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About the founder: Andy Ibbotson

In 1979 Andy graduated from Leeds University with a Fuel and Energy degree and spent 10 years working for British Steel, where his main duties were implementation of furnace, combustion and energy saving projects and development of the works energy monitoring system.


In 1989 Andy joined BOC Gases in Sheffield as an Applications Engineer working in the metals and minerals industries, where his main role was evaluation of furnace performance and the implementation of oxygen related technology solutions.  In 1995 Andy transferred to the BOC office in Thailand as Combustion Applications Manager - Glass for the North Pacific Region, and has worked with most of the worlds major glass manufacturers on furnace oxygen projects.


In 2000 Andy moved into energy consulting, working for ESD Bradshaw and Enviros, where he was Technical Director.  Andy managed and delivered a wide range of projects both in the UK and abroad.

He is:

§          He is a member of the Energy institute

§          Chartered Engineer

§          Energy Institute Registered consultant

§          A Carbon trust accredited consultant


His key skills


§          Evaluation of furnace and combustion plant in a wide range of industries, but particularly high temperature applications.

§          Developing and delivering solutions to client problems

§          Running long term energy and carbon management programmes

§          Introducing change in the way that energy is monitored and managed in order to produce a sustainable reduction in consumption

§          Energy management and energy awareness training



His previous consultancy work


Andy Ibbotson has delivered consultancy assignments in Canada, USA, South America, South Africa and continental Europe. 


About OEC

Established in 2008, Oakwell Energy Consultants is a UK based energy consulting company. The founder and the principal consultant, Andy Ibbotson, has over 28 years energy related experience in diverse range of industries both domestic and international, with particular focus on high temperature manufacturing operations. We offer specialist consulting and customised solutions based on our in-depth knowledge and experience.


We believe in developing a strong relationship with ou clients and the quality of service rovided by our founder has historically led to long term clients relationship.




Our overriding goal is to help clients achieve sustainable reductions in energy consumption, running costs and environmental impact.


Specialist Expertise
Our consultant possess with in-depth engineering knowledge and experience. We also maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with a small number of friendly consultancies which have heir own specialist expertise
Thus, we are confident of assembling the necessary knowledge and skills to develop solutions for the more complex applications.