Biographies

Craig Hartwell

Company Director
Wots Hot Group of Companies

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Craig has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, from trading toys as a schoolboy to reading voraciously the annual Sunday Times Rich List and plotting how to one day join that list of elites. Bored by school he left aged sixteen travelling the world working as a bonsai moss sorter in New Zealand, a door to door oil painting salesman in Australia, and a carpenter, cabinet maker and concrete formworker more generally.

Finally arriving in the Caribbean aged twenty four, now married, an unfortunate vicious incident changed his life and started thirteen years of operations, physical therapy and seemingly endless legal battles. After helping to change laws on gun crime and police duty of care in fifty-three countries, Craig began the journey to build his life again, determined to work in the fulcrum of media, renewable energy and politics.

His mission: to bring about positive social change through a diverse range of business and charitable interests.


Jon Sweet
Chief Executive Officer Lysis Financial and Wots Hot Energy partner

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Jon has more than 25 years’ wholesale financial markets experience gained in London, New York, Singapore and Frankfurt. He founded Lysis Financial in 2001 after 11 years with specialist banking IT firm TCA Consulting, where he held a number of senior positions including head of the Investment Banking, eBusiness and Trading Floor Practices.

Jon specialises in Compliance and Operations Change Management and Global Operating Model Strategy and Implementation.

His clients have included JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, ICAP, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, RBS, Halifax Bank of Scotland and AstraZeneca.

Jon is a guest lecturer on Compliance and Operational Change at CASS Business School.

Jon has a degree in Business and Computing from the University of Hertfordshire.


Ian Bloom
Chief Information Officer MobileID

GDPR and Blockchain consultant, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) strategist, former United Kingdom Home Office Policing and Immigration Senior Policy Advisor, and Chartered Surveyor.

Ian worked most recently for the UK Home Office where he specialised in ICT strategy and organisational design. He has a track record of working on national and European ICT change projects and programmes.

Ian’s career has taken him from Chartered Surveyor to Baron Sugar’s Viglen and latterly to the Home Office working in immigration law and EU policing interoperability, reporting directly to Ministers, heading delegations to Brussels, and designing the Police National Database.


Nick Harris
Renewable Energy Consultant Carbon Trust

Nick has more than twenty years experience of marketing, sales and research led strategy development, working for consultancies and clients to build businesses.

Nick is skilled in direct sales strategies, customer profiling, segmentation and targeting, CRM, stakeholder satisfaction, international development strategies, process definition and improvement.

Nick has worked with many internationally renowned organisations in the renewable and sustainable energy sectors including a senior role as Sector Lead, Financial & Professional Services at The Carbon Trust.

With a proven track record in delivering financial resources from VC and private enterprise to grant funding and public/private partnerships, Nick’s diligence and ability to drive the deal to a successful conclusion makes him a great asset to any team.


Peter Jinks

Screenwriter and Journalist, Scriptwriter ‘PARADISE’, Script Consultant ‘BULLETPROOF’

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Peter Jinks is an award-winning journalist, author and screenwriter best known for one of his novels, Hallam Foe, which was made into a movie by Oscar-nominated director David Mackenzie. Among other awards Hallam Foe won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival of 2007.

A former winner of the UK Young Journalist of the Year Award, Jinks has reported on Sicily for publications including The Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

Jinks has also taught writing courses at Webster University in Vienna and at Arcadia University the College of Global Studies in Edinburgh where he currently lives with his wife and son.


Jason LaMotte

Film Director

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Jason is a Texan filmmaker, currently based in the United Kingdom who is passionate about both the traditions of his home ‘Lone Star’ State and the issue of tackling gun violence.

Jason has a background in theatre where he honed his quick thinking and adaptable style mixed with meticulous planning and high production values.

Jason seeks to give the audience a rewarding experience using humour and dramatic narrative to convey the message of the film.


Consultants


Allon Wechsler
(Line Producer)

Kelly Ramundo (Creative Consultant)

Links & further information

Hartwell v. The Attorney General

House of Lords Ruling 2004
(regarding the unlawful shooting of Craig Hartwell by a serving Royal Virgin Islands Police Officer in 1994)

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKPC/2004/12.html
http://www.3harecourt.com/content/view/attorney-general-for-british-islands-v-craig-hartwell

National Geographic
Solar power to desalinate water
https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2015/07/20/solar-desalination-could-be-a-game-changer- for-california-farms/

Renewable Energy
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar-energy/tech.html

The Sun’s Power
https://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sun.html