Gloucestershire renewable energy firm reveals it's increased staff numbers by 75 per cent in six months

There's no staff cutbacks or recruitment freezes for this Stonehouse-based energy firm, as demand for its services is so high, it's recruited 75 per cent more staff in just over six months and won a place on The Sunday Times Best Places to Work in 2024 list.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published

With many companies across Gloucestershire under recruitment freezes, one sector in particular is booming — the renewable energy industry.

And with most businesses legally required to reduce their carbon footprints by 2050, the renewables sector has never been busier.

One of Gloucestershire's busiest companies is leading renewables firm Cotswold Energy Group — a Stonehouse-based company that offers heat pump and solar PV installations across the county and nationally, too.

It has experienced such high demand for environmentally friendly upgrades in both the residential and business sectors, that it has grown its team by 75 per cent since October 2023, taking staff numbers to 109.

And it's just won a spot on the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024 list.

Tom Jeffreys-Jones, head of talent acquisition at Cotswold Energy Group, said: 'CEG are delighted to welcome a significant number of talented individuals to our team. We have plans to further increase our headcount in 2024 and we will be recruiting into a number of technical and engineering roles, as well as our support functions in our Stonehouse HQ.'

'The recruitment market challenges are well documented, but we are proud to be able to support the local economy in providing jobs to people who are interested in delivering exceptional service levels to customers and driving the reduction in domestic and commercial carbon emissions.'

'Company culture is important to us. We believe in fostering an ‘open-door’ environment where every employee has a voice and enjoys collaborating to work towards a common goal. It is vital to our success that everyone feels confident to bring ideas to the table.'

And Cotswold Energy isn't stopping there. It is currently looking to recruit even more staff to keep up with the county's demand for greener homes and businesses.

Roles being advertised at the moment include procurement manager; mechanical and electrical design engineers; sales and business development staff; heat pump installation engineers; cavity wall insulation technicians; and electricians — all based at the headquarters in Stonehouse, with some roles requiring travel locally and nationally.

Tom said: 'I am interested in networking with members of the renewables industries, as we take a long-term approach to recruitment.

'I would encourage future candidates to reach out to us and introduce themselves; and we can then notify them of any suitable roles coming up.'

Anyone interested in a career at Cotswold Energy Group should get in touch by emailing to find out about roles being advertised, detailed job descriptions and company benefits.

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