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Formed in 2001 in Sheffield, Powerstar is a market-leading smart energy solutions manufacturer.

More of everything we do is becoming automated & electrified, and at the same time we shift to greener, sometimes less reliable forms of power generation. This has led to real concerns about power reliability (blackouts and brownouts etc.) & quality (voltage dips, frequency issues etc.)

Businesses generally have 2 choices. Hope that governments solve these issues quickly or ensure their own energy resilience. At Powerstar we’re committed to helping businesses achieve the latter and take their energy into their own hands.

Through extensive investment into research and development, we have developed an impressive range of advanced hardware and software from super low-loss transformers, to patented voltage optimisation, and battery energy storage with site-wide Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) capabilities. All are manufactured at our facilities in Sheffield and Bromsgrove in the UK.

Our main capabilities lie in the management of customer’s power, with sophisticated control systems and software to manage on-site power flows effectively and intelligently to make your power greener and cheaper.

Together, let us solve the energy trilemma, and let Powerstar make your power more reliable, affordable, and sustainable For an overview of what we do and how we do it, download our brochure using the button below.

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Leadership team

Our Board of Executive and Non-Executive Directors offers a wealth of experience and knowledge across every area of our business markets.



Solon assumed the position of CEO in February 2023, intent on continuing to lead the business through a period of rapid growth. Previously, Solon oversaw all product development, product optimisation, technical issues and R&D. This encompassed numerous engineering disciplines, from large scale power engineering and design to micro-scale engineering such as PCB design. Solon holds a Masters in Chemistry, which includes research projects in organic electronics, and is also a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Directors.



David Seabridge joined the Powerstar team as Chief Financial Officer in September 2022 and is responsible for all company finances, FP&A activity and Human Resources.

A qualified accountant with over 20 years of senior Board Level experience in financial, commercial and operational roles in high growth and complex businesses where he has been key to strategy and market development.

He has a reputation for driving fast, sustainable, profitable growth both organically and through the identification, execution and integration of acquisitions and building value for shareholders

David has a proven track record of implementing change management initiatives through deep involvement in the company’s operations, sponsoring critical appraisals of all aspects of each business unit and introducing continuous improvement methodologies.



Colin is International Partner at SCF Partners. Prior to that, Colin served as Head of International Energy Investment Banking at Simmons & Company International.



Steve is the former CEO and current Chairman of TPI Composites and led the company to become the largest independent global wind blade manufacturer, with over 15,000 employees.

He also recently helped spearhead the creation of the newly established American Clean Power Association (ACP).

Leadership Team

Our commitment to innovation, investment in people, and customer-focused approach is fostered by the combined abilities of our leadership team and continues to underpin and drive our status as market leaders. Our leadership team also includes:


Simon Port

Simon joined Powerstar as Head of Design in March 2022,  In October 2022 he became the Head of Design and Engineering, responsible for keeping those departments working together to improve productivity. A Member of the IET, Simon has years of experience in the Oil and gas industry and extensive knowledge of Low Voltage AC System and  DC systems, leading to him being a recognised professional in the electrical field.

Driven by a growth mindset and attention to detail resulting in a passion for electrical engineering,  Simon has a proven track record of leading engineering teams with a strong focus on accuracy and integrity.


Gemma Quinn

Gemma joined Powerstar as the HR Manager in May 2023.  Gemma is an experienced and commercially orientated HR professional who is used to working at a strategic level with senior leaders and as a business partner across a general HR remit, having spent over 20 years working in the discipline across various sectors.

Gemma is responsible for developing the HR function at Powerstar and providing support to the wider business on all people-related matters such as employee relations, recruitment, talent and succession development, reward, organisational design, policy, culture and change.

Olivia Zeng


Olivia Zeng

Since January 2021, Olivia has been the Head of Technical at Powerstar. She is passionate about driving innovation and technical excellence within the company. Olivia directs and supports her team in developing advanced modelling, simulation, and AI algorithms, creating and implementing customised control strategies, designing PCB control boards, and developing SCADA systems for a range of applications, including smart grids, large-scale UPS, energy saving and optimisation systems.

Olivia leads her team to work closely with other departments in delivering sound technical solutions for commercial projects. Prior to her current role, Olivia served as a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) associate at Powerstar, starting in June 2016, before transitioning to the role of Product Development Engineer at Powerstar in November 2019.

With a PhD in Power System and Control Engineering and an impressive portfolio of papers, patents, and software copyright, Olivia brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her current position. She joined the South Yorkshire Network Young Professional with the IET, and is now pursuing a Leadership and Management diploma.


Jason Marais

Jason came from a background of electrical installation of UPS & Diesel generators (and many other sectors) as well as all their respective switchgear & controllers.  He spends a lot of time studying, in particular, the regulations associated with the industry & continually tries to improve his knowledge.

In 2023, Jason won the eFIXX top 30 under 30 award for electricians.

Nacer Bekhouche


Nacer Bekhouche

Nacer joined the Powerstar team in 2019 in manufacturing. After gaining knowledge and an understanding of the systems he quickly gained responsibility and career development moving from manufacturing to management.

Proving to be a valuable and hard-working member of the business with a strive for continuous improvement, Nacer has headed the Asset team since early 2023, responsible for maximising the uptime of all the VO and BESS systems.

Nacer holds a BEng degree in electrical and electronic engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.



Graham Bailey

Graham Bailey joined the Powerstar team as General Manager of our Bromsgrove transformer manufacturing facility in August 2022.

Graham has a proven track record of success in U.K and overseas in operational, manufacturing and logistics roles over 25 years. He possesses a strong background in electrical/electronic manufacturing. Graham has also gained valuable diverse experience in the precision engineering, warehouse and logistics sectors. A change agent, he has worked as a consultant to both start-up and evolving businesses prior to joining Powerstar.

A results-orientated and success-driven professional with excellent business planning skills. A green belt in six sigma, he adopts a methodical and analytical approach to solving problems.

Graham is qualified in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical engineering. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in management as part of an MBA course.

Chris Boyd


Chris Boyd

Chris has a proven track record of over 30 years’ manufacturing experience in a variety of industries, including Aerospace, Defence and Oil & Gas, with multi-site responsibility both UK and Worldwide based.  Additional responsibility for Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental systems have been undertaken, whilst also ensuring that Lean Manufacturing and Change Management activities have been implemented to make business and process improvements throughout.

With a strong hands-on leadership approach and extensive knowledge of many industries, networking and communication skills have provided businesses and teams with management that is clear and precise, directional, and guided. The ability to develop staff and staff/team relationships has resulted in a more focused and productive environment

What our customers say

“Powerstar identified waste that we did not think we had. They diligently overcame issues during commissioning and have provided us with a fault-free system that saves what they promised.”

MARK BOXALL Managing Director Tetra Pak CPS Ltd

“Powerstar has been a major part of our comprehensive energy efficiency programme. It is perhaps the simplest and most effective way to instantly save energy and therefore we would highly recommend Powerstar systems.”

MARK ORPIN Head of Energy Management ASDA Supermarkets

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