THE TEAM

Joe Mann
Head of Biology

Joe is an experienced biologist who began his career specialising in the anaerobic digestion of food waste.  Since then Joe has assisted many operators in maintaining their biological processes and has experience with many different feedstocks from slurries and manures to energy crops and biodegradable industrial products.  Joe leads an expert team of biologists and specialises in finding the cause and remedies of anaerobic biological instability.

Lucy Downes
Biology Manager

Lucy is the main client contact for biological support and spends much of her time talking clients through the results of their feedstock and digester analysis.  Lucy also leads the permitting and regulatory support, ensuring clients are compliant with the regulations.

Chris Bayliss
Maintenance Manager

Chris is the maintenance manager and will often answer the phone when you call Evolution Biogas.  Chris has experience of project management, plant operation and is a highly qualified engineer. 

Tom Mallon
Biological Analyst

Tom organises the laboratory and ensures that all analysis is carried out efficiently and accurately.

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Craig Rogers
Senior Maintenance Engineer

Craig is a senior mechanical engineer and has many years’ experience of working within anaerobic digestion. Craig was the operator of the first food waste anaerobic digester in the UK, and since then he has worked across many different anaerobic digestion facilities becoming an expert in servicing key plant components.

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James Cable
Mechanical Engineer

James is the newest member of the maintenance team and joins the other engineers on plant services.  

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Hope Farndon
Office Manager

Hope splits her time between biological and mechanical assisting with data collation and service administration. Hope also provides RHI sustainability support to a number of clients.

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Jimmy Ellis
Senior Maintenance Engineer


Jimmy has worked within anaerobic digestion for over 30 years servicing and repairing AD plant components. Jimmy is a multi-skilled mechanical engineer and specialises in boiler and surplus gas burners.

Jimmy is fully qualified to enter confined spaces and to operate with breathing apparatus allowing him to carry our gas holder and pressure relief inspections and repairs.

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Steve Pagram
Electrical Engineer

Steve is a skilled electrical engineer who has worked onsite builds, commissioning and is also a qualified site manager.

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Chris Coultas
Electrical Engineer

Chris is a skilled electrical engineer who has worked on building control panels and onsite installation.

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Lisa Hughes 
Head of Finance

Lisa joined the team in 2014 as an Accounts / Administration Assistant and since then has become our Head of Finance. Alongside running the department, she will be working with the Financial Controller to produce Management Accounts and developing new systems. Lisa is currently working towards her AAT certification to advance her qualifications and knowledge within her role.

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Anita Matuszewska
Finance Assistant

Anita has recently joined the team and is on the end of the phone ready to deal with any queries.

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Yasmin Davies
Financal Controller

Yasmin joined the team in 2018. With 15 years in accounting, she will be working closely with the directors and the finance team to maintain financial controls, develop new systems and enhance the production of information that supports commercial decisions.