A Northumberland renewable energy firm is getting set for its most successful year to date having doubled in size after welcoming its latest recruits, despite the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing disruption in the global energy market.

Reheat, a renewable heat specialist based in Alnwick, added 11 new starters to its team in the last year with a recruitment drive aimed at increasing capacity in the company’s commercial, consultancy, and operational departments, as well as its burgeoning graduate programme.

As a result, Reheat has doubled its employee numbers, whilst seeing its revenue increase by 50 per cent.

Reheat co-founders, Ben Tansey and Neil Harrison, believe it is the breadth of projects that has helped the business to fend off economic pressures, creating the need to actively recruit.

Ben commented: “Our growth and resilience when up against a multitude of external issues that have affected many small businesses speaks volumes about our brilliant team and our ability to secure high-profile contracts.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to stand by our strategy to recruit talented people in a highly competitive market, particularly as a rural business. Our recruitment drive shows no signs of slowing, as we anticipate more growth this year.”

Neil added: “The twin pressures of the climate and energy crises has meant a lot of demand for our services as businesses and communities increasingly seek to turn away from the volatility of unsustainable fossil fuels.

“Our challenge is to keep pace, so we need to make sure we can attract great people whilst continuing to grow sustainably and play our role in the renewable revolution that the UK so desperately needs to accelerate.”