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John Curtis

John Curtis

Operations Director and Sustainable Marketing

As seen on TV, heard on radio and chairing conferences for the BBC’s CountryFile Live and Channel 4’s Grand Designs Live.

I am proud to be a Go Ultra Low Ambassador, spreading the word about electric and low emission vehicles.

I am one of the UKs leading low carbon, circular economy and sustainability experts, entrepreneurs and journalists, with more energy than the National Grid and more passion than Rasputin.

I hate waste and I love doing things efficiently and effectively.

I host and chair conferences and exhibitions for some of the biggest household names highlighting how we can do things better using less resources. I work with brands such as the AA, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Go Ultra Low, LeasePlan, Ethos Design and Architecture and many more to tell stories and connect suppliers to buyers through engaging written and video content, personal appearances and chat.

I work on a number of high profile sustainability programmes including the Electric Vehicle Industry Association, the UK’s trade body for the industry.

I use my policy experience, gained with the Scottish Government and commercial skills to solve problems for businesses in how they operate in the most sustainable and profitable way by reducing running costs. I have provided expert consultancy to, amongst others, Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and was the author of the Police Scotland Carbon Management Plan, making them the first Police Service in the world to have an aspiration to be carbon neutral.

I am a motoring columnist for the Daily Record and a regular expert on BBC Scotland. I speak at conferences all over the world on the subjects of SMART Mobility, automotive marketing and social media.

I love a challenge, making things happen and working through people.

Specialties: Circular economy, sustainability, motoring journalist, sustainable transport, low carbon vehicles, alternative fuels, Scottish, UK and EU transport policy, hydrogen vehicles, electric vehicles and biofuels. Communication to ministerial and board level, stakeholder engagement, account management, low carbon vehicles and fuels. Conference organiser, speaker and published author. I have a law degree from Edinburgh Uni and am qualified in Prince 2.

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