Vantage Power designs and manufactures battery, control and telemetry technologies for the bus industry. These advanced solutions are being employed in hybrid powertrains for bus OEMs and as a retrofit solution for buses already on the road, and offer step changes in terms of fuel economy and remote connectivity.
Vantage Power wins Most Disruptive Tech award at UKBA Awards
About Us

Vantage Power designs and manufactures technology used in hybrid powertrains for bus OEMs and as a retrofit solution for buses already on the road, enabling operators to reduce their fuel consumption and emissions at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new hybrid buses, and with a short payback period. By designing the whole hybrid system - everything between the fuel tank and the wheels - optimal performance of every component is ensured, resulting in up to 40% lower fuel consumption, 92% lower NOx emissions, and greater connectivity than any other system.

Vantage Power is partnered with:

- Ensignbus: The UK’s largest used bus dealer, selling approximately 1,000 vehicles a year, and a commercial bus operator with a 100-strong fleet. Ensign have been instrumental in testing and verifying the hybrid technology, and represent a significant route to market.

- Marshall of Cambridge: A £1.6bn turnover engineering powerhouse that has built over 5,000 buses alongside its aerospace, military vehicle and motor retail businesses. Marshalls bring key commercial and engineering support.

- Fablink: A high quality fabricator and system assembler for the likes of JLR, JCB and Perkins. Fablink manufactures and assembles the B320s across multiple UK sites.

Vantage Power was founded by Alexander Schey and Toby Schulz in 2011, both having been active in the electric and hybrid vehicle space since 2007.

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    UKBA Best Investment In Internet Of Things 2016

    On 5th July 2016, Vantage Power was announced as the winner of the UK Business Angels Best Investment in Internet of Things award for 2016.

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    Autodesk Inventor of the Year 2015

    In a public vote, Vantage Power beat 11 other prestigious companies including Ford and Proton to be crowned Autodesk's Inventor of the Year.

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    UK Bus Awards 2015 Environment

    On 24th November 2015, Vantage Power, together with Ensign Bus, collected a Silver award in the Environment category at the UK Bus Awards.

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    UK Bus Awards 2015 Innovation

    On 24th November 2015, Vantage Power, together with Ensign Bus, collected a Gold award in the Innovation category at the UK Bus Awards.

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    NI Global Engineering Impact Awards 2015

    On 4th August 2015 Vantage Power collected 1st prize in the Transportation category at the National Instruments Global Engineering Impact Awards.

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    Shell Springboard 2013
    National Winner

    On 14th May 2013 Vantage Power became UK winner for the Shell Springboard Award. The award which was designed to find the UK's most innovative and exciting low-carbon business was presented by the Chairman of Shell UK and the Secretary of State, the Rt. Hon. Vince Cable.

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    NI Engineering Impact Awards 2014

    On 3rd November 2014 Vantage Power collected 2nd prize in the Transportation category at the National Instruments Engineering Impact Awards. Coming second behind the overall winner from all categories, Vantage Power's application was praised by the judges as an innovative deployment of their tools and for the industry beating speed of development for such a product.

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    Shell Springboard 2013
    Regional Winner

    On 23rd April 2013 Vantage Power won the Shell Springboard 2013 Award for one of three regions in the UK. VP saw off more than 120 companies to secure a place at the regional heat of this year's competition and impressed judges with their low carbon innovations. This prestigious award comes with a £40,000 cash prize and a place in the national finals.

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    Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards
    2013 Regional Winner

    On 21st March 2013 Vantage Power won the Lloyds TSB Award for Best Enterprise in London and South-East. Competition at the awards was very intense with many other companies exhibiting hugely promising and exciting business cases. VP was awarded the prize alongside £5,000 for the business as well as two years of free mentoring.

Our Board
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Robert Marshall - Chairman

Robert was appointed CEO of the Marshall Group of Companies in January 2012. Marshall is a fourth generation family company with annual sales of £1.5bn that has extensive activities in aerospace design, military aircraft maintenance, military ground systems and motor retail. After attaining a 1st Class Degree in Engineering at Cambridge University, Robert spent some time in the USA as a Scientific Research Associate with Lockheed Martin, later founding a business designing and manufacturing specialist equipment for use in microbiology laboratories. Robert is enthusiastic about engineering and the education and training of engineers in UK. He sits on the Board of the EEF and is a member of the prestigious Cambridge Angels investment group.

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Alexander Schey - CEO

Alex has been involved in the design and building of electric and hybrid vehicles since 2007, and has complimented this with enthusiastic and entrepreneurial leadership. He combines an in-depth understanding of VP’s technical solutions with a natural affinity for sales, networking and public speaking. In addition to having worked at Rolls-Royce and Arup, Alex has given over 50 speeches at schools, universities and museums including 2x TEDx talks, 6x Institute of Engineering and Technology lectures, a 4-day outreach programme at the London Science Museum, a lecture at the Royal Institution, and a keynote presentation at the SAE Motors Symposium, Detroit. Alex was also voted one of London’s “25 under 25” by The Evening Standard in 2013, and one of Europe's 30 Under 30 by Forbes in 2016.

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Toby Schulz - CTO

During the five years prior to founding Vantage Power, Toby worked in the design and build of several hybrid and electric vehicles. Specialising in vehicle control systems and powertrain architecture design, and with a 1st class honours degree in mechanical engineering, Toby adds key knowledge and skills to the team. He is passionate about new ventures in the low carbon vehicle sector and seeking out new opportunities to bring innovative technology to the market place. Toby is fluent in English, German and Spanish.

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Peter Cowley - Non Executive Director

Peter Cowley is a Cambridge University Engineering/Computing graduate who has founded and run a dozen technology and construction businesses and has angel invested in over 35 start-ups in Cambridge and London. He is or has been a non-exec director of nine of those.  For over a decade, Peter has been involved in charity and social enterprise governance as chair and treasurer of various trustee boards. Peter is a board member of the Cambridge Angels, and has mentored countless entrepreneurs. He setup and runs the Martlet start-up investment fund of Marshall of Cambridge, like a family office investing off a £1.4bn revenue, corporate balance sheet. He is a Fellow in Entrepreneurship of the Cambridge Judge Business School and, currently, UK Angel Investor of the Year.

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Colin Nunn - Financial Director

Colin has twenty five years’ experience in a wide variety of international senior Financial Director and Commercial Director roles, with experience ranging from multi-billion pound quoted companies such as Rovi, Lotus, BAe Systems and NTT, to having worked in seven start-ups. Colin is an investor in early stage companies and a portfolio Finance Director, currently working with nine companies, and having been the Finance Director of over thirty companies in the past. Originally qualifying with Deloitte, Colin is a Chartered Accountant.

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John Stares - Board Observer

John Stares is an Imperial College Maths graduate who worked in IT, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then was with Accenture for 23 years. With Accenture he worked as consultant with clients in most industry sectors and during his 15-year tenure as a partner held a wide variety of leadership roles in Accenture's Canadian and European businesses. Since retiring from Accenture in 2001, John has held Chair/Non-Executive roles with a variety of Operational businesses (including an airline, teleco and electric utility), Investment Funds and Charities. Between 2002 and 2012 John also led the Guernsey Enterprise Agency. When he retired from that role he co-founded Guernsey’s first Angel Investor group through which he has built up a portfolio of 12 angel investments.