Convert Energy

University Alumni and Hub Entrepreneurs in Residence win Chamber Award

Entrepreneurs in residence at the University’s Hub for Innovation and Enterprise, Convert Energy, have won the award for Most Promising New Business at this year’s Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

This year’s award ceremony saw seven companies win accolades ranging from Excellence in Customer Service, Manufacturer of the Year through to Business of the Year, and Convert Energy were delighted to have been selected for the award, which was sponsored by Skills Hub Kent & Medway.

After receiving the award Director David Browne said: ‘We are thrilled to have won this award and receive the recognition for our business.  We always knew the energy sector could benefit from our skills and expertise, bringing something different to the marketplace, but to have independent judges acknowledge where the business is and its future potential is incredible and such a boost to the team.  I want to personally thank the sponsors for selecting us but also as a recent alumnus of Kent and residents within  the Hub for Innovation & Enterprise we certainly could not have developed the business to this stage so quickly without their dedication and support.  I’m a very proud alumnus of Kent and hence there was only one place I wanted to start my business.’

Convert Energy is an independent technical consultancy and low energy products provider, delivering full turnkey projects in the South East and a design/supply service nationwide, founded by Kent Alumni David Browne and Ben Glancy. They have been entrepreneurs in residence at the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise, the University’s dedicated support for entrepreneurship and self-employment, since 2016.

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