23 June 2022

Ready for the roll-out ramp-up: Be.EV appoints Network Manager

Be.EV has appointed Mark Constantine as Network Manager to support an ambitious programme of EV charging installations. The business is planning to get 1,000 new chargers underway in 2022 and expand its geographical footprint from its Greater Manchester heartland across the whole of the North.

Mark’s background is in construction consultancy. He has a strong track-record of delivering complex projects a national and European scale. For example, he led Tesco’s DOT COM EV programme electrifying the supermarket’s delivery van fleet.

In his new role as Network Manager at Be.EV, Mark will manage all contractors involved in the installation, go-live and maintenance of Be.EV’s charging infrastructure.

Asif Ghafoor, CEO of Be.EV, on the appointment: “Our network is about to experience a growth spurt as installations are gathering momentum and we’re signing up new sites. There are lots of challenges every day, but we keep pressing on for our drivers and members. We’ve been bringing on board the right partners and contractors to help us keep pace. Mark will drive all this and make sure we deliver for the region.”

Mark added: “My new role allows me to combine my interest in renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure with my professional experience of delivering complex, challenging projects. Be.EV’s mission is my mission: to massively improve EV charging access in the region and build a community-led network that works.”

Be.EV is the largest EV charging network in Greater Manchester and expanding rapidly across the North, with new sites live or in development in Merseyside, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond. The team is actively looking for sites both on public and private land. Terms are flexible and EV charging solutions are fully funded, including power upgrades and back office. More here