Ian Wrigley FRSA is a serial entrepreneur and inventor best known for his innovations within the Energy Saving Business; he is currently a director and shareholder of three successful companies, including the energy saving company Enigin PLC, in addition to managing his own property portfolio in both the UK and overseas.
In 1982 Ian established a distribution outlet in the North of England, and commissioned the first installations for the Digistat electronic domestic heating controller.
Ian then jointly developed a range of electronic Building Management Systems which were subsequently installed and commissioned in hundreds of factories, offices and nursing homes throughout the UK.
In 1987 Ian was introduced to the potential of intelligent motor control by the late Colin Rowe. NASA had already licensed the use of its patented motor controller to several North American companies, which led to various incarnations of ‘reactive’ fixed speed single phase torque controllers, that in most cases had to be pre-set by an engineer which all too often proved problematic.
However, the principle of controlled voltage and improving power factor as a means of saving energy was now irrefutably proved. Over the next five years Ian, and his team, jointly developed the world’s first truly intelligent, fixed speed, dynamic motor controller.
In 1992 his company manufactured and distributed their intelligent, fixed speed, dynamic motor controller to a waiting global market, which has been successfully sold in over 70 different countries.
In 2006 Ian divested himself of his interest in his previous company (although still a director and shareholder of the parent company) thus enabling him to concentrate on developing the real-time energy monitor Eniscope and related products with his new company Enigin Plc, who have dramatically improved their trading figures each year despite recession.
Stephen has worked in the media and multimedia sector for many years, including 15 years in professional football (soccer). He moved over to energy saving, energy efficiency and other related subjects six years ago, becoming a regular contributor of text and video content for many websites and blogs.
Working closely with innovative firm Enigin plc Stephen continues to monitor and keep up-to-date with what is happening in the energy saving business, bringing a fresh outlook to many news and features.