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Peter Hawksworth

Peter Hawksworth

Peter Hawksworth is the CEO of FES' global operations. His wealth of commercial leadership experience has been instrumental in establishing FES as the leading funded lighting solution in the US and UK markets. Prior to joining FES, he spent 10 years as Global CEO of Siemens' Electronic Security Division and the previous 10 years building the UK's largest Electronic Security Rental Integrator and leading it to acquisition.

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Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on September 29, 2020

Sustainable energy solutions for commercial buildings are growing worldwide. Correctional facilities within the United States are making an effort to switch to more sustainable practices, complying with LEED and EnergyStar’s guidelines for energy efficiency. 

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on September 22, 2020

Thecost of running an academic environment is about $243 per square foot. The cost of energy in just grades K through 12 alone is $6 billion in the U.S., second only to salaries. Higher education facilities about 50K square feet use roughly $100K in energy each year. When multiplied out for larger campuses, the statistics are staggering.

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on September 17, 2020

Twenty-nine of the world’s 100 greenest companies are in the United States and Canada. In 2006, fewer than 300 buildings were LEED-certified, meeting the standards for sustainable practices. Today, that number is more than 67,000, and those buildings include office spaces, municipal buildings, convention centers, schools, restaurants, and retailers.

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on September 11, 2020

Sustainability and the health of our environment are essential to many consumers and businesses today. Many people choose brands, products, and employers that are committed to delivering greener solutions.

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on August 27, 2020

Sustainability is more than a trend today. It’s imperative for both SMBs and large global companies. Decision-making with the long-term impact on our planet has several key business benefits:

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on August 20, 2020

Every Owner is Looking for Small Business Savings.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, SMB owners were looking for ways to grow their businesses and reduce expenses. With traffic and sales down in many industries, cutting costs has become even more of an imperative. 

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on August 13, 2020

Keeping Employees and Customers Healthy is More Important Than Ever. As we return to business, offices, restaurants, retailers, schools, and municipal buildings are opening. COVID-19 is still very much a global reality and, although people now accept mask-wearing and frequent hand-washing as a way of life, businesses can do much more to ensure that their teams, customers, and people who pass through their spaces all stay safe.

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on August 04, 2020

Retailers, restaurants, and schools are starting to re-open. Businesses are safely welcoming workers back to their offices. We all need to balance cautious optimism with sound business and cash flow planning to ensure we can weather the COVID-19 pandemic and its financial implications. As You Get Back to Business, Take Smart Steps.

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on July 28, 2020

A business hack is, according to one small business advisor, an “unconventional and creative way to make things happen.”

Peter Hawksworth
By Peter Hawksworth
on July 21, 2020

SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) and industries worldwide are dealing with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has had a huge impact on consumer behavior and spending, workplace operations, and the economy.