Head of Investment
Nick Allen is Head of Investment for Vattenfall Heat UK, bringing a wealth of experience from a career as a financial expert with over 20 years of experience in investment banking and the renewable energy space. He has a unique background having worked in both Investment Banking and Central Government in corporate finance, leading large multinational, multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex international infrastructure projects.
Nick is a member of Vattenfall Heat UK's Strategy Team and focused on M&A and financing activity for the company. This includes the acquisition of existing projects for inorganic business growth, such as the Vattenfall Heat UK acquisition of existing heat network assets already built by Bristol City Council, a project which Nick worked on as the finance and commercial lead.
With a deep understanding of renewable energy in the UK and district heating in particular, he has been instrumental in the funding and financing of district heat networks across the country, and also works closely with the Heat Networks Investment Group and is the Vattenfall representative on the INIG.
Nick is passionate about supporting his team to thrive and develop, and as a flexible employer, Vattenfall works closely with its employees to enable them to perform at their best.
Vattenfall fully supports governmental moves to bring heat network customers the same rights and protection benefits currently enjoyed by users of other utilities.
District heating benefits everyone: from the local governments keeping communities thriving, happy and healthy, to the place-makers providing desirable homes fit for the future.
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