What is A Word About Wind?
A Word About Wind began life as a newsletter service for time-poor wind industry professionals, giving them the most important and pertinent global industry and finance intelligence, with expert commentary, in three weekly emails.
Now read by over 2,500 people each week, our community is made up of some of the very best finance houses, banks, venture capitalists and private equity investors in the world. In industry we reach the inbox of board directors and senior managers within world-leading wind energy and renewable businesses. In government our intelligence and insight is trusted by civil servants, policy makers and departmental chief executives.
More than just news and insight
Our subscribers and members benefit from an extensive and growing programme of focused industry reports that provide key industry insight and analysis. Our flagship report is The Top 100 Power People – an annual report that has become a must-read for new market entrants and established industry stalwarts looking to quickly understand and assess where the real influence within the global market sits.
In addition, throughout the year the membership platform hosts, manages and runs a regular programme of networking events around the world. These include Quarterly Drinks, a London based evening networking programme, taking place every three months, that this year are being delivered in partnership with Swiss Re at their iconic London headquarters at 30 St Mary Axe.
On top of this our annual Financing Wind conference provides an opportunity to engage with some of the biggest hitters in wind, through an exciting and vibrant program of presentations and panel discussions.
These exclusive events are a fantastic way of building and maintaining relationships with key industry influencers within the finance development and manufacturing space. Feedback suggests that the facilitation of these events alone often leads to genuine business development and investment opportunities for those that attend.
Meet the team
Adam Barber, Managing Director and Founder
A recognised industry commentator within the finance and renewable energy markets, Adam left a City-based investor relations firm to found A Word About Wind in 2010. The business now forms a part of parent company, The Tamarindo Group. Having first published A Word About Wind in November of that same year, Adam remains an active participant and commentator on the conference circuit and plays a key role in the strategic development of the membership platform and service.
Paul Dalton-Borge, Board Director
Paul has a background in delivering digital marketing, content and public relations campaigns for brands, businesses and government. He applies this experience to the business, commercial and digital strategies for A Word About Wind, helping us to deliver the content and tools our subscribers and members want.
Richard Heap, Editor
Richard has spent his whole working life in business journalism, focusing on sectors including energy, property and technology. His previous roles include assistant editor at award-winning magazine Property Week; and research manager at Sunday Times Fast Track. He joined A Word About Wind in early 2014, and focuses on delivering vital financial news, insight and analysis.
Joe Gulliver, Business Development Manager
Joe comes from a commercial background, having led business development and client management in a number of specialist sectors. Joe spends his time helping subscribers, members and advertisers get the most out of the A Word About Wind platform.
Ilaria Valtimora, Analyst
Ilaria joined A Word About Wind as an analyst in October 2016. Ilaria's background is in economics and banking, and she started her career working for some major Italian banks. Before joining A Word About Wind, she spent three years at forex broker Fidelis, analysing and writing about foreign exchange markets for private clients and media groups including Bloomberg.
Matt Rollason, Client Services Manager
Matt joined A Word About Wind in January 2017. Matt has a background in developing successful business strategies and commercial partnerships within the tech space. He applies his experience to the A Word About Wind platform by focusing his time on; driving membership growth and engagement, managing relationships and ensuring a quality service is met at every level.
María Crespo Apastagui, Events Coordinator
Hailing from Spain, María has a background in arts and culture PR and uses her exceptional organisation skills to play the lead role in delivering our series of events across the year including the Quarterly Drinks networking events, the Financing Wind conference and more.
Across our portfolio of content we offer a number of advertising opportunities for organisations that have something relevant to engage the community with. To find out more, get in touch and ask for a media pack.
If you’re a recruiter or in-house HR professional then we can help you find the right caliber of candidate for your roles. Each week we include a select and small number of senior career opportunities in our newsletters. Get in touch to find out more.