Sarah is the Head of Sales for UK & Ireland and her responsibility is to promote Greensolver and it’s services to existing and prospective clients. This involves speaking to customers on a regular basis, building strong relationships and generating new business.

  1. When did you join Greensolver and what does your role involve?

I joined Greensolver in August 2020 and my role is Head of Sales for the UK and Ireland. My role involves leading the sales function to generate new business in these locations and speaking to current clients, for onshore wind and solar. I also look at other markets, on a global basis, as and when required.

  1. Have you worked in the renewable industry before? If so, for how long? And what did your previous roles look like?

I’ve been working in renewables since 2014. I live in Dumfries and Galloway which is quite rural, surrounded by lots of onshore wind farms. My aim was to work for a company in renewables as I had a strong interest in it and Natural Power was one of the biggest organisations in the area. An opportunity arose to join their sales team and I was fortunate enough to be offered the role as Business Development Manager, in the Asset Management team, where I consequently worked for 2 and a half years. From then on, I have held numerous Business Development and Sales positions within the renewable industry, working on engaging new clients and increasing company sales.

When the opportunity at Greensolver arose, I welcomed the progression in my career with both arms.  It’s an exciting time to really get behind the growth of the company, help deliver sales for the team and develop new services.

  1. Do you think the industry could do more to promote female diversity?

Yes, which is why I’ve been involved in the whole women in renewables campaign in this company and also prior. I was involved in it when I worked for James Fisher/Rotos360, particularly encouraging younger generations to join the industry and focus on STEM careers. Currently, there aren’t many women working in engineering services so it’s a great opportunity to join as we are seeing the workforce grow.

There are also quite a few female leaders in the industry now too such as Scottish Renewables, Good Energy, Vattenfall so it’s definitely an exciting time to be joining!

Green energy is the way forward, and despite current circumstances causing many to lose their jobs, people will always need energy. I think COVID-19 has actually highlighted just how vital Green Energy is and what an important role as an industry we have to play.

  1. What advice would you give to females wanting to join the renewable industry?

Don’t let gender get in the way of a job and making a career in renewables! It’s such an exciting industry to be in, it’s growing all the time and you can do anything that you put your mind to.

  1. What’s your favourite part about your job?

As Head of Sales at Greensolver, I love getting out and meeting clients, building relationships and getting to know people. I’m a sociable person so building relationships with key clients is something I consider very important. I also like attending conferences and events, learning about industry news and networking. The industry, particularly UK onshore wind, is quite small so it’s great to see familiar faces when you go to these types of events.

  1. What’s your least favourite/most challenging part of your role?

Probably coming into a new business and trying to familiarize yourself with new systems and processes.

Undeniably joining an organization during the pandemic has also been challenging. It’s difficult not being able to meet colleagues and trying to build relationships via Teams and with people in different countries.

  1. What do you enjoy most about working at Greensolver?

I enjoy working as a team with everyone, getting our heads together and finding solutions to problems, as well as the challenge of a new position!

  1. Where do you see the future of renewable energy going?

I think it’s going to be huge…Every country is buying into renewable energy now and it’s just going to keep growing. The UK is the leading country  for offshore wind and that’s amazing for such a small country.

Interested in a career in renewables? Learn more about Greensolver career opportunities here and here.