SCOTTISH RENEWABLE ENERGY FIRM PURCHASED BY ENGLISH RIVAL
Cheshire-based sustainable solutions provider RSK Group has acquired Loch Lomond-based
renewable energy business Absolute Solar and Wind.
The deal – for an undisclosed sum – continued RSK’s “strategic expansion”, with Absolute
adding expertise in renewable energy design, installation and maintenance services for
commercial and industrial renewable energy projects, primarily in the solar sector.
It will join RSK’s agriculture, land and property management division, under the direction of
Ian Strudwick, but will continue to be led by Absolute director Tom Newall.
Newall commented: “Joining RSK will enable Absolute to take its growth in the renewable
energy sector to the next stage – becoming part of a bigger organisation will present many
opportunities for the business and for our employees in terms of growth and development.
I am confident that together we can really make a difference for the environment and for
Established in 2007, the Scottish company’s customers include Scottish Water, Edinburgh
Airport, UK Research and Innovation and several local authorities. It also designs, supplies,
installations and maintenance of commercial photovoltaic solar panel systems, solar farms
and wind turbines.
RSK chief executive and founder Alan Ryder (pictured above) said: “We are dedicated to
increasing our service provision in this arena and to achieving carbon net zero – the sector
offers a lot of opportunities for us to help our clients in their sustainability journeys and the
acquisition of Absolute will open many doors for the group.
With Absolute in the group, RSK will be able to take large-scale solar projects from site
finding and planning and consents all the way through to design, installation and
maintenance, offering a turnkey service to our clients.”