UrbanChain hires trio of experts

The renewable energy exchange company is also undertaking a recruitment push to further bolster customer service excellence having been awarded £430k by the government

UrbanChain has taken on three new recruits having set its sights on the continual improvement within its operations division.

The company, which is behind the creation of a unique energy market just for renewables, has also announced a recruitment drive following a £430k funding boost from the the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero.

Gemma Scott has joined Manchester-based UrbanChain as Finance Manager from property consultancy Turley Associates.

Operation Analyst Helena Mapals has moved from Yorkshire Gas and Power while Junior Data Scientist Atiqa Aziz has become part of the growing team having previously worked for Yorkshire Energy.

CEO Somayeh Taheri said UrbanChain will undertake a further recruitment push in the coming weeks.

“UrbanChain is committed to delivering the highest level of excellence for clients,” she said.

“And in order to ensure continuous service improvements we are hiring the best talent that is available. Having Gemma, Helena and Atiqa represents just this as we move towards our aims of building a formidable and dedicated team which smoothly enables the best possible prices and gains for both generators and consumers of renewable energy.”

UrbanChain runs the UK’s only trading platform for renewable energy, the peer-to-peer energy exchange.

Private companies from multiple sectors, generators of renewable energy, local authorities, social housing associations, manufacturers, energy suppliers and households are all part of the company’s established renewable energy trading market.

Following the £430k funding boost from the government, electric vehicle charging stations and batteries will be introduced to the peer-to-peer exchange.

Vacancies including software engineer, data engineer and cloud engineer are expected to be filled in the coming weeks as UrbanChain grows its offering.

Gemma Scott, who spent six years working in the renewable energy industry prior to joining UrbanChain, said: “I am excited to be starting work for a disruptive technology company in the energy sector.

“There is clearly a crisis within the energy industry that has exacerbated what was already a poorly functioning market. And I feel that UrbanChain is offering a real solution to this that I haven’t seen elsewhere.”