Tasmin joined Armstrong Energy in March 2018 as Executive Assistant to Alan Yazdabadi and Andrew Newman.
Prior to joining, Tasmin held the position of Personal Assistant & Board Support at South Essex Homes Ltd. for just over 3 years. During her time in this role she assisted the Executive Management Team, provided support to their Board of Directors and Company Secretary, and also undertook office managerial duties.
Tasmin is keen to deepen her knowledge about renewable energy through her work at Armstrong Energy and looks forward to a future with greater reliance on renewable forms of energy rather than fossil fuels.
Michael Hughes joined Armstrong as a Director and Head of Investments in February 2018. Prior to this Michael was a Partner at Downing LLP where he focused on investments in the energy, leisure and lending sectors and was an integral part of the team responsible for growing funds under management at Downing from £200 million to £1 billion.
Initially specialising in leisure and real estate investments, Michael went on to lead Downing into the renewable energy sector in 2010, with initial investments with Future Biogas and Low Carbon Investors (UK) Limited. Michael originated and led more than £250 million of clean tech investments whilst at Downing, including £75 million with Future Biogas and over £100 million into UK and Indian solar projects with Armstrong Energy.
Prior to joining Downing in 2009, Michael was a Divisional Director at Close Investments (part of Close Brother Group plc), where he initially focused on the management of leisure and media Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds and film funds before focusing on the structuring and management of UK and pan-European real estate funds.
Michael holds a degree in Geography and is a qualified FCCA (2000).
We are pleased to announce that Armstrong has successfully raised £1.5m into Pharmol (Holdings) Limited, significantly beating the target of £1m in a very short marketing period. These funds will allow Pharmol to purchase land in India and progress with the permitting work required to develop a proposed ethanol plant.
We have also raised a further £350k into St James’ Construction Limited to bring the total EIS fundraising up to £4.8m.