Get to know Keith Hounsell

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What is your current job and how long have you been doing it for?

Managing Director Green Acorn Energy Solutions for 4 years, as well as couple NED, advising roles

What does a typical day at the office look like for you?

The day always starts with a decent coffee and check emails, then it will balance between working with current clients on their power provision (mainly UK) and how we can assist with the long term strategy, liaising with our power aggregators, equity & VC partners who fund some projects with us, also checking up on progress with possible clients and the financial modelling that goes with that, few days a month I will be in either in London, Scotland or the South West directly meeting or speaking at events.

If you weren’t doing your current job what would you like to do?

Own a vineyard ideally South of France, although Marlborough region in New Zealand has a big draw!

What was your first job?

Working on a farm in Dorset

How long have you been involved in YBG and what you have you got out of being a member?

About 6 months and due to unexpected event in January meant I have not been able to attend recent events but am looking forward to meeting other members.

What is your favorite thing to do in Guernsey?

Island cycling as you get 2 benefits of health and excellent views, decent group of restaurants, although my weakness is the Fermain Beach Cafe, its just perfect!

Which three people would you have at your dinner table and why?

Deborah Meaden, because her business head, heart and ethics are well aligned and cuts through the fluff, Will-i-Am, he is a really cool guy in all senses, has a great business head, fantastic background & upbringing and is very well aligned with modern life for all age groups and demographics, finally Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage, very interesting life history to date and good example of a 11th hour business save! also knows how to party so when its gets bit slow he would soon bring it to life!

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