About us

The co-founders of UTP Consulting, David Whittle and Paul Arwas, have between them 60+ years’ experience in the energy, clean tech, finance and telco sectors

We have worked with international companies, national companies, UK and EU government agencies, consulting firms, financial investors, SME’s and start-up companies

Together we bring extensive experience from leading complex technology enabled transformation projects, and the commercialisation of technology start-ups. Our multi-cultural experience includes North America, Middle East, India, Australia and Africa, and across much of Europe


David Whittle

  • Over 30 years of experience in both industry and consulting roles for the Oil & Gas, Utiities, Retail, Financial and Leisure sectors
  • Previously worked for PwC Consulting and Arthur D. Little Consulting
  • Proven track record for designing and leading large scale, technology-enabled business transformation projects
  • Provides thought leadership and drives results through operating model design and delivery, process excellence, developing client team competencies, and implementing enabling technologies
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Masters in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
  • Paul Arwas

  • Formerly Director and VP at Arthur D Little working with leading oil and gas and chemical companies
  • Extensive experience of interim management in start-up companies including CEO and Chair at Inflowmatix (an IoT start-up)
  • Advisor to ventures investors including Cognis Capital and Charles Street Capital
  • Run major innovation and policy reviews for the UK Government around energy and renewables
  • Our Experience


    Deep experience in the energy sector


    • Worked with international energy companies, state owned energy companies, and government agencies
    • Conducted over 100 strategy and performance improvement projects for major oil and gas and utility clients
    • Undertaken in-depth technology reviews in renewable, biofuels, bio-oil conversion, refinery co-processing, storage, and low carbon transport options
    • Delivered global, complex technology enabled projects


    Hands-on experience of commercialising young ventures


    • Management experience in four separate start-up’s
    • Advised six cleantech ventures who have raised over £30m in funding
    • Board role in two start-up’s


    Track record of delivering growth and performance through technology and innovation


    • Delivered major transformation projects in Europe, US, South America, Middle East, India, Australia and Africa
    • Led teams of up to 120 people, including a $750m common process solution across 22 countries
    • Designed and led the design and implementation of a new activity cost management process for an international oil company for opex costs running at £700million+ per annum
    • Led the setup of a new offshore procurement service center for 18 countries through 400+ offshore agents accessing 65+ business applications