Following a year in which demand for its services had already led to the creation of five new jobs, Leeds-based Oakapple Renewable Energy (OARE) has appointed Stuart Gentry as its head of business development.
Stuart, who has worked in building services since leaving college and has specialised in renewable technology for the last 12 years, will spearhead OARE’s ambitious expansion plans; with his focus primarily on securing large scale multiple technology projects that will assist clients in chasing their carbon goals by deploying smart equipment and controls within energy efficiency projects.
David Cockayne, a director of OARE, said: “2020 has been a long and challenging year, but it has had its silver linings, and for us that has been the significant rise in the numbers of businesses seeking to take big steps towards achieving their carbon goals.”
“As a result, we near the end of the year in a far stronger position than we began it, and with Stuart’s appointment we have secured the services of an industry expert who can help us make the most of what the Government has described as a green industrial revolution.”
In his career to date, Stuart has specialised in delivering energy saving contracts, including Power Purchase, Lease, and Gain Share, and his experience covers industrial and commercial clients in both the public and private sectors. He has worked extensively with utilities, rail, manufacturing and facilities management companies, as well as with a significant number of local authorities.
Commenting on his appointment, Stuart said: “Net Zero and carbon / energy efficiency as a sector is now a maturing and much more widely understood proposition. Its mixture of technology and other enabling factors, like Power Purchase Agreements, will ensure that over the next 20 to 30 years businesses like Oakapple Energy will deliver on the carbon targets set by its client base and their consultants.”