Terry Wardle is the editor of Energy Assessor Magazine, an online news and features magazine for all energy assessors, which he founded in 2010. He has also been a level 4 commercial energy assessor, working mainly in the West Midlands, since the EPC requirement for all commercial buildings was introduced in October 2008.
His interest in the commercial energy field grew out of his involvement with property refurbishment over 30 years, and while carrying out research for himself on EPC compliance and possible routes for diversifying his business, he decided it would make sense to start a publication which would make the information he acquired available to all assessors.
In the dim and distant past he served in the army for six years, was an English teacher in Worcestershire, Kent and London, and then a newspaper journalist for many years, working everywhere from local and regional to national newspapers. He subsequently ran his own training business, before deciding to move into the energy field.
When not assessing or writing for the magazine he has another career as an author, in which he is perhaps best known for his award-winning children’s novel The Hardest Sum in the World, which has been in print somewhere in the world for 25 years. It has sold around 100,000 copies in the UK, Europe and Australasia, and won a literary award in Italy.
In 2009 he became the first writer to chronicle the story of the first Norman castle built in England in his eleventh century history England’s First Castle, published by The History Press He has also written local history in Worcestershire, where he lives, and a historical novel set in the eighteenth century.
Energy Assessor Magazine can be found at www.energyassessormagazine.com