Our Team > Private: Keith Budden

Keith Budden is Strategic Partnerships manager at E:ON with responsibility for ECO City Regions.

E.ON is one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies – generating electricity, and retailing power and gas – and is part of the E.ON group, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies. E.ON employs around 10,000 people in the UK and our Head Office is located in Coventry

E.ON’s Energy Solutions business supplies power and gas to over 5 million domestic, small and medium-sized enterprise and industrial customers across the country. With customers at its heart, Energy Solutions also offers innovative energy services and technologies tailored to meet its customers’ needs. The business is designed to help customers become energy fit by encouraging them to insulate their homes, moderate their energy usage and to generate their own power through micro generation systems such as ground source heat pumps and solar panels for both homes and businesses.

Following his studies at the University of London, Keith worked with international development agencies in East and West Africa, where he managed community development and environmental projects.

In 2001 Keith moved to Birmingham to become Director of an Environmental Charity and in 2005 joined Be Birmingham, the City’s Local Strategic Partnership as Head of Sustainability working across the public, private, voluntary and community sector. Keith helped Birmingham win a Green Flag from the Audit Commission for tackling climate change.

Keith established Birmingham Energy Savers, which as the UK’s largest local authority runs the renewable energy and housing retrofit scheme. He managed and developed Birmingham City Council’s commercial waste and domestic recycling programme and delivered a new business model, increasing recycling rates and income generation.

He was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2006 in recognition of his work in tackling climate change, in 2010 he was named as one of the West Midlands Green Leaders and was also presented with the Attwood award for establishing Birmingham Energy Savers.

Keith is the Chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Energy Business Group and the Birmingham Science City Low Carbon Working Group.  He also holds board membership of Midlands Region of Climate KIC, Groundwork West Midlands and the Renewable Energy Technology Alliance and is an advisor to the University of Birmingham.