Key Individuals

Lawrence Santangeli
Managing Director

Lawrence has over 25 years successfully developing and delivering complex physical and people-based innovative regeneration projects in partnership with some of the UKs largest companies bringing together investors with local communities and local authorities to benefit and grow local investment. Lawrence has supported Laing O’Rourke (Sustainability, the New Alder Hey Children’s Hospital £350m), Barratt Homes Newcastle, Keepmoat and Newcastle City Council (redevelopment of Scotswood £1.5 billion), EON (investment in low carbon solutions within the Liverpool City Region). Previously, Lawrence served as the CEO of the Eldonian Group Ltd in Housing, Energy and Commercial Premises where he developed the North Liverpool South Sefton Strategic Regeneration Framework that attracted £130M of new investment. His lead further attracted £4M for CHP energy solutions across North Liverpool in a £28M infrastructure regeneration project. Lawrence also served as a Director on the Liverpool City Council Smart City Board. Most recently as lead support in the development of a £100M housing project alongside Prism PRS LTD, Galliford Try and Keepmoat to build-out 850 new homes for rent throughout the UK.

Steve Marsh
Commercial Director

Steve Marsh is a co-founder of Ener-Vate Consultancy Ltd, which he helped establish as a market leading independent consultancy practice within the decentralised energy sector, with particular expertise in District Heating. Steve brings a wealth of technical, commercial, project development and project management skills. Previously, Steve has served in senior positions within E.ON UK focused on the development and implementation of decentralised and renewable energy infrastructure including major Public Private Partnerships and PFI investments. Steve’s early career success was shaped from his technical engineering apprenticeship from which he went on to hold senior management positions within leading international manufacturing, distribution and commercial business based in the UK and Europe. Steve has extensive knowledge, hands-on experience and expertise in creating and developing international businesses having grown export markets within Europe, Middle East, Far East and South Africa in his manufacturing leadership roles. Steve is a qualified Mechanical and Production Engineer and proven business Commercial Director.

Steve Hunt
Development Director

Steve Hunt is a co-founder Ener-Vate Consultancy, which he helped establish as a market leading independent consultancy practice within the decentralised energy sector, with particular expertise in District Heating. Steve is an accomplished Business Development Director with a proven track record with many years’ experience in the decentralised energy sector. Previously, Steve served in senior positions within E.ON UK across their distribution and latterly within the low carbon decentralised energy market. Steve has extensive proven experience in identifying and developing projects from concept stage through to investable and deliverable schemes.