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NEWS: Surya Recruitment launches to help energy sector face ‘tough challenges’ of post pandemic world.  

NEWS: A recruitment business created to help the energy and environment sector find diverse talent in the UK has launched as part of one of the country’s newest investment programmes.

Surya Recruitment has been founded by Alka Graham with the aim of supporting green industry meet the increasing demands of climate change by enabling people to move into clean energy jobs.

Surya is the first business of its kind to be supported by TIMESTWO Investments, a startup and scaleup programme led by successful recruitment entrepreneurs Mike Beesley and Keith Dawe. TIMESTWO launched last year with the aim of finding the industry’s next big names.

Meaning ‘the sun’ in Sanskrit, Surya is based in Bristol, one of the greenest cities in the UK, with access to the South West’s rich environment and energy talent. The team will operate nationally with international reach.

The decision was taken to continue with launch during lockdown as much of the brand work had already been undertaken and the original intention was always to help the energy sector face its most serious challenges.

Alka said: “Now is the time to help our environment and energy businesses achieve significant ambitions as we head into the new dawn of the post pandemic world.

“Our business model is based on facing tough challenges – around tackling climate change by resourcing across sector areas, enabling people to move from oil and gas to renewables, coupled with sourcing people from diverse backgrounds.

“These will remain some of the biggest issues the global and national sector has to face in the years ahead and we want to use our networks and knowledge to be part of the solution.”

The brand was created by TIMESTWO partner Stuff Advertising and the messaging around ‘finding new ways to resource in the energy sector’ continued to be prevalent for post-pandemic return to work.

Mike Beesley, co-founder of TIMESTWO, CEO of Sanderson and serial recruitment entrepreneur and investor, said: “There has never been a greater need for different, more effective and representative ways of thinking.

“We are committed to supporting new innovation and technologies that can create alternative ways of powering the planet, and diversity and inclusion must be at the heart of these new solutions.

“As such we’re delighted to help bring Alka’s business to market and area sure the future of both the recruitment and the energy sector is brighter now Surya is in the world.”


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