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Meet the Team

We are a family run business with a family feel & sound ethics

We have a team of dedicated employed staff!

We operate from a rural farm buildings in Saighton, Chester. We are a team of 36 and although a large regional specialist installer, have our feet firmly on the ground.

We are transparent and ethical, and are fortunate to be able to class many of our clients as friends; we operate an open door policy at the office and invite clients, both existing and potential, to pop in without appointment.

Lee Stewart and Mike Lowes established the business some 10 years ago having been long term friends prior. They share a passion for the Renewables Industry and Climate Change, and are proud of the positive impact the business has made on the local and wider area over the last decade; they have over 35-yrs combined experience in Renewable Energy system design and installation.

Mike Lowes Design Director

Mike Lowes

Design Director

Mike is a Co-Founder and Director here at Rural and Country, Mike has over 30 years in the Renewable industry and manages our field assessors. Mike can be found in the office submitting planning applications and designs or out on site visiting commercial and agricultural customers. Mikes biggest passion is customer satisfaction, he goes above and beyond to ensure all of our client’s questions and expectations are managed.

Lee Technical Director

Lee Stewart

Technical Director

Lee is also a Co-Founder and Director here at Rural and Country. He is our Technical guru and can be found out onsite running commercial projects but also here in the office. Lee started his career in the industry as a plumbing and heating apprentice, he quickly developed a passion for design and contracts management. Lee’s passion is to see the team go from strength to strength and is an advocate in training.

Richard Operations Director

Richard Powell

Operations Director

Richard is a Director here at Rural and Country and has been a part of the team since 2019.  He oversees the day to day running of the company and co-ordinates our service and maintenance division. Richard is a qualified plumbing and heating engineer and has spent his early career working for large blue-chip companies specialising in procurement and project delivery. You can find Richard in the office ensuring all projects are costed efficiently and completing complex grid designs.

Tia Electrical Solar Manager

Tia Lowes

Installations PV/Electrical Manager

Tia started here at Rural and Country in 2020, she is located in the office and oversees the running of our Solar PV and Battery installations. Tia prides herself in building strong customer relationships and ensuring the installations are completed as smoothly as possible. Tia also manages all of our social media platforms to make sure you can keep up to date with our most recent installations and company news.

Alan Heating Manager

Alan Hughes

Installations Heating Manager

Alan started at Rural and Country 9years ago, he started on the tools as a heating and plumbing engineer and decided that it was time for him to put down his tools and come into the office, he now manages and co-ordinates our heating division, you can find Alan here in the office or out on site training our engineers.

Martyn Technical Surveyor

Martyn Coles

Technical Surveyor

Martyn has been at Rural and Country since 2015, he is our technical surveyor and retrofit assessor. Martyn is extremely dedicated to his role and can be found out on site surveying new installations or in the office completing heat loss calculations and assisting the Managers to ensure each installation is carried out to the highest standard.

Andy Electrical Supervisor

Andrew Woodward

Electrical Supervisor

Andy is our electrical guru, the company decided they needed a dedicated electrical supervisor due to our growth in the commercial sector. Andy brings a vast amount of experience, not to mention his formal qualifications in Solar PV and Commercial electrical installation up to 1Megawatt in size. Since joining the company Andy has completed many recognised solar design courses which he has put into good use on our numerous commercial projects. You can find Andy either in the office or supporting the electricians on site.

Richard Eco4 Manager

Richard Jones

ECO4 Manager

Richard has recently joined Rural and Country as we continue to grow our ECO4 and Flex offering. Richard has a strong background in the ECO4 and is a qualified Domestic Energy and Retro Fit Assessor. He also holds a NVQ level 3 in Historic, traditional and listed buildings energy assessment. His goals for this coming year is to secure Rural and Country’s position as one of the leading suppliers of renewable energy under the ECO4 scheme.

Helen Roberts Accounts

Helen Roberts


Helen has been here at Rural and Country since the very beginning. Helen oversees our accounts department and manages client and supplier accounts. Helen prides herself in her organisation skills and her kind and friendly approach to work.

Jenny Administator

Jenny Kidd


Jenny has been at Rural and Country since 2021 and is vital part of day to day life in the office. Jenny is responsible for all admin related duties from client paperwork to ensuring the company’s fleet of vehicles stay on the road. If you have rang into the office, the likelihood is, you will be familiar with Jen’s voice and warm welcoming.

Jo Administrator

Jo Safina


Jo is our booking administrator, she books and organises the diaries of our five field assessors and two technical surveyors. Jo handles any new customer enquiries and refers them to their local field assessor. With her calm and friendly demine Jo ensures this busy department runs smoothly.

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Barry Vincent

Field Assessor

Barry is our senior field assessor and is part of the furniture here at Rural and country. As well as supporting the other assessors with his vast amount of experience and knowledge, Barry enjoys visiting potential clients in the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire area.

Pete Carlyle Field Assessor

Pete Carlyle

Field Assessor

Pete is one of our field assessors based in the Oswestry. You can find Pete visiting and guiding our potential clients on their renewable requirements in North Wales and the surrounding areas.

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Anna Darwin

Field Assessor

Anna is one of our field assessors based in the Cheshire region of the UK. Anna is currently on maternity leave but you can normally find her find visiting and guiding our potential clients on their renewable requirements.

Andrew The Midlands

Andrew Armitage

Field Assessor

Andrew is one of our field assessors based in the East Midlands of the UK. You can find Andrew visiting and guiding our potential clients on their renewable requirements in the Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

Laurence The South

Laurence Mattingly

Field Assessor

Laurence is one of our field assessors based in the Southern region of the UK. You can find Laurence visiting and guiding our potential clients on their renewable requirements in the Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and the surrounding areas.

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Service Department

Our service department is built up of both Craig and Chris, they have both been with the company for a combined total of 10 years and started as installation engineers. They both have an outstanding knowledge of the industry and carry qualifications such as, their BPEC Heat Pump Level 3 Diploma and their FGAS refrigeration qualification.

Both Craig and Chris are listed as master engineers with leading heat pump manufactures such as Mitsubishi, Samsung, LG and Ecoforest. They are supported via our electrical division on a weekly rotation to ensure all clients, both heating and electrical receive the same outstanding service.

Electrical Heating Roofing Groundworks Installers


A our dedicated employed installers are the true backbone of the company, the team are split into four divisions electrical, heating, roofing and groundworks. This ensures the clients gets a suitably qualified and experienced engineer to complete the installation to the highest of standards.

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