Darren Robertson


Darren has worked in the Energy Sector for almost 3 Decades and was the driving force behind many of the Flexible "Risk Managed" Procurement services and supporting software introduced by Trident. Darren has previous experience trading in Oil & Distillates, before moving into Energy and Natural Gas procurement and trading. When out of the office Darren is a keen Festival Goer and enjoys cycling, golf and watching football.

Michael Butterworth


With over 30 years’ experience in energy consultancy, Michael has a breadth of knowledge across many sectors of our industry. His customer care skills and attention to detail ensure Trident deliver exactly what we promise and our customer retention rates are testimony to this. When he isn’t in the office, Michael will either be sat by a lake trying to catch a monster fish, or watching (these days rather than playing!) football.

Dave Slater


Dave has 33 years experience in the energy consultancy industry, most of which time has been spent delivering direct service to customers with regard to the negotiation of their energy procurement contracts. More recently his role at Trident has been to oversee the engineering team. Outside of work David enjoys cycling and supporting his local football team and has a keen interest in literature.

Steve Campbell

Head of Energy Procurement

Steve has almost 2 decades of experience working specifically within the Energy Sector and currently heads our Energy Procurement Team. Having worked for Trident since 2001, Steve is Tridents longest serving employee. Outside of work, Steve manages local Football Team, Lytham Town F.C. and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Derek Tonge

Efficiency & Compliance Team Manager

BSc(Hons); I.Eng; MCIOB; MEI

Derek has well over 20 years of experience working specifically in the area of Energy Efficiency / Compliance within both the Public and Private Sectors. In recent years Derek has completed a three years stint as the Chairman of the North West and North Wales Energy Institute Branch. Outside of work Derek is a VW enthusiast and spends his time refurbishing and showing classic VW campervans

Barry Taylor

Commercial & Mobilisation Manager

Barry has 15 years of experience in the Energy Sector, using his strong project management skills to provide an important bridge between our Business Development and Account Management departments. Barry works with new clients to ensure that their requirements are understood and that our mobilisation process is smooth and hassle-free. Barry is a keen musician, and when not in the office is more than likely to be found with a mandolin, or guitar in hand!

Wes Lowe

Head of IT

With over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry and over 15 years’ experience in software development Wes has been responsible for the design, development and implementation of the key applications that enable Trident to provide excellent service for its clients. Working with his dedicated team of developers he has helped keep Trident ahead of the game. Outside of work Wes is always looking for his next charitable adventure, whether that be climbing, cycling or canoeing.

Claire Markham

Sustainable Energy Manager

MSc (Distinction); B Eng (Hons)

Having started her career in Energy over 23 years ago, Claire Markham has been associated with the Renewable Energy sector for the last 18 years and has been involved in a number of high profile, large scale sustainable technology projects. Outside of work, Claire is a keep fit fanatic and enjoys Amateur Dramatics.

Andy O’Brien

Cost Analysis & Data Services Manager

Andy has worked within the energy and telecommunications sectors and specifically in the area of multi-site portfolio’s, for more than 20 years and he brought considerable portfolio management, data and cost analysis experience to the Trident Team, when he joined the business in 2011. Andy is a family man, a keen Karate student and music lover.