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Renewable UK director joins Newcastle energy specialist as non-executive

Posted on 14 April 2021

Renewable UK director joins Newcastle energy specialist as non-executive

Global manpower provider, Samuel Knight International, has announced the appointment of Julian Brown, a director of Renewable UK in a non-executive position.

Julian brings over 20 years of wind industry experience to the firm and will be a key driver in building further relationships for Samuel Knight International within the renewable energy talent market.

Holding several senior board positions across the energy space, Julian held the position of chairman for Renewable UK for several years, and is still, the director for the leading trade association.

Julian boasts extensive strategic, commercial and wind industry experience, developed through a long-standing career as vice president and country manager for offshore wind business, Vestas, regionally, he is chair of Newton Aycliffe based Tekmar Group plc. Julian was also recently appointed as chair of BVG Associates, a specialist wind industry consultancy.

Samuel Knight International provides energy manpower and solutions across the renewable energy space, with a growing client portfolio in the UK, Europe and USA. Despite the pandemic, it recently announced a multi-million turnover, driven by client growth in the clean energy market.

Julian Brown, said: “Building the talent pool to support the decarbonisation of our planet, is the biggest single challenge of our time. It is critical that, as an industry, we level up and prepare to deliver a solid talent base that will enable greater commercial performance for businesses in the renewable energy industry.

“Samuel Knight International is a leading specialist in this field and I look forward to working within the business to grow and develop the supply chain. The firm has enjoyed exceptional success and it's a pleasure to be working with Steven Rawlingson and the team to drive the business forward.”

Steven Rawlingson, founder and CEO of Samuel Knight International, commented: “This is a highly progressive time for the business, we're at the forefront of clean energy manpower and over the last few years, we’ve successfully expanded our renewable energy offer. Julian brings a wealth of expertise and experience in this area, as we move forward with our growth strategy to build talent across the renewables space.

“The renewable energy industry is accelerating at record speed, global investment is at an all-time high and the decarbonising of the power sector to reach the larger goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, is generating a great deal of industry activity. With Julian on board, we will be ramping up supply chain support to deliver the very best talent across the industry, enabling renewable energy projects to deliver the clean energy transition.”