Gordon Shields founded Shields Environmental in 1979 and quickly adopted the challenge of making environmental excellence a part of everyday business.
Gordon has since received continual recognition for his 30 years plus of experience in developing cutting-edge environmental management capabilities and developing them into very successful businesses.
In 2000 Gordon and his team developed a solution for the mobile phone with regard to secure recycling, named Fonebak (later renamed Regenersis). He and his team floated this on AIM in 2005 with a market capitalisation of £25 million. With his team he grew this business from zero turnover in 2000 to £100m turnover and £6m profits before retiring as Chairman in 2008. It reached a market capitalisation of over £300m and has now transformed into Blancco.
Shields Environmental continues to be a very successful business in the telecoms sector.
Gordon’s focus is now working with his son to substantially grow Shields Energy Services. The company’s proposition combines advanced data analytics with intelligent building control in a unique manner enabling large commercial estate holders to achieve energy cost and opex savings.
Gordon served on the Leadership Board of Business in the Community's (BITC) Environment Division from 1996 to 2008. In addition, Gordon was invited by the UK's Environment Minister to serve on a steering group that assisted the UK Government in meeting its environmental targets and on a UK Government Business Task Force on Sustainability. Gordon has also contributed to the efforts of the United Nations Environmental Programme and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for his contribution to the environment.