Former Dundee United fitba’ star aims to score in new Scottish energy-efficiency role

Stuart Duff in action with Dundee United
Stuart Duff in action with Dundee United

A former professional football player is transitioning to life off the field with a new role helping businesses across Scotland save money on their energy bills.

Stuart Duff made over 200 appearances for Dundee United between 1999 and 2008, and enjoyed spells at Aberdeen FC and Inverness,

In 2012, he became the first British fitba’ player to play in the Kazakhstani Premier League when he joined Kairat in 2012, where he also captained the team.

Now back in Scotland, Duff will balance part-time playing commitments with a new position with Kinect Energy in Glasgow, where he will be responsible for driving new business and developing the company’s growth.

Kinect Energy specialises in helping businesses and third-sector and public-sector organisations save money on their energy bills by becoming more energy-efficient.

Duff previously spent time working for a major oil and gas company, where he gained a detailed insight into the operation of the energy industry.

Meanwhile, a new factory which produces energy-saving internal walls to help cut fuel-poverty has been formally opened in Aiberdeen by Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart, MSP.

The Matilda’s Planet workshop will make internal wall insulation panels-  called ‘Matilda’s Blankets’ – for the local cooncil’s housing investment programme which aims to meet environmental efficiency standards by 2020.

* Any rumours that the Editor of Scottish Energy News is an (armchair) Dundee United fan are entirely accurate.

9 May 2018

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