Andrew Diplock

Entrepreneur, business advisor and Angel Investor

Andrew is a fluent welsh speaker and has lived in Caerphilly for over 20 years. He is a Cardiff University graduate with a successful career spanning all aspects of the UK energy and utilities sector across corporate and SME businesses.

His early professional life was dedicated to working in the corporate sector at Swalec, Hyder and United Utilities. Then in 2004, he embarked on forming a new entrepreneurial business specialising in providing professional services around complex energy contracts and sophisticated markets analysis. Following many years of profitable growth and award winning success, the business was sold to a major UK competitor in 2015.

Throughout Andrew’s career, he has always been active in the communities he has been part of. He is a past chair of the Caerphilly Business Forum and previously sat on the Board of the CBI in Wales. He is a previous winner of the prestigious Director of the Year accolade at the Institute of Directors Awards. More recently, Andrew has joined the governing body of Coleg y Cymoedd.

Andrew has a strong interest in small business entrepreneurial success and in inspiring young people to achieve the best they can through both academic and vocational channels.