UK solar energy company Sundog Energy has made several recruitment alterations, including the appointment of Bill Roberts as Managing Director and shareholder in the company.

Martin Cotterell, who founded Sundog in 1995 and has since been its Managing Director, now takes the role of Company Chairman and Technical Director. “We are very pleased to have Bill Roberts joining Sundog. He brings a wealth of commercial experience to the company at an exciting time when our business is set to develop in several key directions. The technical and financial case for solar PV has never been better,” explained Cotterell.

Bill Roberts said, “Sundog’s solar PV systems should have a place in every home, school and business – saving owners’ money and cutting carbon emissions – and I am looking forward to playing a part in these exciting developments.”

Sundog Energy has also recently taken on a new Finance Manager, an Operations Manager and office personnel as well as currently recruiting and training several new solar system installers.

The company designs and installs solar PV systems for UK households as well as commercial and public sector bodies including the ground-breaking solar PV system on the glazed roof of Kings Cross Station. Sundog is also a distributor, supplying high quality solar PV panels, components and installation kits to independent solar installers throughout the UK.

In addition to his new role, Roberts is also a Director of Solway Energy Gateway, which recently signed an agreement to bring the development and manufacture of a new tidal stream generation technology to Cumbria. He was previously Chairman of Direct Rail Services in Carlisle, where he authorised a new fleet of class 66 locomotives and supported the DRS Board in developing and growing DRS substantially between 2005 and 2010. Roberts was a founding Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and set up the NDA's offices in West Cumbria. He also negotiated a significant increase in funding for nuclear clean-up from the Government.