Chris Carlson

Chris is a Director of Solar Growth and is also Investment Director at Armstrong focusing on the renewable energy and storage sectors. Prior to this, Chris was an Investment Director at Octopus Renewables, evaluating investments in energy infrastructure assets including solar, storage and flexible generation. Chris has over 20 years of financial and professional services experience, mainly in the real estate and energy industries. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Samuel Gompels

Sam has been a non-executive director on the Solar Growth board since its formation in 2014. Sam is the owner and managing director of Gompels Healthcare, a supplier of specialist consumables to the UK care industry, including care homes and children’s nurseries. Sam was previously a managing consultant for Produce Studies. Sam has a degree in Agriculture from Reading University and holds a strong interest in alternative technologies. Sam is also a shareholder in Solar Growth, having invested when the company was established in 2014.

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Paul Beynon

Paul is non executive director of Solar Growth Limited. Paul has had a career in the UK energy sector, where he was previously head of power and cross commodities at RWE with a focus on asset and generation optimisation. Prior to this Paul was head of gas trading at Duke Energy Corporation. Paul is also a director of Fulcrum Power Limited which owns a standby flexible generation power plant in Somerset.

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Andrew Webster

Andrew is a Director of Solar Growth and also works in Beringea’s Growth Finance team, where he is responsible for sourcing and analysing opportunities to provide debt-based finance to fast growing companies. Andrew has more than 30 years' experience in financial services and lending.

Originally a corporate banker with Kleinwort Benson, Andrew held a senior position in the asset finance division at ING. After a spell at Noble, the venture finance provider, he co-founded Boost&Co, a private debt lender to UK SMEs.

Andrew has recently held roles as a partner at Cameron Barney and an operational role as interim CFO at Cube.Global, a fintech software platform providing compliance and regulatory support to financial services customers.

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