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Market Leading Support

We're believers in high-quality service, technical expertise, and a commitment to constant innovation.

Along with offering our expert services, technical support and consultancy to the biogas industry, we also provide support to the utilities industry - where anaerobic digestion is used in water treatment.

A Responsible Partner

As a member of ABDA and the European Lime Association, we're constantly refining and adding to our wide range of services.

Birch Solutions is part of the Singleton Birch family, giving us an unrivalled integrated supply chain and support from the UK’s leading independent lime provider. Like every other company under the Singleton Birch umbrella, we’re invested in giving back to the community and using our influence to make the world a better place, with part of our shares held in trust for the benefit of the NSPCC, RSPCA and Barnardo’s.

Our Team of Experts

We're proud to benefit from a team of industry specialists with the experience, expertise and passion to make a difference.

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Mark Sacker

Managing Director

Engineering degree with 20+ years’ experience. Specialising in the structuring of large complex industrial teams. Focused on continual improvement and providing excellent service.

Guilty pleasure

Malt whisky

Hobbies

House renovation, motorcycles and pets

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Richard Binns

Business Manager – Anaerobic Digestion

Extensive understanding and knowledge of all aspects of anaerobic digestion. I have operated and managed large scale agricultural and food waste AD plants, both CHP and Gas To Grid. I'm responsible for the effective and efficient performance of the AD field and service sector of Birch Solutions.

Guilty pleasure

Eating my childrens stash of chocolate and sweets, and telling them they've eaten them all!

Hobbies

Pretending weekend mechanic/tradesman, and try to play rugby

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Simon Christian​

Business Development Manager

Simon has worked in the biogas industry for +12 years in project and business development roles and has an excellent understanding of the technology and its delivery in agricultural, food waste, municipal and industrial applications.

Guilty pleasure

Changing the clocks so the children go to bed early

Hobbies

Cycling and rugby

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Danielle Stead

Technical Sales and Senior Biologist

With a degree in Biomedical Science, Danielle is dedicated to optimising and improving the performance of AD plants across the country. In her spare time she's a keen farmer, with a national diploma in animal and horse care.

Guilty pleasure

Drinking Pimms at a country show

Hobbies

Horse riding, has own farm with pigs and sheep

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Jack Brow

Operational Services Manager

Along with a degree in engineering, Jack has over eight years experience in asset management, systems, planning and stores, and has used his outside-the-box thinking to manage multiple teams. His hobbies include football, pool and cryptocurrency.

Guilty pleasure

Having a beer while watching football

Hobbies

Football, Pool, Crypto

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Viki Winton

Administration & Marketing Manager

20 years experience in Customer Services and Corporate Events planning. First person to be employed under Birch Solutions, responsible for the day to day running of the office.

Guilty pleasure

Gin

Hobbies

Training for my first bodybuilding competition

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Freddie Wright

Technical Engineer

Master of Mechanical and New and Renewable Energy Engineering. 5 years post education experience in management and creative problem solving within the mineral product and anaerobic digestion sectors.

Guilty pleasure

Sharing Size Packets of Crisps

Hobbies

Cycling, Hockey & Rugby

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Darren Haddock

Service Engineer

9 years experience with chp time served covered roof jobs and aspect of work ie pipe plastic welding pipe work fitting etc

Guilty pleasure

Red bull

Hobbies

Water sports , engine building and repairing various engines, gearbox repairs

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Graeme Horn

Service Engineer

Service Engineer for Birch Solutions, with 8 years CHP experience working on CHP's, roof works and any breakdowns across the UK

Guilty pleasure

Chocolate

Hobbies

Running, karate, family

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Roger Webster

Project Manager

A successful project manager with 11 years capital projects experience, Prior to this, various roles within Electrical Engineering systems. I have worked at SBL for the last 8.75 years carrying out major process upgrades / new installations in the quarrying / chemical / heavy industrial processes and am responsible for the design and build of the SBL high value business diversifications like the AD plants.

Guilty pleasure

Watching all types of sport in the pub

Hobbies

Likes all types of sport, Especially Rugby

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Dean Bingley

AD Operations Manager

Worked in the AD industry for 6 years overseeing all 3 of Singleton Birch plants

Guilty pleasure

Beer

Hobbies

Running and pets

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Alexa Embleton

Finance Director

Chartered Accountant with 20+ years’ experience. Leading our investment in world beating technologies.

Guilty pleasure

Shopping and chocolate

Hobbies

DIY and furniture restoration

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Jordan Smith

Service Engineer

Service Engineer for Birch Solutions, with +6 years anaerobic digestion experience specialising in roof and mechanical plant maintenance.

Guilty pleasure

Jack Daniels and a good pizza

Hobbies

Cooking and spending my spare time relaxing with my family.

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Steve Willett

Field Service Manager

Steve has over 20 years experience working within the power generation industry on reciprocating engines of most fuel types. Greatly experienced in providing nationwide O&M contracts for a wide variety of CHP installations. Steve often utilises his knowledge gained in this sector to consult clients on efficiency improvements or to oversee their major project works.

Guilty pleasure

Country Music

Hobbies

Performing Live music. Motorcycles.

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Nigel Thompson

CHP Business Development Manager

Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in customer-facing roles in reciprocating engine power generation - including warranty, service management and project management. Having worked for manufacturers, OEMs and premium dealerships he has experience of a wide variety of diesel and gas engine marques. The last 12 years have been in sales & business development roles of gas engine CHP solutions & projects, packaged peaking plant and baseload generation, with associated balance of plant items.

Guilty pleasure

Biscuits & Jack Reacher books

Hobbies

Walking the Peak District, Rugby

Innovation is at the heart of what we do, with tailored services, technical support and consultancy designed for a maximum return on investment.

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