Young entrepreneur in Cornwall recognised with award

Daniel Rodia, finance manager of Total Energy Solutions
Daniel Rodia, finance manager of Total Energy Solutions

Young energy entrepreneur scoops award

A YOUNG entrepreneur who within 12 months of joining has helped transform the efficiency of a Cornish energy firm, has been recognised for his achievements.

Daniel Rodia, aged 27, has been crowned one of the first ever winners of Cornwall 30 Under 30, a scheme which highlights the region’s brightest young talents.

Daniel is finance manager of Total Energy Solutions, based in Stoke Climsland, and was nominated by Alastair and Kathryn Carnegie, owners of the family-run firm.

Daniel said: “I am delighted to be recognised as one of the first ever winners of Cornwall 30 Under 30. I am sure that many of my fellow award winners will agree that we are quite simply just doing our job, but it is great to know that what you are doing is making a difference.

“It is a fantastic accolade and a great award scheme that recognises future generations of entrepreneurs.”

Kathryn, finance director of Total Energy Solutions, said that in the 12 months since joining, Daniel had taken over all finance and IT operations and dramatically increased the efficiency of the company.

In addition, he has helped establish direct relationships with utility companies leading to a 20 per cent increase in revenue, completed a rebrand of the business and played a key role in redeveloping the website, as well as establishing a social media presence.

She added: “Daniel is a very worthy recipient of a Cornwall 30 Under 30 award. He has joined our team and helped transform the way we operate to make it a slicker, fresher organisation ready for the future.”

Cornwall 30 Under 30 is a new award scheme run by Cornwall Chamber of Commerce in partnership with networking group The Hub, Business Cornwall Magazine and Avanti Communications.

Judges said they were ‘overwhelmed’ with the standard of entries and the quality of young individuals working throughout Cornwall.

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Kim Conchie, said: “We want to highlight the great contribution being made by young people to Cornish commercial life and send a message to local businesses that it’s good to celebrate success and nurture the business leaders of tomorrow.”