PJ Darling (Spark Energy & TenTel)

Nov 24, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

CodeBase | Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR

PJ Darling started his career in Toronto, Canada gaining more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience at Tier 1 advertising and marketing agencies in North America and the UK across various media with a number of large international clients.

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About this event

PJ Darling started his career in Toronto, Canada gaining more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience at Tier 1 advertising and marketing agencies in North America and the UK across various media with a number of large international clients. PJ’s first entrepreneurial venture was as Co-Founder and Director of Sales and Marketing for Blueback, a London-based “minicab” service for which he and the Founder raised £4.4M in equity financing from angel investors in North America and the UK and achieved sales in Year 3 of operations of £7m before moving on to start his own venture. Having moved to Scotland in 2006 in order to raise his young family and to start his own company PJ began his current venture, Spark Energy, after a year of research into the utilities and property management markets. The result has been the growth of Spark Energy as a niche utility company servicing the needs of property management firms and tenants alike across the UK. In it’s current year the company will have revenues in excess of £100m with over 200 staff. With Spark now on a very solid footing, PJ decided to step down as CEO in early 2014 to focus on new ventures with the first new venture, TenTel (www.tentel.co.uk), having launched in August 2014. TenTel provides phone and broadband services across the UK with a focus on residential tenants. PJ majored in Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, is a member of various entrepreneurial networks and enjoys a broad range of sports and country pursuits as well as aspiring to being a prolific wine collector.

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Speaker

  • PJ Darling

    Spark Energy & TenTel

When

When

Monday, November 24, 2014
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Networking and Food
Fireside Chat
Networking

Organizers

  • Dec McLaughlin

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Director

  • Nick Murray

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Co-Director

  • Caro Melendez

    Head of Operations

  • Emma Loedel

    Startup Grind Glasgow

    Director - Startup Grind Glasgow

  • Amy Kelly

    Startup Grind Scotland | AK Marketing

    Head of Marketing

  • Oluwaseun Olabode

    Startup Grind Aberdeen

    Director - Startup Grind Abedeen

  • Alexandra Lloyd

    Startup Grind Scotland

    Edinburgh Events Team

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