Climate17 is merging with Eolo Renewables

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 - Climate17 have today announced a merger with Valencia-based Eolo Renewables, allowing the specialist renewable energy & sustainability recruiter a platform for continued growth and expansion into international markets, to deliver greater scale and impact.

The new firm will come under the existing Climate17 brand, which was established by renewable energy & sustainability recruitment veterans David Blake and Tom Wolsey. Carlos Soria Villegas, Managing Director of Eolo, will join the board of Climate17 and head up the international arm of the business.

Following the merger, the combined business now employs a 28-strong team based between Bournemouth and Valencia.

The merger will deliver a unique combination of skills and expertise which will allow Climate17 to deliver the increasing global demand for renewable energy & sustainability professionals.

Climate17 has shown an average of 50% YoY growth over the past 4 years and continues to expand in line with increased demand across the markets it serves. 

“This merger represents a unique opportunity for both companies to continue their expansion,” said Carlos. “Joining the Climate17 team will allow us to exploit synergies between our two businesses and better service the needs of new and existing clients, whilst also creating new career and mobility opportunities for our staff.”

Tom said: “We are thrilled to welcome Carlos and the Eolo team on board. They bring valuable experience in international markets and have deep knowledge of the sectors in which we operate.”

“We look forward to working with them closely, as Climate17 enters the next phase of our development, deepening our presence in the UK, while expanding into new markets internationally, as we execute on our mission to bring together purpose-driven people and organisations seeking to bridge the gap between ‘business as usual’ and a regenerative world.”

David added: “I have known Carlos for almost 10 years now, initially employing him at a previous company, and have watched him establish Eolo as an exciting and rapidly expanding name in the renewables industry. Their business complements and further strengthens our existing work throughout the renewable energy sector, which makes this merger an ideal fit for us, our clients, and our staff. We also add Carlos to further strengthen our management team at a critical time in our growth.”

Notes to Editors

Climate17

Founded in 2018 by renewable energy & sustainability recruitment veterans, David Blake and Tom Wolsey, Climate17 provide specialist recruitment services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Eolo Renewables

Eolo Renewables delivers permanent recruitment and retained search to support its clients to develop, finance, construct and operate renewable energy projects globally. Based in Valencia, its multi-lingual team specialise in the wind (offshore and onshore), solar and energy storage sectors, placing talent across Spain & LATAM, France and Italy. The company is headed up by Managing Director, Carlos Soria Villegas, former Director of Macdonald & Company backed Prime Energy.

Contacts

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Stefania Allegrini – Marketing & Partnerships Manager

stef@climate17.com

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La primera consultora de selección de personal Española especializada en Energía Renovable: EOLO RENEWABLES, firma un acuerdo de fusión con una de las principales consultoras británicas: CLIMATE17, posicionándose como la firma de selección de talento con mayor alcance en el sector Renovable en Europa.

La consultora de headhunting especializada en renovables y líder en España, Eolo Renewables, fundada por Carlos Soria, ha anunciado hoy la fusión con la británica Climate17 con sede en Bournemouth, UK, posicionando a la firma como la consultora de selección con mayor alcance en el sector renovable en Europa, trabajando en más de 12 países europeos.

Fundada en 2019 por Carlos Soria, la firma proporciona servicios de reclutamiento y atracción de talento a empresas que desarrollan, construyen y operan proyectos renovables, con el objetivo de ayudar a la transición energética de forma sostenible.

La fusión con Climate17, fundada por David Blake y Tom Wolsey en 2018 en Reino Unido, genera una nueva plataforma de alcance mundial, presente en más de 20 países de Europa, América y Asia con principal foco en España, UK, Francia e Italia.

"Esta fusión representa una oportunidad única para que ambas empresas continuemos la expansión internacional de la mano y consolidemos los mercados locales en los que trabajamos", dijo Carlos.

Eolo Renewables y Climate17 han mostrado un crecimiento medio del 50% anual en los últimos 4 años y ahora continuarán la nueva andadura unidos, expandiéndose en línea con el aumento de la demanda en los mercados internacionales en los que operan.

La nueva empresa conjunta estará bajo la marca Climate17, Carlos Soria se unirá al consejo de administración, dirigiendo la estrategia internacional del grupo. Tras la fusión, la compañía cuenta con un equipo de 28 personas con sede en Valencia y Bournemouth.

"Estamos aprovechando las sinergias conjuntas para incrementar la calidad del servicio a nuestros clientes, a la vez que creamos nuevas oportunidades de carrera y movilidad para nuestros empleados", añade Carlos.

Tom Wolsey dijo: "Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a Carlos y al equipo de Eolo. Aportan una valiosa experiencia en los mercados internacionales y tienen un profundo conocimiento de los sectores en los que operamos".

David Blake añadió: "Conozco a Carlos desde hace 10 años, he visto cómo establecía y expandía la marca Eolo Renewables de una manera sólida e internacional. Su negocio refuerza nuestro trabajo actual en el sector renovable, y nos ayuda conseguir nuestro propósito de unir empresas y profesionales apasionados con la creación de un futuro más limpio y sostenible para nuestro planeta.
 

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