Having previously worked for Alan Sugar at Amstrad and Richard Branson at Virgin, Rajiv brings a clear business head to the solar PV market.
Starting out as a tax consultant, he learnt about structure, organisation and the merit of getting things done in the business world. He then began to work for Virgin, initially within indirect taxes before branching out to business development. This was followed by a brief stint at Amstrad during the dotcom boom, before working in consultancy and dabbling in his own business ventures.
He began working in Solar PV as a consultant before spotting the growing demand for PV systems in the UK. Rajiv went on to found Alternergy in 2006 where his ambition and keen business sense led Alternergy to become one of the top three solar PV distributers in the UK and awarded first and second place as Britain’s fastest growing company in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Rajiv delivers a clear statement for what Alternergy stands for; “Quality, Value and Integrity”; providing quality products at competitive prices. He believes one thing is central to Alternergy’s reputation; “We won’t cut corners. Our integrity as a company is massively important.”
His passion for renewables drives the company forward and his charismatic nature is what makes the office a really great place to work in.
Projects & Technical Sales Manager
Cristina has been with Alternergy since February 2011, working in projects and technical sales. Her technical knowledge is extensive, making her an expert at designing bespoke and large scale installations.
Growing up in Spain, Cristina graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza before picking up a Master’s in Renewable Energies. She is always increasing her knowledge within the renewable energy field by attending seminars and doing online courses. She enjoys cycling to work every day, as well as reading, skiing, keeping fit and walking Bolt and Pepper.
Contact Cristina on 020 3763 7005 for technical assistance and large projects
Raj is our Regional Account Manager for the Midlands. Starting her career in PV distribution in early 2011, she has experienced the recent highs and lows of the industry.
After graduating with a BA Hons in Arts and Humanities, Raj ran a successful business before delving into the world of Solar PV. This gives her the ability to relate to our clients through her knowledge of both the market and the business world.
She brings an enthusiasm to Alternergy, which coupled with her passion for the job results in exceptional customer service and support, placing her in top sales positions throughout her career, whilst allowing her to successfully foster good client relations.
Contact Raj on 07975 998 702 for sales enquiries in the Midlands and the North
Ecommerce, Sales & Marketing
Working in sales and marketing, Ivan brings humour, passion and a love of all things Spanish football to the Alternergy office. Ivan has recently joined the ecommerce team too, demonstrating a natural ability to turn his hand to all new ventures with enthusiasm and drive.
His first steps into solar PV were back in 2006, working for a Spanish installation company just in time to experience the boom that led Spain to develop half the worlds’ new solar installations. Unfortunately, the generous government subsidies feeding the market growth didn’t last and in 2011 Ivan came to London. He joined Alternergy, working amongst many different areas of the business.
Contact Ivan on 020 3763 7006 for marketing and sales enquiries.
Regina, our Sales Executive, manages customers in London and the Southeast whilst providing support to the rest of the sales team.
Originally from Hungary, she studied Japanese language and culture, before cultivating an interest in renewable energy. She is now studying a degree in Environmental Studies while she works with us, continually accumulating knowledge in renewables, whilst increasing the performance of the team as a whole.
Even when out of the office, Regina’s passion is eco-architecture which she teams with her love of cycling and hiking to truly make the most of the natural environment.
Contact Regina on 020 3763 7010 for sales enquiries.
Administration and Accounts
Barbara graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2008. She previously worked as an account assistant in Poland before moving to the UK, and has since found her feet within the PV industry. Her role within Alternergy is in administration and accounts, helping to keep the cogs well-oiled behind the scenes.
She keeps up to date with the industry by reading technical magazines and enjoys skiing and swimming in her spare time.
Agnieszka is the financial controller for Alternergy, managing customer accounts and the company’s finances.
Lisa works amongst all levels of the business, overseeing a range of departments from logistics to sales and technical installations. She worked as a retail purchaser in New Zealand before travelling to the UK in search of new opportunities.
From there on in, she met Rajiv and became engrossed in the world of solar. She now works as key purchaser, liaising with customers and manufacturers alike, overseeing Alternergy’s portfolio mix. Lisa regularly attends trade shows and seminars, furthering her knowledge through all levels of the supply chain.
What is your position within the company? We run this company!
Any formal education? We are so cute, it just does not matter.
How did you get into Solar PV/Renewable Energy: Our ghastly owner forced us into this when we were just puppies. Is there a law against Child Labour? Or should that be “Puppy Labour”?
When did you first join Alternergy? March 2013
Where are you from? We’re from the wild and snowy lands of the Alpine Forests.
Hobbies and interests? We love to chew people’s shoes and slippers, preferably designer brands that cost a lot!