Sales and Marketing Director
Speaking at: Yorkshire Roadshow - Sheffield - 12 November 2013Robert Hughes joined Willmott Dixon Energy Services in September 2012 as Sales and Marketing Director from npower.
At npower, Robert was the Head of Sales for CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme), the government flagship programme for energy efficiency and fuel poverty reduction in the housing sector. Robert led the national sales programme and achieved results more than 50% above target. He was also actively involved in the preparation for Green Deal and ECO (Energy Company Obligation), arising from the Energy Act 2011.
Robert has over 25 years’ experience working in and for local government. He had a successful career in both operational and strategic management, and became the Head of Policy and Performance Review at the London Borough of Southwark. Robert then moved into management consulting and service outsourcing to the public sector. He led the local government group at Unisys Ltd, where he sold and delivered strategic partnerships with several local authorities. He was the Local Government Director at Tribal Consulting, the leading consultants in local authority housing.
Robert developed his career in outsourcing and became the Business Development Director at VT plc, responsible for Building Schools for the Future and Education support services. He developed large consortia with major construction companies selling multi-million pound programmes to local authorities.