We're believers in high-quality service, technical expertise, and a commitment to constant innovation.
As a member of REA 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.
We're proud to benefit from a team of industry specialists with the experience, expertise and passion to make a difference.
Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and an MBA graduate from the University of Manchester Business School. Possessing significant global experience with world-class manufacturing companies, in Engineering, Operations and Business Development and over 35 years in the energy sector (Oil & Gas, Power Generation & Renewables), and extensive experience with AD biogas plants and biogas upgrade systems. Focused and committed to deliver customer satisfaction and be trusted to deliver excellence by driving continuous improvement throughout Birch Solutions.
Adnams Broadside Ale & Overengineer cutting the lawn
Photography, Golf and Motorsport
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.
Drinking Pimms at a country show
Horse riding, has own farm with pigs and sheep
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.
Having a beer while watching football
Football, Pool, Crypto
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.
Training for my first bodybuilding competition
Service Engineer for Birch Solutions, with 8 years CHP experience working on CHP's, roof works and any breakdowns across the UK
Running, karate, family
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.
Watching all types of sport in the pub
Likes all types of sport, Especially Rugby
AD Operations Manager
Worked in the AD industry for 6 years overseeing all 3 of Singleton Birch plants
Running and pets
Chartered Accountant with 20+ years’ experience. Leading our investment in world beating technologies.
Shopping and chocolate
DIY and furniture restoration
CHP & AD Operations 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.
Performing Live music. Motorcycles.
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.
Biscuits & Jack Reacher books
Walking the Peak District, Rugby
Lead Field Service Engineer
Grew up on a farm and was a farmer up until the age of 25 I then worked for an industrial gearbox company (Dana International) for the next 14 years part of my role was installation, removal and overhaul of all types of gearboxes plus I ran the Wind turbine section of the business for 5 years growing it for 29 turbines in the first year up to nearly 300 turbines by the time I left. I then moved to singleton birch as a lead shift fitter in charge of all the out of hours maintenance and breakdowns and from that I moved up to plant engineer responsible for the planning scoping and execution of all engineering works on the Hydrate and Kilns plants. I then had a brief spell on the offshore wind turbines before moving back to singleton and then birch solutions
A good pub lunch and a couple of pints
Hiking and fishing
Supply Chain Manager
Alistair is new to the renewable energies sector with a background in automotive. Starting his career as a technician within the automotive aftermarket and working up to technical support and technical management. Using that background knowledge and expertise to support suppliers in the development of both bespoke and off-the-shelf products. Latterly overseeing supplier and operational activities, within a supplier to the automotive aftermarket. Bringing those credentials into the renewables sector to develop and maintain supply chain activities to ensure the right parts are supplied when needed to the customer in an efficient way.
Real Ale & motorsport
Cycling & Classic/custom cars
John Has over 20 years of experience in the Power generation industry, he comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience and has covering all aspects from designing, testing, and building control systems to full engine overhauls
Vintage Engineering and Motorcycles
Good food, Good beer in Good company
I have worked in the generator/power industry for 5 years. Field service engineer for 3. NVQ Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
heavy metal/rock music
Technical Project Engineer
Over 20 years’ experience in the Steel and heavy engineering environments. Activities range from carrying out mechanical and structural maintenance activities, to leading / managing large maintenance teams on a top tire Comah site, involved in overseeing major maintenance and large-scale CapEx projects on machinery they weighs in excess of 1000T.
Fishing & Socialising
19 years’ experience within small businesses managing the book keeping, and more recently 7 years’ experience within an accountancy practice.
Sunny holidays and going to music events
Reading and listening to music, trying anything new even if only once
Minimal downtime, saving our client time and money. Expert diagnosis leading to quick repair time and revenue savings of approximately £45,000.
Long-term support since day one. With our support, output has always exceeded 98.8% availability. Additional ad-hoc project work. Expert maintenance and servicing support.
98.8% output under our management. Long-term CHP support. Ongoing ad-hoc maintenance and parts supply. Reliable long-term service and operations.
Input costs reduced without sacrificing high output. Large-scale projects and upgrades. Feedstocks optimised to generate the same output with less feed. Downtime minimised, with our fast and reactive response.