Meet The Team

Simon Nicholls

Simon Nicholls

CEO

Simon is the founder of Devon Power, Beco’s parent company. With over a decade of experience as a developer working in the UK, Africa and the Middle East delivering over 3,000MW of projects in this time, Simon brings experience in renewable energy, corporate finance, government lobbying, strategy, consulting and power development.

Daniel Broadbent

Daniel Broadbent

Operations Manager

Dan has enjoyed a varied career at Beco Energy and Devon Power. A degree in Engineering Design saw him initially employed in the design department before taking a role with Devon Power as an Energy Analyst. Dan’s thorough knowledge of the business and sector made his recent move to operations a natural progression.

Tony Tuft

Tony Tuft

Technical Manager

Tony has more experience in electricals than anyone else we know. If there’s something Tony doesn’t know about LED lighting, wiring or any component on any circuit, then it’s not worth knowing! Tony takes care of Off Grid projects including Beco’s marine services along with the fast-growing LED sector.

Simon Vassall

Simon Vassall

Sales Manager

Simon is the newest member of the Beco team and will be the first face many new clients will see. With a degree in surveying and years of industry experience, Simon is one of the best qualified Sales Managers in the industry. Simon will only make a sale based upon need and offer solutions with clear, costed benefit. His advice comes without charge, something countless businesses and homeowners have profited from.

Charlie Mitchell

Charlie Mitchell

Designer

The design team are the brains behind Beco. Whatever your project, the design department will produce detailed costings, demonstrate the benefits and pay back periods as well as the all-important designs. Charlie is a skilled and solution driven designer who joined Beco in 2016. More recently, he took challenging position of Lead Designer and now heads up the design team. Charlie has a Masters in Engineering with the focus on Renewables.

Vanessa Zalman

Vanessa Zalman

General Manager

Vanessa joined the Beco team after a long career running her own business. New to the sector but not to the challenges of running a strong business, Vanessa has thoroughly enjoyed embracing the diversity of her role and developing her knowledge. Vanessa now heads up the Battery Expert Company and is General Manager of Beco Energy.

Leigh Dainton

Leigh Dainton

Installer

Leigh joined Beco in 2011 and has progressed to Lead Electrician. Leigh has years of experience with Solar PV and particularly enjoys the moment when he gets to “power up” a large install.  Along with Solar, Leigh is Beco’s most experienced Voltage optimisation installer.

Stephen Howard

Stephen Howard

Installer

Stephen joined the Company in 1998 helping in the warehouse. Stephen’s talents and ability to learn were recognised.  Today Steve is one of the most knowledgeable PV installers in the industry and qualified electrician.

Dan Paine

Dan Paine

Installer

Dan joined the company in 2007. Dan is our resident electrician and his territory is the Beco workshop, where components are designed and made for bespoke solutions in the off-grid sector. Beco’s electrical components are found installations across the globe and are industry renowned. Dan enjoys working with the installation team when not needed in the workshop.