John Kyffin-Hughes

Operations & Information Management Department


John kyffin hughes

Position:   Low Carbon SME's Business Engagement Manager                          Phone: 0121 204 461  Email:  

John joined Aston University in August 2017 as the Business Engagement Manager for the European Funded Low Carbon SME's Programme. His role involves supporting and nudging SME's into adopting best practice energy management so as to reduce a clients carbon footprint. John has worked in the field of environmental and carbon management for over 20 years. Helping over 30 organisations, including Jaguar Cars Limited, achieve the Environmental Management Standard ISO 14001. His role at JLR expanded into delivering an extremely successful European funded programme aimed at improving sustainability in the automotive supply chain. His carbon management experience includes managing the Climate Change Agreement and Emissions Trading Permit for Peugeot Ryton Plant, advising Coventry City Council on compliance with the Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme, developing the City Council’s Carbon Management Plan and delivering various energy efficiency projects. 


  • BSc Honours, Molecular Sciences Post Graduate Diploma, 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Certificate in Management 
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health 
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Certificate 
  • Practitioner, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment Member of Energy Managers Association