Renewables specialist launches national recruitment firm for the sector

by Search Gate staff. Published Tue 16 Sep 2014 11:24
David Hunt, managing partner of Hyperion Executive Search
David Hunt, managing partner of Hyperion Executive Search

A leading figure in the renewable energy industry has launched a recruitment company to match the sector’s most successful businesses with the best talent.

David Hunt has set up Hyperion Executive Search having previously been a director of an award-winning renewable energy installer, during which time he was also Vice-Chair of Onsite Renewables for the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and a member of the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG).

David has also worked extensively in the recruitment industry sourcing and placing candidates both nationally and internationally.

Liverpool-headquartered Hyperion acts for clients and candidates across a comprehensive range of renewable energy sub-sectors including solar PV, solar thermal, heat pumps, biomass, wind turbines and fuel cells.

Specific disciplines the firm recruits for include general and senior management, sales and business development, operations and logistics, marketing, finance and asset management, design and installation at a senior level.

David, who is the company’s managing partner, said: “We offer clients either a retained search solution or a contingent search solution, depending on their requirements.

“Hyperion is not a “database agency” – instead we make it our job to know who the best candidates are in the sector and present them with the right career opportunities as they arise.

“We pride ourselves on running a lean, highly efficient business with executive search that is built around reputation, networks and knowledge.

“We believe in the importance of confidentiality, integrity and honesty and developing long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike.”

The renewable energy and Cleantech sector in the UK is experiencing sustained growth increasing demand from companies for the best talent in the market.

According to the Renewable Energy Association (REA) trade body, there are almost 6,500 companies in the renewable energy sector, employing in excess of 103,000 people with a combined revenue of £14billion.

A report published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) highlighted how renewables now account for 15 per cent of the UK’s electricity. Some £45billion has been invested in the UK’s power generation since 2010, supporting thousands of jobs. An average of £7billion is being pumped into renewables.

The Hyperion Executive Search team works with clients on a number of levels including fully retained search, financially committed search and contingent search depending on the nature and complexity of the assignment.

The company has also agreed to support the work of WWF, the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, and SolarAid, an international charity that works to tackle poverty and climate change by building a sustainable market for solar lights in Africa.



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