Cleantech East facilitates the Cleantech East Cluster Leadership Group for Cleantech & The Clean Economy. This is made up of the following business members.



Richard Carter & Benedict Orchard

Richard is the Head of Finance and Sustainability and Ben is the Environmental Sustainability Manager at Adnams, an award-winning regional brewary and distillery based in Southwold.

Anglia Capital Group

Marcus Armes 

Supported by the New Anglia LEP, the Anglia Capital Group provides private investment for Start-ups and Early Growth Stage businesses with innovative technology at their core.

Connected Energy

Matthew Lumsden

Matthew has over 15 years experience in the low carbon energy and transport sectors and has since founded Future Transport Systems in 2009 and Connected Energy in 2014.


Gary Atkinson

Gary is working to bring the Internet of Things to reality, making infrastructure smarter and more efficient.

Hethel Innovation

Clive Dopson

Clive has worked extensively across the auotomotive industry, previously being the Managing Director of Lotus cars. Clive is now a Director of Hethel Innovation.

New Anglia LEP

Julian Munson

As the Head of Enterprise Zones and Innovation for the New Anglia LEP, Julian leads the team responsible for the Enterprise Zones across Norfolk and Suffolk.


James Dunning

With over 18 years experience in the utility sector, James now leads Syrinix, which is combining ICT and innovative engineering to create sensors which are able to detect faults in pipelines.

The Adapt Low Carbon Group

Saffron Myhill-Hunt

Saffron joined the Low Carbon Innovation Fund and now, as manager of the Adapt Innovation Funding team, has played a major role in delivering the Fund and completion of 24 investments.


Jon Gunn

Tufeco’s buildings are engineered from recycled glass bottle waste, offering a new way of building to the UK construction industry. As Founder and CEO, Jon is leading this innovation. 


Susan Falch-Lovesey

Previously working at the National Trust and Norfolk County Council before joining Vattenfall, Susan has had over 25 years of success in enhancing environmental, learning and skills development across New Anglia. 


Cleantech East CEO

Simon Coward

With a background in engineering and manufacturing management, Simon has years of experience. 

Cleantech East Chair

Mark Aspinall

Mark is Director of Extremis Technology and a serial entepreneur who is passionate about Cleantech.

Cleantech East Coordinator 

Katherine Lower

Katherine is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Geography at
Bournemouth University. Currently, Katherine is completing her
1-year placement as the Sector Development Coordinator, for
Cleantech & Low Carbon Economy, based within Hethel
Innovation. Katherine is passionate about low-carbon
technologies and sustainability.


Through key contact and Sector Development Coordinator, Katherine Lower, Cleantech East is delivered as part of the ERDF-funded Innovation New Anglia project, which is led by Hethel Innovation and delivered across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Contact Katherine via:

Email: klower@hethelinnovation.com

Phone: +44 (0) 1953 425 137