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Our interdisciplinary team consists of devoted individuals with expertise and experience in multiple fields – all committed to green tech innovation, supporting businesses in their transition to clean energy solutions, and driving UK towards a hydrogen-powered, net-zero economy.

Peter Hillman

Peter Hillman

Founder & Managing Director

Peter is a committed industry expert within the field of construction who established ZeroTec to revolutionise approaches tackling climate change and support sustainable, healthy ways of living and working. His 37-years of expertise includes an extensive understanding of land procurement, legal works, planning, design, mining works, construction, people management, financials and sales. He has delivered multi-million-pound projects successfully, comfortably remaining within the strictest of deadlines and budgets. At ZeroTec Peter works alongside scientists, research academics and engineers to develop sustainable future-thinking practices in industrial products and processes design.

Steve Berrow

Steve Berrow

Technical Director

Visionary in green energy, Steve has an impressive portfolio behind him. He engineered a biodiesel micro-refinery producing 5.5 million litres annually, fuelling the iconic Live Earth concert in 2007. He’s  also the founder of a successful biodiesel company with £1.2M first-year turnover, inventor of a unique ice-making machine, and a pioneer in continuous flow endothermic depolymerisation. Currently breaking new ground in integrating hydrogen with traditional combustion engines, Steve is a true innovator in sustainable solutions, and the brains of UCZ.

Darren Booker

Darren Booker

Operational Manager

Darren started his career in the British Army as an electronics engineer in the Royal Signals. As an operations director within a chemical manufacturing business supplying the industrial laundry sector, he has a wealth of experience in laundry operational management. Receiving recognition as a member of The Manufacturer Top 100 in manufacturing for change management and operational improvements in 2018, he brings improved focus and standards in health and safety, productivity, quality, teamwork and customer experience. From formulation to chemical utilisation and wash processing, he uses significant industry expertise to underpin the strategic and technical requirements of ZeroTec’s projects.

Helen Crewdson

Helen Crewdson

Independent Business & Management Consultant

Helen has 21 years’ commercial health sector business strategy and operations management experience. As a seasoned professional employing growth strategy to expand small businesses, Helen supports the ZeroTec team with robust and creative management techniques, developing strategies that promote sustainable business success. With a proven track record in new organisation development, and change management for larger scale organisations, Helen collaborates with the senior management team on the design and implementation of policy, procedure, and best business practice to support ZeroTec’s evolution.

Rachel Beach

Rachel Beach

Innovation & Strategic Partnership Consultant

With a background in innovation, business support and strategic partnerships, Rachel specialises in identifying and cultivating opportunities for innovation and growth. With a strong understanding of emerging trends, technologies, and market dynamics, she works closely with the team at Zerotec to build and align partnerships with the company’s strategic goals.

Lin

Lin

Lead Researcher

Lin is a multifaceted researcher with a background in user experience design in software and website development. At ZeroTec, she carries out research around the challenges that their zero-emission technologies address and the return on investment associated with them. With two degrees in interaction design and marketing, Lin’s role extends beyond conventional research – and what sets her apart is her strong passion for human-centred design and sustainability. Using a customer-centred approach, Lin also helps the team distil complex technical information, making it accessible and engaging to those new to the domain.

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