HiDef Aerial Surveying Limited’s (HiDef) Engineering Manager, Adam Whitehouse, has been chosen as the newest addition to the “Faces of Wind Energy” campaign being led by RenewableUK and Action for Renewables.
The Faces of Wind Energy project was launched in 2014 as an information resource to highlight the wide variety of jobs created and supported by the wind energy industry, and to draw attention to the range of professions involved in renewable energy in the UK. It is estimated that over 30,000 UK jobs are directly linked to the wind industry, with the project aiming to showcase the possibilities, from engineering apprentices to community investment managers.
When asked about his role, Adam said:
“Having spent eighteen years in the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer it’s great to be involved in an industry that recognises transferable skills. I am enjoying the transition into the renewables sector, an industry that really can make a difference not only now but for future generations.
I was introduced into the business by HiDef’s Technical Director Steve Burns, with whom I served on HMS Ark Royal. I researched the renewables industry, looked at the potential of HiDef and was excited at the prospect of working with ever changing technology, alongside passionate personnel and the chance to continue to build on experiences I’d enjoyed in the military.
The company itself is constantly striving to improve – we have a number of Licence deals in overseas countries and we have just been confirmed as a UK Trade & Industry North West Export Champion for the third year running.
HiDef is the leading supplier of high resolution digital aerial surveys to the UK offshore renewable industry and the only UK aerial survey company actively working in the offshore wind sector. I am extremely pleased to be working for a company that is in the forefront of its business and look forward to some very exciting times ahead.”
RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs, Jennifer Webber responded:
“HiDef is a great example of a UK company playing a leading role in developing the growing renewables industry and highlights the diversity of careers that the green economy supports. HiDef has demonstrated the benefits of the renewable industry to the UK, through their growing turnover, export sales and the number of people that they employ.
HiDef recently announced that it had tripled the number of overseas markets it was active in, with export sales increasing three-fold when compared to the previous financial year. In addition, HiDef had a 40% increase in full time staff numbers within the year, actively demonstrating how UK companies are benefitting from the renewables industry.
HiDef must be congratulated on the fact that the majority of their staff started their careers outside of the renewable energy sector and we are therefore very keen to welcome them onto the Faces of Wind Energy project.”
Kit Hawkins, HiDef’s Commercial Director concluded:
“HiDef is extremely pleased to have been asked to join the Faces of Wind Energy project and to showcase the talents of one of our dedicated and highly skilled colleagues. The campaign is a great way to highlight the demonstrable benefits of the renewables sector to the UK economy, while drawing attention to a few of the people who have made the UK the World leader in offshore wind power.”
The Faces of Wind Energy campaign can be found at URL: http://www.facesofwindenergy.com/