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Together charging a brighter future



Franklin Energy aim to be at the forefront of the UK’s transition to electric vehicles by providing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network on a mass scale utilising renewable energy to help decarbonise the UK’s transport system in order to meet stringent emission targets. We aim to be a major charging point operator through deploying >5,000 owned and operated public EV charging points by 2025 across public and private sector estate.

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We aim to see charging centres that operate on a smart grid

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Pioneering the delivery of new products and technologies in the EV charging field

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At the forefront of the UK’s transition to electric vehicles

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To allow the UK to meet its stringent CO2 reduction targets and increase our energy security


In 2016, Franklin launched its ‘LiFe’ charging network, establishing the brand as an integral part of the UK’s rapidly merging EV technology infrastructure. Franklin Energy works closely with strategic location partners to deploy charging points and is also at the forefront of innovation around smart charging including vehicle 2 grid and demand side frequency response.

Franklin Energy’s USP is its ability to be manufacturer agnostic through the firms cloud based back office platform which has been integrated with over 60 different types of charging points from across Europe. This places Franklin Energy in the position of being the first to market new technologies such as wireless inductive charging and high powered charging ahead of competitors. Franklin Energy was the first UK charging point operator to enter into a pan European roaming agreement and offers true roaming across its ‘LiFe’ charging network today.

During 2019 Franklin Energy launched in Republic of Ireland with a number of location partners and the firm plans to position itself as a major charging point operator in this market.


Harry Petch

Operations Manager

Responsible for on-boarding, monitoring and maintaining all chargers, as well as managing Franklin Energy’s rapidly increasing customer base.

Harry oversees CRM and roaming together with IT infrastructure. Harry has 5 years’ previous experience in automotive and IT.

Tom Heagerty

Business Development Associate

Responsible for managing marketing campaigns and inbound sales inquiries as well as generating new business. Tom recently Graduated from the University of Liverpool studying Business and Communications.

His background is in Sales, Marketing and Events Management and supports Franklin throughout these channels.

Chris Petch

Estates Director

Chris Petch is a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years’ experience in property market which has included working for major PLC organisations and private practice; working nationally from offices in both London and Manchester over the period, Chris has been involved in delivering major projects from site acquisition to asset sale.

Notable successes include Middlebrook Bolton, the UK’s largest retail and leisure scheme, roll out of the Asda Living facia and asset managing for landlord and tenant companies including some of the top names, British Land and LaSalle. Chris has come on board at Franklin to oversee new locations, primarily in the retail sector to deploy EV charging infrastructure across a UK wide portfolio. Chris also oversees legal and contractual matters for Franklin.

David Hytch

Head of Strategy and Innovation

David has been active in transport technology and innovation for 28 years David serves on the European Program Committee for the ITS World Congress and as an assessor for Innovation UK on Intelligent mobility and Autonomous Vehicles. He has served on the Automotive Council Technology group, DfT expert panel for Strategic Road development, and Accessible Transport bodies. He was the Chief Information Director function for Transport for Greater Manchester and was a key part of the creation of TfGM to include the strategic Highways activity for Greater Manchester.

In 2018, David has come on board with Franklin as a non-exec advisor for strategy, innovation and public sector relations.

Ryan McGrady


Ryan is a final year Mechanical Engineering Student at Liverpool John Moores University. Passionate about renewables and e-mobility, Ryan's role as Franklin's Analyst sees him carry out site identification and analysis, innovation research and DNO communications.

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