Two minutes with… Finian Parrick

Who are you?
Finian Parrick, managing director at Zero Carbon Future

What do you do?
Zero Carbon Future supplies biomass boilers and solar thermal systems and as managing director for the company it is my responsibility to make sure we have everything in place to grow the business, satisfy demand and give a first-class service to our installer network.

In a nutshell, I’m responsible for the overall strategy and vision and also take a keen interest in research and development. I guess you could call me an eco-geek!

Where are you?
Zero Carbon Future’s premises are located just off the M5, Exeter, Devon.

How’s business at the moment?
Thankfully, business is really good at the moment. We launched the renewables warehouse a few months ago but have been really pleased with the interest from installers and it seems the word is spreading fast. We recruited Joanna Snell a couple of months ago as account manager who has really helped bring the business on a stage further.

How could it be better?
Without wanting to wish my life away, it would be good to have the first year of ZCF under my belt. Although sales are good right now, you just don’t know what the future holds. So, I guess what I’m looking for is a crystal ball….

Who do you admire in renewables?
ETA Heiztechnik is our chosen biomass boiler supplier and I really admire their continuous dedication to research, development and product improvement.

What’s the best business advice you have received?
Don’t just plan for the here and now, make sure you have a long term vision for your business, and importantly, know how you are going to get there.

How are you going green?
I installed biomass boilers at our training facility and this is used to heat the warehouse too.