Top professional Jen joins the ‘Dots’ to win award


An employee of Banchory-based management consultancy, Pale Blue Dot Energy, is one of the industry’s top young professionals.

Jen Hickling, an energy business analyst and “paradigm shifter” at the Brathens Eco-Business Park-based firm, was named last week as one of the New Generation Top 25 Under 25’s working in sustainable business.

The award was announced by the 2degrees Network, a global platform for the development of sustainable business and was based upon early career progress and influence attained by young professionals and their aptitude and ambition to make a splash in the world of sustainable business.

Jen, a zoology graduate with a passion for sustainability, joined Pale Blue Dot Energy in 2013 and has been working as part of a team who support Energy Industry clients to adapt and develop strategy for a decarbonised world through technologies such as carbon capture and storage and renewables.

Jen said: “I’m delighted to be part of such an exciting group of young professionals.

‘‘ Sustainable business is not only ethically valuable, but profitable as well, and so by visibly adding value to clients, and being successful myself, I hope to encourage others to follow suit.”

Pale Blue Dot Energy, take their name from astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s eponymous book.

In this book, Sagan mixes philosophy about the human place in the universe with a description of the current knowledge about the Solar System.

He also details a human vision for the future and postulates that in the grand scheme of infinity, our planet is small and helpless unless we all work toward taking care of it.

Malgorzata Olesiewicz of Pale Blue Dot said: “These are the business, community, NGO and political leaders of tomorrow – and thankfully they are, largely, innovative, entrepreneurial and impatient for change.”