About the company
Power Rd, Chiswick, London W4 5PY, UK
Mansoor Hamayun, Christopher Baker Brian, Laurent Van Houcke
BBOXX is a next generation utility, transforming lives and unlocking potential through access to energy.
BBOXX is a next generation utility, transforming lives and unlocking potential through the provision of affordable, reliable and clean energy and other modern utilities. BBOXX is enabling economic development in off-grid communities by creating new markets through the entry point of electricity. Energy provision brings people into the digital economy and creates demand in other areas including – gas, water, internet and finance – a demand which the company also seeks to meet. BBOXX’s products and appliances all operate on BBOXX Pulse – a comprehensive management platform which harnesses data, pioneering technology and machine-learning, enhancing the customer experience. BBOXX is scaling rapidly by forging strategic partnerships with investors, governments, telecommunications firms and energy majors. The three co-founders of BBOXX met at Imperial College London while studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering. All three had travelled in the developing world and recognised the challenge posed to community and business development by the unreliable electrical supply. They saw potential in the lack of existing infrastructure to create a sustainable, environmentally responsible solution to the problem. In response, the trio founded a successful student charity, which exposed the potential for off-grid solar solutions in the developing world. BBOXX is the resulting for-profit venture and started in March 2010. So far, BBOXX has deployed more than 280,000 solar home systems, positively impacting the lives of nearly one million people. BBOXX has over 700 staff across nine offices including Rwanda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo, with its head office in the UK and its manufacturing operations based in China. In January 2019, BBOXX was announced as the winner of the Zayed Sustainability Prize in the Energy category – testament to the way the company is making a meaningful difference to people’s lives around the world. You can find further information about BBOXX on its website at - http://www.bboxx.co.uk/ BBOXX also directly contribute to 10 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a sizeable impact on reducing inequalities. UNSDG 1: No poverty UNSDG 3: Good health and well-being UNSDG 4: Quality education UNSDG 5: Gender equality UNSDG 7: Affordable and clean energy UNSDG 8: Decent work and economic growth UNSDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure UNSDG 10: Reduced inequalities UNSDG 13: Climate actions UNSDG 17: Partnerships for the goals