Meet the Team

Meet the Team


BIU has grown considerably since its inception in 1997. Back then, a small group of utility specialists set out to create an example energy consultancy. This energy consultancy would service large, complex utility portfolios and meet clients’ individual needs in a changing utility landscape. From this, British Independent Utilities (BIU) was born.

Today the BIU team comprises over 80 of the best energy and utility experts, from analysts and administrators, through to energy traders and IT specialists.


Julian Carter

Operations Director

Julian has over 30 years’ experience in the electricity industry, starting as a graduate trainee at Norweb.  Following involvement in the privatisation of the electricity industry, Julian subsequently worked in their generation business before progressing to their International Business Development arm. Julian joined BIU after having set up the UK’s first renewable energy agency.  Julian is passionate about making BIU the best company to work with and for.

Marc Holdsworth

Sales Manager

Marc has worked within the energy sector for nearly a decade, and it’s his job to identify areas where new clients can make changes to the way they manage their utilities in order to bring about substantial savings and benefits. A BA Hons Degree in Business Management, combined with extensive knowledge of energy procurement issues and concerns, enables Marc to quickly understand client needs and address them into viable working solutions.

Lorraine Oldham

Head of Energy Consultancy

Lorraine has been in the energy industry for 15 years holding a number of key roles within the UK’s largest energy consultants.  Her positions have included the creation and operation of new business teams and departments, developing effective cross departmental working, communication, marketing and quality standards. Lorraine joined BIU in 2016 with full responsibility for the Energy Consultancy Team, where she is proud to be driving excellence in customer service and engagement.

Yaseen Bahadur

Head of Procurement

Yaseen has over 15 years’ experience of trading in financials and energy products, and has contributed to business growth through developing new services, attracting new clients and improving client retention through focus on CRM and results. He leads a team of Market Analysts and Risk Managers who keep close control of client’s energy positions, whilst providing advice on bespoke energy procurement strategies and market changes to manage costs.

Tom Ellis

Finance Director

Tom is a Chartered Accountant who since qualifying in as an accountant with KPMG has held Finance Director positions in a variety of companies for the last 10 years. Tom joined BIU in 2015 and is responsible for the financial controls, processes and reporting of the business as well as assisting the senior management team and owners on the strategy of the business.