Specialists in urban living, Vita Group is investing into operations team with the appointment of Chris Jones as Group Energy Manager. A new role for the business to support its future growth and safeguard it from market volatility, Jones will manage Vita Group’s energy procurement.
Jones joins the business with over 14 years’ experience in the sector, working for McColl’s, Selfridges and Johnson Controls operations and engineering teams. During this time, Jones worked in a number of areas in the businesses including securing waste, water and electrical contracts and rolling out food recycling projects at McColl’s to defining Selfridges’ green building guidelines.
Jones joins having recently won the Energy Manager Award 2022 from the Energy Manager Association. The Energy Manager Association recognises the winners as having commitment and drive to improve energy efficiency within organisations.
Within his role, Jones will help to develop and deliver the company’s continued commitment to a greener and more sustainable future, this will include working with Vita Group’s operations team to reduce energy and water consumption in its existing assets, as well as managing short and long-term energy procurement in order to deliver savings across the business whilst ensuring supply.
Max Bielby, Chief Operating Officer for Vita Group said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris to the team, the need for both strategic and sustainable energy procurement has never been greater in order to safeguard the business from external risks and deliver against our sustainability goals. Now with Chris at the helm we will be able to minimise any external risks whilst adopting greener behaviours both in procurement and usage, helping to reduce our impact on the world.”
Chris Jones, Group Energy Manager for Vita Group said: “Vita Group has established its reputation as an urban regeneration specialist, creating thriving communities. As the business continues to scale with developments in the UK and abroad, it is important to find ways to reduce our consumption and reduce our impact with greener energy, helping to create more sustainable communities.”