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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 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.

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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Glenn Carney

Managing Director

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.

Guilty pleasure

Adnams Broadside Ale & Overengineer cutting the lawn

Hobbies

Photography, Golf and Motorsport

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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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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

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.

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

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Richard Laverick

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

Guilty pleasure

A good pub lunch and a couple of pints

Hobbies

Hiking and fishing

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Alistair Carlton

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.

Guilty pleasure

Real Ale & motorsport

Hobbies

Cycling & Classic/custom cars

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John Youell

CHP Engineer

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

Guilty pleasure

Vintage Engineering and Motorcycles

Hobbies

Good food, Good beer in Good company

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Lewis Hobbin

CHP Technician

I have worked in the generator/power industry for 5 years. Field service engineer for 3. NVQ Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Guilty pleasure

heavy metal/rock music

Hobbies

Motorbike Racing

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Dave Beach

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.

Guilty pleasure

Red Wine

Hobbies

Fishing & Socialising

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Katy Elliott

Accounts Assistant

19 years’ experience within small businesses managing the book keeping, and more recently 7 years’ experience within an accountancy practice.

Guilty pleasure

Sunny holidays and going to music events

Hobbies

Reading and listening to music, trying anything new even if only once

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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