After servicing in HM Forces for 5 years, John began a successful career in financial services with Allied Dunbar. His focus in residential and commercial lending led him into Estate Agency where he became the General Manager of Langley’s Solicitors property division.
His next move was as the Managing Director of Humberside Publishing Limited, which he grew into a leading regional newspaper, which, after 3 years, was sold to the Lincolnshire Standard Group of newspapers.
One of Humberside Publishing largest clients was Dixon Motor Group plc, so in 1990 he joined them as General Manager. After 10 happy years he decided to leave and set up the UK’s first online new and used car comparison website which he sold in 2003 to Auto Data Network Inc., a Nasdaq listed automotive data management company, where he remained MD for the next 2 years.
After watching the Al Gore documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, he developed an interest in environmental matters and the impact of Global Warming which led him to start an Environmental Science degree with the Open University. In 2006 he was offered the role of Commercial Director for Vibrant Energy Limited, a start-up based in London that quickly became the largest supplier of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in the UK, providing services to most of the country’s largest Estate Agency groups.
In 2012 he launched Your Green Deal Provider Limited, which became a leading provider of energy efficient heating and insulation services in the UK, having contracts with Scottish Power, EON, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk Councils and many independent Builders Merchant companies. The Green Deal scheme with withdrawn in 2016.
The Future Homes Scheme clearly marks a departure from using fossil fuels and he believes that iHelios will make a significant impact on the UKs Carbon Reduction targets and the fight against Climate Change.