Emilie Ehretsmann joins BVG Associates as Junior Associate

25 July 2018 Consultancy.uk

BVG Associates has grown its team of consultants with the appointment of Emilie Ehretsmann. Specialising in renewable energy engineering, Ehretsmann will take on a Junior Associate position with the Wiltshire-based consultancy.

Founded in 2006, BVG Associates is a global, independent wind and marine energy generation consultancy. Headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, the firm focuses on providing clients with business, economic and technological advice, delivering insight from a headcount that makes up over 150 staff years of industrial experience in the renewable energy industry. The team has won itself a global client base spanning Government, enabling bodies, turbine manufacturers, developers and investors through to the entire supply chain.

As the firm looks to further grow its talent pool, and expand on its existing expertise, BVG has appointed Emilie Ehretsmann as a new Junior Associate. Ehretsmann’s CV boasts a strong understanding of the offshore wind industry, especially in wind turbine installation and logistics, having most recently worked as a Projects Simulation Student Assistant in Installation and Logistics for Wind Offshore operations with Vattenfall, following more than a year as a Wind Turbine Generator Package Technical Assistant with renewable energy firm Nordsee One, in Hamburg, Germany.

Emilie Ehretsmann joins BVG Associates as Junior Associate

It was during this time in Hamburg that Ehretsmann also completed her Master of Science in Integrated Climate System Sciences at the local university. Ehretsmann is also multilingual (fluent in French, English and German) and holds dual Swiss/US nationality, having been born in San Diego but spending much of her life in Europe.

At BVGA, she will now help to deliver projects to clients, including research, analysis and report drafting, using the BVG network to engage with the industry to obtain latest information and insight into current trends and thinking. She will also play a key role in developing in-house tools, databases and knowledge management processes, working to keep the firm’s in-house knowledge up to date, drawing on BVG’s senior staff, knowledge databases and extensive industry network to access information and insights in order to do so.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.