STAFF PROFILE – Alex Driscoll

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Your title isn’t only what you put on your business card; it is what you do with your position that counts.

Name a place you have never been to and would like to visit. Why?

Everest. It’s the highest place on earth so would be an amazing achievement to stand on the top.

Who or what inspires you?

Self-made successful people inspire me, being the likes of Richard Branson, Sid Kidman and Ranulph Fiennes. These people generally take risks to challenge themselves or create any opportunities.

What is one of the biggest challenges facing energy customers today?

The energy market is constantly changing with new technologies, pressure put on the network resulting from the changing energy mix and policy makers struggling to keep up with these changes. As a result, customers are challenged to make energy decisions with such a high level of change and uncertainty. Adding to this, new concepts are constantly entering the energy discussion and consumers are struggling to gain the knowledge to understand the topic and how it impacts them.

What does a typical day look like for you at Edge?

No day at Edge is ever the same for me. One moment I will be contract trading, the next moment I am modelling the forward curve, working on a new project or on the phone providing advice to clients.