Meet the people
Steve Crow – Managing Director
I am originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne but I emigrated to South Africa with my family when I was fourteen. I spent the next 10 years in a small town just south of Durban on the east coast of the country, called Amanzimtoti. I attended Amanzimtoti High School and then the University of Natal, Durban where I studied Economics.
In 1992 I left South Africa and spent two years working on the South Coast of Spain, then in 1994 I moved back to Leeds in the UK where I met my wife, Teresa. We have three children, Jack 27, Tom 25 and Emily 19.
After a year of settling back into the UK after 13 years away, I joined British Gas in a clerical role. Over the following 12 years I enjoyed a successful career where I moved through the management structure to become a senior manager responsible for the support infrastructure of the £300M turnover Central Heating Installation business.
I took redundancy in 2007 and joined one of the biggest energy efficiency businesses in the country – Markgroup – as their new Operations Director. As a member of the Board, I was part of a team that grew the business from UK based only, turning over £40M per annum, to a business that was operating in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.A. with a turnover of £350M at it’s peak.
In 2017 I decided that the time had come to start a business of my own. I have always been an advocate of energy efficiency and offering support to customers to improve their energy consumption through education and introducing new products to their homes such as Solar PV, and that is the direction the business is taking.
I am an avid football fan and I support Newcastle United, but unfortunately, I don’t get to St James Park anywhere near as often as I would like. My wife and I enjoy our holidays abroad and now that the children are all grown up, we get to spend time, just the two of us relaxing in the sun. We both love Cyprus and it’s our hope to eventually retire there.
Teresa Crow – Director
Originally from Leeds, I am married and have three children Jack 27, Tom 25 and Emily 19.
Having a family meant that I am a late starter career wise and I started working for British Gas in 1995 originally on the contact centre. During my fourteen years with the company I gained experience from many departments, including Central Heating, Contract Administration, Occupational Health and Customer Relations.
In 2009 I decided to take a career break whilst my Husband pursued a career predominantly working away from home. More recently as my children are now adults, I felt it was time to take a step back into the workplace.
In 2017 my Husband and I decided to set up our own business and JTE was started. My strengths are within employee and customer satisfaction and I am looking forward to taking on the new challenges that come with a new business.
Amy Harriman – Business Support Manager
I Left school in Leicester in 2006 and started working for Greggs initially on a part time basis and after 1 year with the company I became assistant manager of 2 stores.
In 2008 I decided I would like a change from retail and started to work for a company called Mark Group on the contact centre. After 12 months I was promoted to Team leader and moved into the survey planning team. In 2010 I decided I wanted to move into the renewables part of the business and while in this department I helped set up the admin central heating division. Two years into this role I was promoted to Office manager where I ran a team of 12 administrators and 2 team leaders.
Whilst working for Mark Group I spent three months, in 2014, working from the Australian branch in Sydney. Although this was a great experience my heart was at home so I returned to England and my previous role.
I met my partner through Mark Group and in 2015 decided to relocate to Leeds where he was based.
I spent the next two years in a couple of managerial roles until in 2017 I joined JTE as the Business Support Manager. This gave me the chance to go back to the work I love in energy saving, but also to have the challenge of helping set up a new business.