adi Group jobs boost helps drive sustainability agenda
27 Jun 2021
Birmingham-based engineering firm adi Group has added 50 staff and announced a series of senior appointments to support its drive towards greater sustainability and business growth.
The new employees have been hired just since the start of the year, bringing a significant increae in numbers to just over 700 staff overall.
And it has announced 12 new senior appointments with a significant focus on electrification and environmental priorities.
“This has been a key time for both the business and the wider manufacturing sector,” said adi Group founder and CEO Alan Lusty (pictured).
“We’ve actively recruited in a number of key areas of the business, which has enabled us to continue serving a wide range of manufacturing markets. We now look forward to the future ahead, which will be increasingly shaped by needs to lower carbon footprints, drive production efficiency and lower operational costs,.”
New vehicle charging solutions general manager Robert Byrne will help drive electric vehicle infrastructure in the UK, supporting divisional director Kenny Green who led charge point installation projects for names including Nissan.
Air hygiene manager Gareth Richards has an extensive background in the air and water hygiene sector, with works completed across NHS properties, HM Prisons and high security MOD sites.
Additionally, adi has maintained its commitment to youth skills development in the sector, continuing both its apprenticeship schemes throughout the pandemic.
Strategic account director James Sopwith said adi’s successes reflected its sustainability ethos.
“What we’ve been able to do is focus on our foundations, which are fuelled by a belief that building sustainable communities, from regional to nationally, are the building blocks for propelling forward our industry and those that want to work in our sector,” stated Sopwith.
“It would have been quite easy to postpone our apprenticeship schemes in light of the difficulties the pandemic posed, but we simply couldn’t take away that opportunity for young people to get on the careers ladder at a time they needed it the most.”
The group operates across 12 regional sites in the UK and Ireland, boasting manufacturing capacity in excess of 200,000 sq. ft.