Arlington Energy (Arlington) is pleased to announce that its co-founder and director, Matt Clare on Friday won the Astute Finance and Investments award at the 21st Century Icon Awards Gala Dinner.
The award recognises Matt as someone who has carved a name in the financial services world by leveraging new technologies, transforming the customer experience or by carving a niche.
Arlington Energy has this year secured a £330m funding facility to build battery energy storage and gas peaking facilities around the UK. Through hard work by the Arlington team, the first 40MW battery storage facility, one of the largest in the country, goes live next month in Bedford. Arlington’s first gas peaking asset of 20MW and based in Sheffield, also goes live in October. Arlington will be able to support the National Grid with power during peak periods through what is set to be a potentially interesting winter for the UK grid.
Arlington has already secured 40 sites around the UK, some of which have planning permission, and in the next 12 months expects to have constructed 200MW of power storage and generation.
The winner of this award last year was Sanjeev Gupta who founded Liberty House Group, is an ambassador to HRH Prince Charles and controls the Gupta Family Group Alliance which has revenue of around USD 15 billion.
The judges for the awards this year included Baroness Verma of Leicester, William Asprey – Chairman of William & Son, Dr Amin Jaffer – Senior Curtor of Al Thani Collection, David Sayer – Vice chair of KPMG, Nick Ogden – Founder and Chairman of ClearBank, Stephen Ball – Global Lead Partner at KPMG, Ibukun Adebayo – Co-Head Emerging Markets International Markets Unit London Stock Exchange, Hugo van Vredenburch – Chairman of Interactive Investor, Tim Jones CBE – Executive Director (MD) of Tata Limited, Tom Tyler – Global Head of Sales at Elite, Denise Lewis- British Olympic Champion and Tessy Ojo- Chief Executive Officer of the Diana Award.