myenergi has unveiled plans to double its existing workforce by the end of 2021, as the firm sees record growth and profits through 2020.
The green technology manufacturer, best known for the Zappi electric vehicle charger, plans to open a new product development, manufacturing and eco office space in North Lincolnshire. The new site will create roles in engineering, product development, marketing and sales, with a focus on the continued development of smart technologies that bridge the gap between electric vehicles and renewable energy, ultimately driving toward a greener future for the planet.
While the company is announcing a doubling of its workforce by the end of 2021, it has already rapidly increased the number of employees. myenergi now boasts a workforce of 90, with 68 new roles having been created in the past year, covering sales, marketing and product development.
myenergi says that it has seen an increase of 2,250% in profitability for 2020, which isn’t all that surprising. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic causing a drag on new car sales, EV sales have skyrocketed. That has benefited firms such as myenergi, especially as the Zappi is a well-reviewed home EV charger.
Alongside the Zappi, myenergi also offers products in the broader green tech space. That includes the eddi, a solar power diverter for free water and space heating using excess energy from solar panels or wind turbines. With the UK Government committing to a ‘green revolution’ for the economy, it’s clear to see companies such as myenergi will benefit.
The firm says that its new location in North Lincolnshire will focus on the continued development of smart technologies that bridge the gap between electric vehicles and renewable energy, ultimately driving toward a greener future for the planet.
Jordan Brompton, myenergi CMO and co-founder, said, “We are delighted to be in the position to promote and develop our employees internally and recruit new staff locally. It’s a credit to our growing team how we’ve responded and expanded in what’s been challenging times for everyone.
“There is a conscious shift globally; we have to be kinder to the planet and take responsibility in reducing carbon in our homes and transport. This in turn speeds up the process of decarbonising the grid and myenergi are proud to be playing a significant part in that. We’re looking forward to next year where we believe that our expanding business will help Britain become a key market to invest in renewable energy.”
This announcement comes on the back of recent news that myenergi-partnered energy company, Octopus Energy also announced new jobs in the sector. These job announcements were welcomed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “It’s UK tech companies like Octopus who will ensure we continue to build back greener and remain a world leader in pioneering renewable energy, leading the path to net zero whilst creating thousands of skilled jobs.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak commented, “More green jobs is not only good news for British job seekers – it’s a vote of confidence in the UK economy as it recovers, and pivotal to our collective efforts to build a greener, cleaner planet.”