One Home is run by a team of dedicated energy, environment and communication experts who are passionate about promoting low-carbon lifestyles to reduce climate change and adapt to extreme weather events.
One Home was founded by Angela Terry MSc MEI, an environmental scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the renewables industry before forming One Home to mainstream climate action. Angela was a pioneer of community energy in the UK as Development Director for Energy4All. She was also head of wood fuel for the Forestry Commission, policy manager for RES, and a carbon scientist in New Zealand.
“Knowing that the solutions to climate change exist, yet watching greenhouse gas emissions increase every year is frustrating but it also inspired me to set up One Home to raise awareness of the choices and power we have as individuals. We also need to urgently increase resilience in our communities due to the climate emergency hence our continual focus to work with the media to accelerate climate action.”
Having worked in sustainability and business ethics for more than 20 years, Sophie understands the complexities of balancing profits and principles. A creative problem-solver and sustainability enthusiast, she is keen to find and explore ways to build better futures for all of us.
Sophie always seeks to engage and collaborate with others. After all, we’re all in this together and the more knowledge and know-how that we can share with one another, the better.
Amongst other involvements, Sophie is a Fellow of the RSA and Chair of Trustees for the Bath & West Community Energy Fund.
Sue Amiel leads One Home’s regional PR activity in the south west, securing opportunities across the media as well as advising on wider profile raising and political opportunities. Sue has a wealth of PR experience, having worked agency-side for more than 20 years directing numerous campaigns and projects, Sue says:
“I’ve worked in the environmental sector for many years but I’m really enjoying using my PR skills to effect the change we, as a society, need if we are to combat climate change. It’s a huge motivator, knowing that my work is helping to influence behaviour and get people thinking about different ways of doing things.”
Melissa is a former Financial Times journalist, who’s also freelanced for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and The Herald in her native Scotland.
She has a background in London agency PR, working for global brands like Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Danone, Ikea and Marks & Spencer. However, when she became a mum she had an environmental wake-up call. She decided to change her whole career – because she didn’t want to one day tell her daughter that she hadn’t done everything she could to keep our planet liveable. She combines her writing skills and PR knowhow with her knowledge of the environment, renewable energy and plant-based diets.
Maricel has 7 years of experience working in climate change research. Her PhD thesis and work at the British Antarctic Survey focused on past climate and oceanographic changes in the North Atlantic and Antarctic Peninsula.
As the former Executive Officer for the Climate Parliament, Maricel helped to deliver international parliamentary events on the clean energy transition, bringing together legislators and industry experts to help accelerate the global move to a low-carbon economy.
Maricel has also previously worked as a freelance Science Editor, helping to improve the written communication and publication of novel research articles in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Bieneosa is a seasoned public relations professional who thrives on managing reputation, engaging diverse audiences and providing strategic counsel. She is Head of Corporate Communications at Centrica and co-chair of Centrica's Women's Network.
She has a passion for social justice and diversity in all its forms. She was a member of the PRCA's Access Commission and co-founded a not-for-profit organisation, Ignite, that operated for five years to promote the benefits of cultural diversity in PR.
She has been a judge for several PR industry awards, including PRmoment's ESG awards, and is a mentor for Women in PR. Bieneosa has also been recognised in The PROPEL 100 – The Most Influential In-House PR Professionals In The World 2021.
Samantha is a dynamic, creative and commercial business leader specialising in developing and executing new ideas from strategy through to launch.
She is currently a freelance consultant supporting companies and public authorities with decarbonisation strategies including smart local energy market designs. Prior to this, she led Bristol Energy's Innovation and Energy Services division to support Bristol Energy’s core energy supply business across key decarbonisation pathways: heat, local energy systems, energy efficiency and mobility. Samantha has developed new growth strategies, propositions and pilot programmes for blue chip and niche energy companies.
Samantha holds a B.Com from Queens University (Canada) and an MBA from Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
Sonya Bedford is a leading solicitor practitioner in the field of renewable energy with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She is a partner at Spencer West LLP and a consultant to Bristol City Council.
She is a director of Bath & West Community Energy, Exeter Community Energy and South Dartmoor Community Energy; a non-executive director of Regen; Vice Chair of Green Wedmore and a trustee of the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Sonya has won multiple awards for her commitment, has an MSc in renewable energy and holds the global wind rescue and working from heights certificate, renewable energy and electrician’s certificates.
Sarah Ardell has worked in social media and content creation for 5 years across a variety of starts-ups, agencies and social enterprises.
As well as experience in digital strategy, she is a creative who likes to think outside the box when it comes to content. She believes social media is a powerful tool, and has the potential to change society for the better.
Laura Ireland has worked as an animator and illustrator for 6 years after graduating from university.
She has previous experience working at animation studios in and around London, producing a variety of creative media across multiple platforms. Besides her professional work, she has a strong passion for the environment and loves all things related to animals.
Leila Hodgkins has worked as a freelance website developer for 12 years and, prior to that, worked at a marketing agency in London as part of the web development team. As well as technical skills, she has experience with marketing, PR and advertising, meaning that she has a good understanding of digital and offline marketing techniques.