About Us

About Owens Insight

Owens Insight was formed in 2010 by Nick Owens, initially as a general business consultancy, before focussing on home retrofit and renewable energy advice.

Nick has over 7 years’ experience in advising on home renewables and retrofit and over 30 years general business consulting experience with Ernst & Young , PwC and Owens Insight.  

Nick has an MSc in architecture and sustainability, plus additional qualifications and experience in ‘carbon lite’ retrofit from the Association of Environmentally Conscious Building, and a diploma in Housing Retrofit and Risk Management from the Retrofit Academy.

Retrofit Experience

In 2020-21 Nick worked on a ‘deep retrofit’ of his own house, reducing its heating demand by 87% and improving its air quality by installing a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system.

Nick is also Chairman of HKD Energy, a community benefit society in the Hassocks, Ditchling and Hurstpierpoint area of West Sussex, that seeks to promote renewable energy and energy self-sufficiency in the locality. HKD Energy recently helped Adastra Hall in Hassocks fund the acquisition of solar panels and battery storage.

Additionally, he is a director of OVESCO Limited and of OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools, which are similar community-owned companies working in the Lewes area of East Sussex. 

Our Mission

To help homeowners across Sussex and the Southeast of England transform the energy efficiency of their homes.

Our Values

We aim to deliver our very best work every single day across our services.