Groundwork Joins Speaker Line Up at ‘Understanding how to transition to EVs’ event

Advertising board for free event

Groundwork Director Greville Kelly has been announced as part of the speaker line-up at the ‘Understanding how to transition to EVs’ event.

The event takes place on Tuesday 21 May at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port.

The Cheshire West and Chester Council event, which will help local businesses to save money and reduce emissions by switching to electric vehicles (EVs), closely aligns with Groundwork’s projects to support business investment in infrastructure as part of the journey to net zero.

  • It’s a FREE event supporting businesses to make the switch to electric vehicles
  • Other speakers include Stellantis, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Green Car Guide, Energy Saving Trust, SP Energy Networks and Groundwork
  • Opportunity to test drive the latest EVs



David Thornton, Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles), Cheshire West and Chester Council
Sarah Bailey, CEO, West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce

EVs & business benefits

Paul Clarke, Founder & Editor, Green Car Guide.

Understanding EV charging options and grants for business

Richard Mallender, Regional Account Manager with the Local Government Support Programme, Energy Saving Trust.
David Thornton, Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles),Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Moving to a net zero electricity network

Rachel Shorney, Strategic Optimisation Team Manager, SP Energy Networks.

Cheshire West and Chester Council charging update

David Thornton, Principal Transport Planner (Electric Vehicles), Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Transitioning to EVs – local business case studies
Transition to eHGV

Matthew Farrell, Farrells.

EV fleet and workplace charging in practice

Greg Watson, Health & Safety and FM Manager, EA Technology.

How EVs are part of a business energy audit around renewables

Greville Kelly, Director, Groundwork CLM.

Transitioning to an EV factory

Dianne Miller, Ellesmere Port Plant Director,  Stellantis.


In addition to the main presentations running from 8am to 10am, there will be specialist presentations from 10am on subjects such as developing local EV charging infrastructure through the forthcoming new LEVI (Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure) charging network.

Test drives of the latest electric vehicles will also be on offer, as well as the ability to talk to organisations offering solutions in areas such as EV chargers, renewable energy and sustainable transport.

Event delegates will receive a free Electric Vehicle Business Toolkit, providing essential information for organisations about EVs and charging.

Following the business breakfast presentations, the event will be open to the public from 10am to 1pm.

Secure Your Free Place

The ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event takes place from 8am to 10am and includes breakfast refreshments.
Businesses need to register:


Header image: David Thornton, Cheshire West and Chester Council (at left) and Paul Clarke, Green Car Guide, will be speaking at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event.

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Stellantis Ellesmere Port will be one of the organisations presenting at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event

A range of EVs will be available for test drives at the ‘Understanding how to transition to Electric Vehicles’ event

Outside the Stellantis plant in Ellesmere Port
A range of EV vehicles