A dynamic leader and entrepreneur, Nick Boyle is founder and CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, the UK’s leading supplier of solar energy. Prior to his current role, Nick spent 20 years at Board and Senior Director level in the retail financial services sector. In 2008 he set up Environmental Energy Investments Limited, which marketed solar and wind power packages to super-high net worth investors.
However, Nick quickly realised that the solar power industry in particular was in serious need of funding, and thousands of ordinary investors were looking for exactly the type of low-risk, affordable opportunity it provided. He brought the two things together by co-founding Lightsource Renewable Energy in 2010. Since then, the company has enjoyed tremendous success, growing from eight employees to nearly 100 in just two years. Summer 2012 saw it hit the 100 MW installed capacity marker – a major milestone and testament to Nick’s innate ability to identify opportunities and build on them.