Meet The Team

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Steven Kiakowski


Driven to educate the workforce of the future and protect the planet through carbon neutral practices, Steven co-founded The Verdancy Group with Colin in 2015. He recognised the need for habits to change in order to safeguard our planet’s future. The Verdancy Group was founded to drive environmental education and transform practices at home, in the community and within industry.

Steven’s expertise lies in the subject itself, with his knowledge of the industry steering our eLearning materials and business courses. Whether building our brand or poring through the course materials to ensure they are of the highest quality, Steven lies central to business strategy and operations.

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Colin Grieve


A co-founder of The Verdancy Group, Colin brings a wealth of knowledge from his time in the navy and his background in the metal industry. His interests lie in making recycling, sustainability and carbon neutral options clear and straightforward, to help people help the planet.

As a director, Colin’s expertise is in business and environmentalism. When not helping improve business operations, he can be found in our clients’ offices or out in the field supporting our partners.

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Peter Fitzpatrick

Director of Training

With a clear remit to grow our digital presence and eLearning communications, Peter joined our team in 2016. As Director of Training, he provides the educational string to our bow. Invested in protecting the planet by helping organisations reach carbon neutral targets and providing excellent learning opportunities for students, Peter is a natural leader within our team.

With his background in project management and digital learning, Peter’s expertise coordinates our learning resources and ensures we are delivering to the highest levels. Whether speaking at board level with our college and school clients about carbon footprint reduction or helping to steer the right decisions for our learning platforms, Peter is an integral part of The Verdancy Group.

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Kenny Wiggins


Kenny joined The Verdancy Group in 2017 as a board advisor. With a long and varied career, his experience of mentoring businesses and chairing boards, as well as his interest in environmental issues make Kenny a key member of The Verdancy Group senior team.

Kenny is our figurehead for all things commercial and operational. His incomparable expertise helps steer us in the right direction in areas such as strategy, business growth and relationship management. His primary goal is to ensure the highest possible client satisfaction.

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David Stewart

Board and Operations Advisor

Guided by his keen interest in environmental issues, David joined The Verdancy Group as an advisor in 2018. As the company’s unofficial transport enthusiast, he is an avid electric vehicle driver and can easily be drawn into conversation on the subject of carbon footprint reduction. David has held various senior management positions for over 35 years and has extensive experience in distribution, customer care and people development.

David ensures The Verdancy Group has a national footing and has helped us reach the Highlands, Islands and Moray, unlocking our potential in more rural parts of Scotland. Acting as our local representative, he is a passionate member of the team and a strong advocate for our innovative work.

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Kate Grieve

Training and Marketing Manager

Motivated to make a difference for our planet, Kate joined The Verdancy Group in 2018 following over a decade in the telecommunications industry with Sky. Kate is passionate about our environment and believes that more needs to be done to help people reach carbon neutral targets.

Based in our HQ, Kate is primarily responsible for delivering best practice training, coaching and facilitation for our clients. As a CIPD qualified trainer, she works very closely with both our private sector and educational partners to ensure our materials will engage their learners.

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