CEO & Founder, Good Energy
As CEO and Founder of one of the UK’s leading renewable energy suppliers, Good Energy, Juliet Davenport has committed the business to doing good by its customers as well as its people. “We’re a customer facing energy company innovating and pioneering in the renewable and clean energy space. That innovative streak runs through our products just as much as internal matters like our hiring processes.”
Juliet set up the company in 1999, with initially German investment and later crowdfunded the growth of the company – bringing in investment from Good Energy’s own customer base in 2002. It has always fully sourced its power from renewables, and supplies more than 71,000 business and household electricity customers, 42,000 household gas customers and supports more than 137,000 homes and business to generate their own energy.
Juliet is committed to building a values-based business. Not only is she a major leader in the renewable energy sector, she also supports gender parity – as evidenced by the Good Energy boardroom 50/50 split.
Her business advice for others is: “If you have a strong idea, and technical knowhow, make sure you focus on hiring and developing a strong team around you to allow you to drive growth.” As for her greatest achievement? “I think those might be yet to come!”