Meet the BEE Team - Ashwin Patel


This month we meet Ashwin Patel who is a BEE Anglia Advisor covering Breckland, West Norfolk & Kings Lynn

What’s your favourite thing about BEE Anglia?

My favourite thing is knowing that the project is having a real impact in the fight against climate change in terms of cutting down carbon emissions. But also, rewarding those businesses that do cut their emissions with cost savings and grant funding. They should be rewarded for doing the right thing. 

What did you do before working at BEE Anglia?

I was working in a shoe distribution warehouse.  I have since gone back and visited them for a BEE audit! Before that I was a project officer at Southend Borough Council working on a EU funded sustainability project for schools. 

What would you be doing if you weren’t at BEE Anglia?

If I hadn’t chosen sustainability as a career choice then I would probably be working in international development or something related to politics. 

What’s your favourite place in the world?

I’m a Norwich City fan so I would have to say Carrow Road! 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

The TV dating show Take Me Out. I have no idea why! Haven’t watched it in a while mind you… Honest. 

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?

The ability to be able to stop all of the world’s poverty. Not sure if that is a superpower but let’s go with that! 

Tell us something about you that we couldn’t guess

I recently appeared on a TV programme on BBC One about stress where I had to perform a Take That song. Thankfully my singing wasn’t aired, I don’t think I would have been able to of lived that one down if it was! Not that I am particularly stressed, I do yoga once a week which definitely helps! 

Thanks Ashwin.  Head back next month to meet another member of the BEE Team.

Ashwin Patel