TNEI plant 400 trees in celebration of 20 year anniversary

4 Mar 2020

On the 10th December last year, TNEI celebrated its 20th Anniversary. From a 3-person operation starting in Newcastle in 1999, combining TNEI with IPSA Power in 2002 and then growing to the 60+ strong team across 4 offices and 2 countries we are today, we are extremely proud of our journey so far and the reputation and good name we’ve managed to establish during that time.

CEO, Nigel Tate, who was involved in the purchase of TNEI and has been with the company ever since says “Back in 2000, renewable energy was still a novel idea for many people and it was something of a gamble for us to acquire and invest in this fledgling renewables consultancy. I certainly never envisaged the changes we’ve seen in public awareness and attitude to climate change during this time and am very pleased that TNEI has played a part in helping to enable this and this is still very much central to our vision of leading the energy industry into a low carbon future.”

At TNEI we have a passion for all things environmental. Planting trees removes pollution from the atmosphere and builds resilience against threats facing the natural environment. Planting a range of tree species enhances structural and functional diversity in woodlands and on city streets, as well as building resistance to pests and disease.

To mark our 20th year of operation, staff from TNEI’s Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow offices headed to Edinburgh last week armed with spades and gardening gloves to plant 400 trees – that’s 20 trees per year of TNEI’s existence!

We were delighted to wake up to bright blue skies and we even had some snow: given the recent wet weather the team were extremely grateful that the sun made an appearance, even if it was a little chilly.

Thanks to the team at Trees for Cities who coordinated the day with Bonaly Country Park staff who coached us in planting our trees perfectly.

Trees for Cities are an UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities, working with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.