This week’s appointments include: ersg, Higgs & Sons, SThree

• Specialist energy recruitment firm ersg has appointed Sarah Solari as client solutions business manager, based in its South-East London headquarters in Bromley. Solari joins with 10 years’ recruitment experience, six of those directly working within renewables. She is also a strong advocate for women working within renewables and has been a spokesperson for this at industry events.

• Law firm Higgs & Sons has brought in Claire Rankovic in a new in-house specialist role. Rankovic began her career as a solicitor, before moving into legal recruitment. Her new role as in-house recruiter means the firm has a dedicated person in place to search for talent.

SThree, the international specialist staffing business focused on roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), has appointed Andrew Beach as chief financial officer from 5 July 2021 and will be formally appointed to the board on 15 July 2021. Beach joins with more than 13 years’ experience as CFO in listed companies. He was previously CFO of Hyve Group, a global exhibitions business, and was instrumental in leading it through a period of significant transformation and rapid international growth which resulted in its promotion to the FTSE 250. 

SThree’s current CFO Alex Smith will step down from the board in July, following which he will remain with the company to effect an orderly handover.

Petroplan appoints Greenwood recruitment director EMEA

Specialist energy talent acquisition group Petroplan has appointed Dean Greenwood as recruitment director in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

People 24 November 2021

Graphite Capital acquires Opus Talent Solutions in MBO

Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired Opus Talent Solutions, a global recruitment business specialising in the technology and renewable energy markets, in an off-market management buy-out.

Contracts 22 November 2021

Petroplan appoints Brown regional director EMEA

Specialist energy talent acquisition group Petroplan has appointed Darren Brown as regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

People 22 November 2021


This week’s appointments include: Ducatus Partners, JLL, RBW Consulting, Thorn Baker Group

People 11 November 2021