Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

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Cheryl Latham

Cheryl Latham

founder and CEO, Brighter World Energy

‘I hit 30, gave up my career and went back to school to study a Masters in Business Administration. I began to study the energy industry and met people in renewable technology. I like finding solutions to challenging problems, and the energy industry fascinated me.

‘Here UK customers are consistently overcharged for energy, while around the world, over 1bn people still lack access. It sparked an idea that maybe we could solve both problems.

‘It was on a trip to Kenya during my MBA course that I saw first-hand how children were doing homework with only toxic kerosene lamps for light, fisherman had to throw out valuable stock as they had no refrigeration, and vital vaccines were not able to be stored properly. 

‘Many developing countries are extremely entrepreneurial. But without access to energy, their growth is limited. Access to energy is vital to truly enable people to help themselves.

‘That was the inspiration for Brighter World and now our customers have the power to change the lives of others at their fingertips, without changing their daily routine.’

Sessions

The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise