Tech Innovators 2016: MeasureMyEnergy

Led by serial entrepreneur Ben Murphy, MeasureMyEnergy is the ultimate energy management tool for businesses of all sizes, empowering them with real-time consumption data to make a real change|Led by serial entrepreneur Ben Murphy, MeasureMyEnergy is the ultimate energy management tool for businesses of all sizes, empowering them with real-time consumption data to make a real change

Led by serial entrepreneur Ben Murphy, MeasureMyEnergy is the ultimate energy management tool for businesses of all sizes, empowering them with real-time consumption data to make a real change

From the first round of Tech Invest four short years ago to now, 19 of the presenting companies have raised funding, two floated on AIM and two have been acquired. GrowthBusiness presents the top 13 Tech Innovators of the year.

MeasureMyEnergy – a snapshot

MeasureMyEnergy is an all-encompassing circuit level energy monitoring solution for businesses of all sizes from SMEs to global corporations. Having this granular level of detail and visibility alongside the simplest of user interfaces allows businesses to uncover measurable and actionable insights to improve performance, identify energy wastage, change behaviours and ultimately reduce their bottom line.  

Based in: Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

Founded in: 2012

No. of employees: 15

Presenting at Tech Invest: Ben Murphy, founder and managing director

Ben Murphy is a serial entrepreneur having over 17 years experience in the technology sector, with two TechTrack 100 listings and proven business acumen, turning groundbreaking ideas into valuable commercial operations in short timeframes.

His entrepreneurial spirit and passionate outlook has been fundamental to the innovation and current success of MeasureMyEnergy which, three years in, is already leading the market through bold operation and execution.

Inside track

In hindsight…

Over the 18 years that I have been in business, I would say that to set goals and share your business plan and objectives enables the business as a whole to have focus and strive for greater results.  

It is vital to have your key differentiators and USPs in order to set yourself apart from the competition and I strongly believe that is where our success lies.

However it is also important to keep things simple – the best solutions are the ones that break down and simplify a problem, making the solution obvious.

Overall – the best piece of advice I would give is to choose your employees wisely.  It is without doubt the people make our business and our continued success lies within our people.

Ultimate business motto?

We have two that we use every day here at MeasureMyEnergy:

“Take an oar, hop on our boat and lets all row together!” and“We put all of our energy in to helping you better understand yours.”

What motivates your team?

It is important to have great talent hence I have a very strong team around me – some of my staff came with me from murphx when MeasureMyEnergy was just a concept.  

Having the right team with all of their personalities, beliefs, values, diverse skills and experiences drives our employee engagement and together with their everyday behaviours creates a work environment that strengthens our culture and is as important to our business as our strategy.

Seeing the business thrive and hearing the great feedback and savings from our direct customers and reseller partners is a definite motivator. If we can continue to build on our achievements of the first three years that we have been active in the marketplace, the future continues to look very bright – or should that be green!  

Oh, and of course, pizza on Fridays!


  • MeasureMyEnergy’s cloud based portal is a customisable dashboard with real-time information shaping energy data for everyone to understand at a glance
  • Reports and displays to inform, educate and promote energy efficiency and environmental responsibility
  • Alerts to allow management and maintenance of equipment and facilities in order to control costs

Recent technology

  • The Power Distribution Monitor is like having multiple energy meters for every circuit or appliance, which can monitor up to 36 circuits with power loads from 5A to 5000A. This enables even the smallest amounts of wasted energy to be identified; collectively these changes add up to large savings.
  • MeasureMyEnergy customers regularly make savings of around 25 to 30 per cent with a rapid ROI.

Recent milestones

  • Highly commended at both the 2Degrees and Public Sector Sustainability awards for the successes at Ashford Borough Council
  • Building the client list through referral including some of the world’s best know brands; Hilton, United Nations, Lush, Bouygues, Kingfisher (B&Q), MACE Construction and Central Government
  • Installations in over 15 countries
  • Established reseller channel with over 100 active partnerships and a strong distribution

Upcoming milestones

  • Launch a next-generation Power Meter for business, SMEs and consumers
  • Upcoming launch of the Power Controller for Demand Side Response (DSR)
  • Smart grid application project discussions with national infrastructure provider and one of the ‘big six’
  • To provide services to national utility companies (electricity, gas and water) for their business customers


  • Specialist partners in green technology, energy management and carbon reduction
  • Big six utility companies servicing their key customers with MeasureMyEnergy solutions
  • Public and private sector clients across multiple sites and geographies


  • Privately funded with key investors actively managing the business
  • European and UK loan funding

Contact details

Unit 17 Eastlinks, Toll Gate, Chandlers Ford SO53 3TG
Tel: 02380 002150

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda Nair

Praseeda was Editor for from 2016 to 2018.

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