Banks hires six in push for wind energy growth

New team: clockwise from top left: Frazer Harrison; Gregor Hogg; Grant Mollison; Alan Wells; Robin Winstanley and Clara Thompson

The Banks Group is planning its next phase of growth in the wind farm sector with a series of hires in its Hamilton office.

Banks, which last year developed, constructed and connected two South Lanarkshire wind farms to the grid, now has a team of 13 in Scotland, supported by about 100 in County Durham. 

Clara Thompson joins from house builder CALA Homes as a land manager tasked with identifying new potential sites. Frazer Harrison joins as an engineer from Sweco. Both are newly-created positions. 

Robin Winstanley has been appointed external affairs and sustainability manager, joining from Ikea, where he led its sustainability agenda in the UK and Ireland.  

Alan Wells and Grant Mollinson have joined as senior and assistant project managers respectively, with Gregor Hogg working in a new business development manager role. 

Andrew Liddell, development director, said: “The implications of a positive government renewable energy policy, already evident in Scotland and hopefully emerging at Westminster, paired with having two great developments live, are that we are able to take bigger steps forward across the whole business.

“We’ve recruited to help us cover a range of professional areas, from technical roles through to planning and community relations.”

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