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Jay [at] williamverde.com
Devon, UK - +44 (0)7989 155 410
Before starting William Verde & Associates, Jay was Vice President and co-founder of Plan-It Hardware, the first comprehensive ethical and green building product distributor in the DIY industry. Plan-It Hardware's Green it Yourself retail program included a robust product evaluation process, in-store signage and merchandising, store staff training, and community outreach. He authored the Future of Home Improvement, a framework for 'greening' the independent DIY industry.
Jay is also a co-founding member of the workers collective publishing the Transition Free Press, a national newspaper covering the Transition and relocalisation movement. He works closely with Transition Town Totnes and the REconomy Project on local economic regeneration programmes. Jay also delivers workshops with Future Bound and has lectured at Plymouth University and Schumacher College.
Prior to Plan-It Hardware, Tompt led bioplastics pioneer Earthware Biodegradables and spent the early part of his career advising Silicon Valley companies on branding and communications issues, including Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program. Tompt has an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has also completed a two-week intensive E.A.T. permaculture course and Training for Transition.
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