The team

Guy Stenhouse

Guy is Chairman of Shancastle Investments Limited, a private family investment company, which focuses on investing in very young businesses. He was previously an MD of an independent merchant bank and has served as an adviser to both publicly listed and private businesses across various sectors. In addition, Guy has been involved in sourcing and structuring investments and has held board appointments at several companies, both public and private. He is also the Chairman of Ebico Limited. Guy is also Chairman of Eneraqua Technologies plc an AIM listed company specialises in water and energy efficiency. He maintains a keen interest in the green technology space and energy security in the UK.

Phil Levermore – C.Eng, MIET and CEO of Ebico

With a background as a technical and commercial energy sector professional, in the 1990s Phil co-founded Ebico Limited, the UK’s first not-for-profit energy provider.  For the past 25 years, Phil has been focused on ensuring affordable, sustainable warmth for low-income UK households. His strong advocacy for energy justice made him a familiar face on radio and TV, where he championed those struggling to heat their homes each winter. Phil has also authored numerous articles discussing the mixed outcomes of government policy in addressing this issue. Outside of his work with Ebico, Phil has chaired The Climate Group, a global non-profit policy organization.

Carl Young

Carl is a seasoned Chartered Accountant and senior Finance Director, bringing over three decades of rich experience across PLCs, SMEs, and start-ups to the table. His expertise not only encompasses a long history of working with executive teams and Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) but also extends to taking a critical role in interactions with lawyers and bankers, handling a broad spectrum of operational financial matters. His robust background makes him an invaluable asset in navigating the complexities of company finance, showcasing his adeptness in bridging the gap between intricate financial details and strategic decision-making.

Marko Bjelic

Marko brings 10 years of expertise in marketing and operations within the domestic energy sector, focusing on low-income UK consumer behaviours. With additional experience in timber wholesale and legal services, he’s capable of engaging with diverse markets. At Ebico, Marko heads marketing strategy, brand management, and partnership efforts, while also overseeing critical operational aspects including legal compliance. His initiatives have streamlined customer journeys and improved communication by developing proprietary platforms and optimising websites and systems. Marko’s academic background and practical commercial, operational, and digital strategies skills significantly contribute to his comprehensive industry expertise.

External Experts

We also have on call a team of technical and commercial experts who enable us to provide comprehensive guidance for further financing and structuring to the companies that Ebico Innovation backs. Drawing from these insights, we finance innovative affordable, net-zero, low-carbon solutions.