Max Aitken has founded and been instrumental in the financing of several businesses in the energy industry. He founded and is CEO of Estover Energy, a leader in the UK biomass industry which built wood-fuelled biomass CHP plants using over 700,000 tonnes of fuel annually, financed with £350m of capital. He is a trustee of the Beaverbrook Foundation in London, and President of the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation in Montreal. He is Chairman of 3ti, a fast-growing solar EV charging business.