Appointment boosts environmental team

The environmental division of White Young Green (WYG), consultants to the built natural and social environment, has further expanded its Manchester office team with the appointment of Steven Radford, a renewable energy specialist.

Joining the company as an associate, Steven brings with him over nine years of project management experience in renewable energy, environmental regeneration and new build construction. He also has extensive knowledge of business development and environmental assessment, delivering on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and overseas in the renewable energy fields of wind, biomass and tidal.

Based in WYG’s Manchester office Steven’s new role involves responsibility for the investigation and assessment of renewable energy sector projects both at a strategic level for government agencies and councils, as well as for private sector led developments.

His new role will also include specific responsibilities such as developing the client base and projects in the sector taking them from concept through design, planning and consent. Steven is currently working on a planning application for a wind farm in Yorkshire with the production of a full environmental statement.

Commenting on his new position, Steven said: “I am excited about this opportunity to work within a fast growing and multi-disciplined consultancy. White Young Green offers a wide range of high quality engineering, environmental, planning and management services to a diverse range of clients in the private and public sector, so at any one time the company is working on a number of cutting edge schemes.

“I am particularly enjoying the challenge of managing such a diverse range of projects across all renewable energy technologies”.

Geoff Richardson, Regional Director of the environmental division at the Manchester office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven to our growing team. With the Government’s attention very firmly focused on sustainable design and renewable energy solutions, this is a highly strategic appointment. I am confident that Steven will be a true asset to the company, bringing with him significant industry experience”.