Acre is trusted by world-leading organisations, with an unmatched track record of placing energy executives responsible for transforming corporate strategy and growing clean technology start-ups. We support power producers, developers, and product and service organisations by sourcing executives to lead on operational and commercial strategy.
We actively maintain an extensive network of energy & technology leaders with expertise in business development, operations, product strategy, origination project development and M&A functions. Our expert consultants consistently place best-in-class candidates in roles from junior to executive level.
Our end-to-end contract and interim recruitment service utilises a large network of energy & cleantech professionals who are available for short-to long-term assignments. We help our clients quickly identify and engage high-impact professionals who can push forward energy & carbon agendas, execute specific projects, or provide quality cover for vacant positions.
"There’s no doubt that Acre are the best when it comes to recruiting sustainability professionals. This is partly down to the high-calibre of candidates they find - but also because they take the time to understand the role, the requirements, and the business to find the perfect match."
Head of Corporate Responsibility, BSkyB
"The Acre team have supported us with business intelligence services through an important period of planning and restructuring. They have provided insightful information and guidance to help us make important decisions with efficiency and confidence. They are always at the end of the phone, are extremely supportive and have been generally marvellous throughout."
"We consider Acre to be a really valuable partner when it comes to finding the specialist people that we need to deliver for our clients. They know the market better than most, and really understand our business – making the recruitment process much smoother as a result. Plus they’re a great, committed and fun bunch to work with, which also helps!"
Head of Sustainability, Radley Yeldar
"Marks & Spencer worked with Acre on specific energy assignments and they understood our recruitment needs well. Their knowledge of the marketplace was impressive and they brought an informed and professional approach to the process."
Senior Recruitment Manager, Marks & Spencer
"The whole team found the process very useful and many of the ‘areas of improvement’ identified in the report are now making their way in to our appraisal process. The comparison against the different groups i.e. leadership and fundamentals was particularly useful in helping the team progress to the next role. I personally have found this to be really useful, firstly in identifying skills matrixes across the team but secondly comparing our team to the industry norm groups. We think we are a high performing team but comparing it to industry has helped confirm where we can improve"
Simon Walker , Director of Environment, Health & Safety - Mount Anvil
"Frameworks is the kind of innovative and bold move we have come to expect from Acre. This initiative leads the way in driving a much needed change in the Health and Safety profession and confirms Acre’s place as market leader. The feedback from assessing the entire Lend Lease Health and Safety team has allowed us to refocus, engage, and develop our people to drive our organisational goal of creating an incident and injury free workplace. Utilising this tool as part of their recruitment offering, Acre support us in making informed hiring decisions and seamlessly transition new staff from recruitment into development"
Martin Coyd, Director of Environment, Health & Safety, Europe - Lend Lease
"Laing O’Rourke have a vision for doing safety differently and this requires that not only do we approach the subject with a different mindset but that we consider the sort of attributes and characteristics that our people require to be successful in this new paradigm. Acre Frameworks gives us the insight required to allow both the organisation and, more importantly, the individual to focus on areas of strength and opportunity allowing both to excel in these areas of new challenge"
John Green, Health, Safety and Environment Director – Laing O’Rourke
"The feedback provided from the assessment process run by Acre Frameworks has enabled Keepmoat to fully analyse and understand the development needs of its senior SHEQ team. This is invaluable to Keepmoat as although the managers have the right technical skills, there is a need for them to have stronger management and leadership skills as their roles evolve in a growing business"
Tony Leach, Health, Safety and Environment Director - Keepmoat
"Acre has been a great partner in helping us fulfill our resourcing requirements. The service we have received from the team is truly that of a partner who understands our business and we are always guaranteed an exceptional personal service which is a rarity in this day and age."
Resourcing Lead, BP
"Acre has risen rapidly to become the most specialised CR recruiter in the UK. I have always been impressed with the quality of candidates sent to me and I would have no hesitation to recommend Acre to anyone looking to find new people in the sustainability field."
Head of European Sustainability Affairs, Samsung
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