A further six new jobs are being created by rapidly expanding renewable energy company Earthmill as it expands to meet demand for farm scale wind turbines from farmers and landowners across the UK.
The £15m turnover Wetherby-based company, that already employs 25 staff in Yorkshire and 20 approved sub-contractors across the country, has announced plans to hire a new finance director and a senior planner after announcing investment in a move to a new 2,500 sq ft head office at Audby Lane in Wetherby.
Operations director Mark Woodward said: We’re recruiting a full time finance director at board level to take over some of my role, as well as a financial assistant, senior planner to oversee turbine planning applications, account managers and engineers both in Wetherby and in Scotland. The new head office is just yards from our current base, as we’re committed to staying here in Wetherby.
We are continuing to create jobs here in Yorkshire as well as employing more and more contractors to install the turbines on farms all over the country.
At the moment we have installations going into farmers’ fields from Yorkshire to Cornwall and Scotland, so whilst the head office benefits from the administration staff, we are creating employment all over the UK with new jobs in both Yorkshire and Scotland.
An increasing number of farmers are diversifying into generating power on their land to supplement income from crops and livestock. The turbines allow farmers and landowners to take advantage of the Feed in Tariff scheme that rewards the generation of renewable energy and provides them with discounts on rising energy bills.
Earthmill sells farm scale turbines to landowners, or rents their land in order to install the latest high tech power generation turbines and maintains them through their 20-30 year lifetime and now has over 130 operational turbines on UK farms.
Mr Woodward added: Our business involves a variety of roles and requires a mix of experience, from surveying and planning, through technology and engineering to account management and sales. In April we will have twice the space in our new office just across the road.
Further details of the vacancies can be found at: http://www.earthmill.co.uk/home/careers
Main photograph: Steve Milner of Earthmill at their Wetherby Offices