Louise Coles

Partner, Finance and Marketing

Louise joined Empire Engineering in 2018, and alongside keeping our finances in check, her focus is on the smooth running of the business, which allows our engineers to concentrate on what they do best.

About Louise Coles

Louise studied at the University of Leeds, graduating to obtain an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute, a self-governing college of UCL that is ranked number one in the UK for this discipline. She has over 10 years’ experience in the management of both small and large businesses, where her focus has been directed at her passion – environmental sustainability.

Early career

Prior to joining Empire Engineering, Louise gained a wealth of experience in business management. Her early career was spent in the administration of galleries and museums. This was followed by music management, where she managed the careers of some the world’s most renowned classical musicians.

As her experienced developed, she moved into the environmental sector. Her career in this sector has seen her gain a plethora of hands on experience, from working closely with the European Commission delivering Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, ensuring the smooth running of NGOs specialising in wind turbines and reforestation, as well as running Bristol’s very first (and largest) sustainable and independent restaurant.

Professional experience

Louise has been recognised for her efforts in business. Her experience has seen her win a several industry awards, including Institute of Director’s National Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Business of the Year and Customer Service Awards.

Why offshore wind?

Offshore wind is the future. Not only is it a clean and efficient way of delivering the energy that we need, the technical innovations in the field are fascinating. I want my career to have a real impact on improvement of our environment, while contributing to the development of cutting-edge technologies that will ultimately aid this.

Specialist Areas

Accounts, human resources, French employment law, immigration, corporate governance, Foundation Ex, travel and acrobatics.

Connect with Louise

Louise’s Flipchart Friday Video

Flipchart Friday episode 3

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Contracts for Difference

Louise Coles explains the processes involved in a Contract for Difference (CFD), a support scheme to incentivise new build renewable energy projects.

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