Early Career Researcher Training
Nicholas is an innovation and marketing professional with extensive experience across the technology commercialisation and start-up sectors. He is a Founder at Zuas, a leading innovation and enterprise agency, where he leads a team that works with more than 25 universities and research institutes. Nicholas is also a founder and former CEO of a successful biotech start-up. As CEO, he led the company through successful technology development, IP protection, building out the team, raising seed funding and two subsequent equity raising rounds, to the winning of first customers.
Nicholas has also worked to build innovation capability and performance across the humanitarian sector, with UNICEF and the Humanitarian Innovation Fund. He has a business studies degree and a master’s degree in business strategy, both from University College Dublin.
Sustainable Energy Engineering is a family run company, set up in the summer of 2006 by husband and wife team, Stephen and Haley Fairless. The renewable industry was still in its infancy back then and was a difficult field to join. However, with hard work and determination, the company has grown its client base and is now well established in the region, and is now based at Glover Business Park, Washington.
Stephen has gained a wealth of experience as a result of his long service within the electrical and renewable industries. The company’s engineers are trade qualified and follow the JTL Apprenticeship scheme, which is the industry’s leading, national apprenticeship scheme.
Over the years our customers' have come to recognise Sustainable Energy Engineering as a reputable and trusted installer. We still hold the same values, of believing in and building a Sustainable environment for future generations. Our choice is to try and deliver this with good quality, value for money systems, at a fair price.