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“Taylor Hopkinson Associates has a great knowledge of the industry and a gift of their skills for listening and understanding the requirements of both parties in order to marry prospective companies and clients. He stood head and shoulders above other recruiters as he listened to my needs and took time to understand my career direction before even suggesting a potential job for me. The time that he invested to seek the right position, made for me, what felt like a stressful life changing decision (in moving jobs) a much easier transition”.
Kate Porter, Offshore Development Manager, SSE Renewables

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates has played a remarkable role in the growth of SPR Offshore Business during the last two years. Their ability to understand the needs of the client and their capacity to find very specific roles have allowed SPR to increase significantly the value of its human capital.”
Head of Technical, Iberdrola Renovables

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Clients

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates have provided retained search and selection services to Transmission Investment on a number of key roles in recent times across development, engineering and asset management. The assignments have been well managed and thorough resulting in the attraction of some exceptional people to our company. I would not hesitate to recommend them as a reliable and professional search partner in the transmission and distribution market.”
Chris Veal – Transmission Investment

“We have worked with Jamie to secure an important position within our district energy business in Edinburgh. He provides good background research on candidates and is reliable and diligent. We will use Jamie again.”
Paul Steen – Ramboll

“I’ve worked with Jamie on a number of high-profile roles, and he’s delivered an excellent service on every occasion. The reason why I will always take vacancies to Jamie first is that he delivers; his professional, consistent and thorough approach mean that he’s a trusted and valued contact and one that I’m sure I’ll be working with for years to come.”
Tamsin Rust – Good Energy Ltd

“In setting up our new UK headquarters in Edinburgh we found Taylor Hopkinson to be a great partner for our broad, rapid and start-up recruitment phase. They quickly delivered excellent candidates and we have as a result hired a strong set of core employees who match our culture, objectives and business needs. Would definitely recommend them to others in the renewables industry as a top performing recruitment consultant.”
Katy Hogg – BayWa r.e UK

“We will be a catalyst for innovation across the sector, facilitating the commercialisation of renewable technology, driving down the cost of low carbon electricity and ultimately realising massive economic benefits to the UK. The appointment of a strong engineering team is critical to this vision, and Taylor Hopkinson brings the knowledge and sector experience to help us do this over the coming months”
Andrew Jamieson, CEO – Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates continues to deliver high-value recruiting services to DNV KEMA. Tom and his team are well connected in the wind energy industry, employ creative solutions to recruiting problems, and have the tenacity required to ensure results.”
Head of Cleaner Energy – DNV KEMA

“I have worked with TH in various roles over the last 5 years or so. The company’s approach is very focussed, extremely professional and, importantly, very thorough. They have delivered me some superb candidates which is the acid test!”
R & D Programme Director – ITI Energy

“Taylor Hopkinson have gained an excellent reputation as recruiter in the Renewables Industry. In particular they understand the requirements of the hirer / employer and the potential of candidates seeking a career in the industry.”
Chief Technical Officer – WinWind

“I retained Taylor Hopkinson Associates to perform an executive search for a technical wind professional. At the time, demand for this type of candidate was high and the supply of such individuals was scarce. We still received a first class short list in very good time, and we were able to take on an extremely talented technical wind developer who has added real value to the business. The company’s ability to deliver where others had failed was mostly due to their extensive network of contacts complimented by first class search and selection processes. I have no hesitation in recommending Taylor Hopkinson Associates.”
CEO – Regen Energy

“Tom is an excellent recruiter, he is approachable and really understands his client’s needs and aspirations. I have had nothing but excellent service and results from him and highly recommend him to both employees and employers. I have not met anyone in this industry who is more dedicated and accommodating. Tom has relationships at every level and he really knows his apples..!”
Technical Director – Regen Energy

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates take the time to find out exactly what type of person I have been looking to recruit. Having done this they use expert knowledge of the industry to find suitable candidates. They have constantly delivered high quality candidates that match the brief.”
Regional Manager – Partnerships For Renewables

“ITI Energy has employed the services of Taylor Hopkinson to search and select candidates for a number of demanding briefs […] and have received a level of service and commitment above and beyond the norm. Many of the briefs have been highly technical in nature, requiring experts in a number of fields to industrialise and commercialise cutting edge renewable technologies both in the UK and around the world. Delivery has always been on time and to very high standards. Often the briefs have been accompanied with tight timescales and deadlines to be adhered to and our contact has always gone the extra mile meet these expectations with a high level of success. In our dealings with Taylor Hopkinson the consultants have always shown themselves to be extremely professional, reliable and dedicated and the feedback we have received from the candidates we have employed is that they have shown the same diligence when dealing with them, ensuring all parties are fully informed and engaged throughout the whole recruitment process.”
Human Capital Specialist – ITI Energy

“I just wanted to say thank you for your ongoing support with recruiting for REpower UK. We have benefited a lot from the passion and hard work you have demonstrated in finding the right candidates for our business. Even though the recruiting process was long, you never gave up, listened to our needs and put forward the right candidates. We have now filled the open positions and plan to use your services for any new openings.”
Managing Director – Senvion (REpower UK)

“I just wanted to wish Taylor Hopkinson Associates all the best the future from MLS Control. Based on my experiences working with you and the in-depth market knowledge you hold, I have no doubt the company will be a great success and I look forward to doing business with you again soon.”
Engineering Director – MLS Control

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates have given a great contribution to the entrance of EDPR into the UK wind energy market. Their knowledge of the industry at all levels and approach to candidates are at the base of the excellent results achieved.”
International Business Development Director – EDP Renovaveis Spain

“We have successfully delivered 13 complex assignments for Iberdrola’s offshore wind team ranging from mid-senior level management positions and have a 100% delivery rate to date.

The assignments have been in the following disciplines: Procurement, Metocean, Logistics & Vessels, Offshore Structures, Geotechnical, Project Engineering, WTGs, and Operations. The positions have been based in Glasgow, London, Berlin and Paris.

Taylor Hopkinson Associates has played a remarkable role in the growth of SPR Offshore Business during the last two years. Their ability to understand the needs of the client and their capacity to find very specific roles have allowed SPR to increase significantly the value of its human capital.”
Head of Technical – Iberdrola Renewables

Candidates

“Jamie assisted me in my recent job hunt and supported me throughout the application process. He researched the solar UK job market and provided expert opinion to which specific career path I should follow in the industry. He guided me throughout the various interview stages and upon receiving the job offer he advised on how I should move forward. He even went a step further by providing me with a detailed list of advantages and disadvantages of each job role as at the point I already had a couple of offers on the table.”
Chrysovalantis Micrommatis – Belectric UK

“I am delighted to recommend Jamie. He helped me find an excellent career enhancing opportunity at a time of extreme turbulence within the UK renewable energy sector. He understands the pressures the industry faces and was able to react and adapt swiftly whilst also keeping me calm. He provided great advice and was always on hand to answer any questions. I am grateful to Jamie for his support during what could have been a very stressful time in my career.”
Rosie Vetter – Good Energy Ltd

“Jamie was a pleasure to work with throughout the recruitment process as he provided excellent advice and help on all levels. He took the time to review my background and qualifications to ensure the opportunity he presented me was a good match. Once I was engaged in the interview process he was always available to answer my questions, provide feedback, and took a proactive approach to keep me informed. Jamie is a very professional and helpful consultant and I would strongly recommend him.”
Triada Vlasakoudi – Solar Century

“I have worked with Jamie as both a candidate and when looking to recruit for my company. Jamie is extremely professional, highly efficient and can be relied upon to deliver high value individuals, I would certainly recommend Jamie to companies with specific recruitment needs as well as to candidates.”
Debbie Webb – Inazin Power Ltd.

“During my search for job opportunities in the UK, I came across a lot of agents, Jamie is the absolutely best. From first contacting me, he knew what he wanted from me, what positions we could go after and he laid out his plan to me. With his recommendations, I got not only one but two interviews with the most prestigious Solar companies in the UK and I got both jobs, mostly because I was recommended from him. He then went the extra mile helping me resolve everyday things. Furthermore, I saw the respect that companies have in him. A true professional and for me top on his field.”
Georgios Apostolopolous

“As I have explained to closest colleagues and friends, the difference between Taylor Hopkinson and many other recruiting companies which have approached me in the past is the personal treatment during the process, involving a clear opportunity description and careful understanding of the personal situation and an open atmosphere which made the whole process natural and relaxing. Definitely, it was just more an opportunity experience rather than a job hunting.”
Country Manager – Spain – David Brown Gear Systems

“I’ve recently had contact with Taylor Hopkinson Associates, who had a crucial and remarkable intervention on the placement in my current position. Absolute devotion and diligence throughout the whole recruitment process and follow up even after the placement was already accomplished. Taylor Hopkinson Associates provided invaluable assistance and kept providing feedback and advice which made the whole process much easier. Strongly recommend them as a recruitment consultancy”
Geotechnical Engineer – RPS London

“Tom’s approach to recruitment support is what you would hope to expect from an executive recruiter with a professional and conscientious attitude; focusing on exposing who you and the organisation really are and facilitating discussions to see if there’s a match. There’s little doubt in my mind that if you and the company were ill-suited, then he would be the first to acknowledge it. His openness and honesty promotes trust in him and the recruitment processes under his watch.”
Project Director – 2 Co Energy Limited

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates listened and acted on my requirements, was efficient, easy to communicate with, had a good understanding of the renewables sector and applied a positive, honest approach in assisting me identify employment opportunities.”
Consents Manager – Forewind

“Having been part of the UK wind industry since 1980 I am glad I came across Taylor Hopkinson who have found me my last two positions. They are undoubtedly the best recruitment consultants operating in the wind sector today.”
Special Advisor, International Renewable Energy

“I contacted Taylor Hopkinson Associates during my last post when I decided that I was looking for a new challenge. I was looking to stay within the renewables industry and I was aware that they were specialists in this area. Jeff provided excellent support and took on board all my requirements, listening to what I was and was not looking for. Consultants had very good knowledge of the industry and I was in my new position within a very short space of time after initial contact to Taylor Hopkinson, with very little effort from myself.”
Regional Manager – Weir Power and Industrial

“Dear Taylor Hopkinson Associates, I’d like to thank you sincerely, not just for helping me to find the right move, but also the way you did it. I know your real client is always the hiring company, but from day one you took a real interest in where my interests lay and what I wanted to achieve – to the point that you could generally anticipate my reaction to opportunities you found. This was in sharp contrast to many others I spoke to who simply wanted a copy of my CV to share with their clients. Your follow-up and checking in with me (even after I’d started the new role) was first class, and while I’m sure I won’t be needing your services again in the short term I will know who to call first when the time comes. Thanks!”
Business Development Manager – Mainstream Renewable Power USA

“I really wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the hard work you undertook to secure me a fulltime position with Centrcia. In the past I had a number of disappointing experiences with other recruitment consultants who did not understand the renewable energy field or my qualifications and skills. I was impressed by your knowledge of the industry and its players, and your commitment to finding me a position was outstanding. The service and support you gave me throughout the process, from the initial prompt phone call through to quickly setting up interviews and taking me out for lunch to celebrate my new job, was fabulous. Your approach and commitment to your job is to be commended. I found you to be extremely professional and very personable. The position I now have is in a great firm with lovely people and a job I really love. I have been sending colleagues your way (as you well know) who have also been impressed by your efforts. Thanks again so much for all your hard work, it has been greatly appreciated. If I am ever looking for staff in the future, I will definitely come to you. Please feel free to use this testimonial as I have no hesitations in recommending you as a recruitment consultancy.”
Offshore Wind Development Manager – Centrica

“Working with Jamie to secure a new role was one of the best decisions I made. I told Jamie what I needed and he opened the right door for me. I thank Jamie for his honesty, support and hard work in getting me where I am now.”
Tariq Obeid – Solar Century

“I would like to recommend Tom and the team from Taylor Hopkinson Associates for their support and professionalism during a recent search to secure me in a post with my new employer. Throughout the team’s dealing with me, I was treated to a sustained professional and courteous service; specifically in communicating with me and tailoring my experience to meet the needs of my new employer. Tom pro-actively managed me through the process of initial selection as a candidate, resume production, interview preparation and managing receipt and acceptance of a job offer. Throughout the process, Tom formed a strong line of communication with me and handled my interest with discretion. It was also obvious from my dealings with Tom that he had a good understanding of the organisation who was seeking candidates. The outcome of this process was a job opportunity that has provided me with a fresh and interesting challenge with a package that has met my expectations. Up until my dealing with Taylor Hopkinson Associates, my personal experience of recruitment consultants was less than complimentary and I viewed any dealing with their services with some suspicion. My interaction with Tom and his team has restored my confidence in dealing with specialist recruiters and I would recommend Taylor Hopkinson to any potential candidate as a strong recruiter within the renewables industry.”
Contract Manager – The Crown Estate

“Tom is a great guy. During our first meeting, it was clear that he had deep knowledge of the energy sector, including technical appreciation as well as far-reaching contacts. Tom has provided me with invaluable career advice as a person, focused appreciation of my requirements as a recruiter and as a result has placed me in a great role and helped me to build a world-class team. On the basis of my previous experiences with Tom, I unhesitatingly recommend – definitely use this firm.”
Chief Operating Officer – UPC Renewables

“Just a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the effort you put in during my recruitment process. My first discussions with the client were in Liverpool at the Renewable UK conference in October last year. I then had further interviews in four European capital cites (London, Madrid, Lisbon and Edinburgh) before finally joining in June of this year. Throughout this process you kept me informed and enthused. I am grateful for your help as my role is everything I had come to expect.”
Commercial Manager – EDP Renewables UK

“I was very impressed with the way that Taylor Hopkinson went about their business. From the moment that they approached me about the position with their client they provided me with all the information I required to decide if the position was of interest to me. Throughout the subsequent recruitment process they kept me fully informed of developments within the decision making process. I felt that they listened to my contractual requirements and represented them accurately to the company.”
Head of Engineering – EDP Renewables UK

“Contact with Jeff from Taylor Hopkinson was extremely professional on every level. Rarely can you meet agency where the guys have significant technical experience and speak the same industrial language, at the same time knowing the current industry requirements and needs. Jeff knows the industry inside out. His understanding of my aspirations and skills and his ability to source relevant opportunities within the wind industry was smooth and impressive. The quality of service speaks for itself. After an inspirational interview with Jeff, I met with a company that match perfectly my aspirations and work style. Now, after six months of successful employment in new company I can say that changing my employment status was one of the best decisions of my life. It opened the whole world of new possibilities and gave me new momentum for constant improvement in both my professional and personal life.”
Operations Manager – Weir Power and Industrial

“After leaving my old position, Taylor Hopkinson worked very closely with me to find my current placement. I found them to be very proactive and we maintained a strong dialogue throughout the process and I was impressed with their enthusiasm and resourcefulness. Now, when I seek to recruit others, Taylor Hopkinson Associates are the first point of contact.”
Development Manager – Galliford Try Renewables

“Taylor Hopkinson Associates have a great knowledge of the industry and a gift of their skills for listening and understanding the requirements of both parties in order to marry prospective companies and clients. He stood head and shoulders above other recruiters as he listened to my needs and took time to understand my career direction before even suggesting a potential job for me. The time that he invested to seek the right position, made for me, what felt like a stressful life-changing decision (in moving jobs,) a much easier transition.”
Offshore Development Manager – SSE Renewables