About Us

We are professional energy and risk management consultants providing; experienced, innovative and independent analysis, practical advice and assurance across retail and wholesale gas, electricity and fuels markets. Delivering reviews, assessments, appraisals, projects and reports.

  • Energy and Risk Management. Facilitating and enabling trading, procurement and hedging. Developing and implementing business processes, enhancing revenue protection and profitability.
  • Operational risk and business and energy resilience. Assessment of vulnerability
  • Regulation – REMIT, MAD and EMIR. Ensuring compliance and preventing breaches.
  • Energy use and ESOS. Delivering energy saving opportunity scheme assessments.

David Hirst is a Lead Consultant and the Managing Director of Ainsty Risk.

He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and A Chartered Energy Manager and Fellow of the Energy Institute.

With an MBA in Engineering Management, David has over 20 years experience in energy and infrastructure.


Ainsty Risk Consulting Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 07349541, registered office Eco business centre, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor YORK YO30 4AG UK VAT number is GB 102 4354 64.