Mayor Andy visits a West Midlands success story in Solihull


The Mayor of the West Midlands has enjoyed a fascinating glimpse into the story of one of Solihull’s fastest growing companies.

Andy Street CBE met the leadership team of Enzen Group at the company’s headquarters in Blythe Valley Business Park, Solilhull.

During the visit, the Enzen team explored the Mayor’s strategic priorities for the region, and shared with him the breadth and depth of their offering to utilities.

The energy and water consultancy was incubated at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in 2006, and in the 12 years since it’s expanded to another premises on the park. It’s now become a global organisation running projects in over 70 locations around the world.

While at Enzen, Andy visited the company’s Experience Centre and Applied Research and Collaboration (ARC) Laboratory to understand more about the way Enzen drives innovation.

Manish Jamthe, CEO of Enzen UK, said:

“Andy is a hugely experienced businessman and as Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, he recognises the challenges we face in the region. He is ideally placed to understand the value of sustainable energy solutions for citizens, communities and businesses.”

The Enzen team welcomed the opportunity to share with Andy the solutions it has already used in other parts of the world, and which could also be relevant to the West Midlands.

Andy Street said:

“Enzen is clearly doing some very interesting work, identifying and applying innovative solutions and technologies to increase efficiency while maintaining or improving the quality and sustainability of energy and water supply.

“It’s exciting to know the West Midlands is home to such ground-breaking services that are helping to address global energy challenges.”

As a global knowledge practice specialising in consultancy, engineering, technology and innovation services, Enzen’s purpose as a company is to make energy and water more accessible, affordable and sustainable for all.

Andy Street was elected as the first Mayor of the West Midlands in May 2017. Before becoming Mayor, Andy combined a career at John Lewis, Britain’s most successful workers’ co-operative, with a host of high-profile economic development roles, working with local and national government.