaks English, Lithuanian and Russian and lives in Scotland.

He is currently working on the treatment of Anaerobic digestate with 2 universities.

Mark Browne

Mark is a highly experienced consultant with extensive construction industry experience.