Meet The Team
Rajiv Bhatia, MBA
Founder and Director
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.
See more on Rajiv by James Hurley in the Telegraph and Bloomberg TV
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.
Regina, our Technical Design and Sales Executive, manages customers in the whole of Ireland, London and the South East.
Originally from Hungary, she studied Japanese language and culture, before cultivating an interest in renewable energy. She has obtained a BSc degree in Environmental Studies while she has been working 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.
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.
E-Commerce and Sales
Zsolt looks after our Webshop and deals with Technical and Sales related enquiries on everyday basis.
Contact Zsolt on 020 3763 7004 for any website or sales enquires.
Elaine joined the industry in 2011 & is proud to be part of the dedicated & enthusiastic team of colleagues & business partners of Alternergy, believing we must all play our part in creating a brighter greener future & enjoying her role networking, interacting & going the extra mile with all tasks.
Outside of work Elaine takes pleasure in walking Ollie her Great Dane and feeding all the wildlife on the canal at the bottom of her garden.
Contact Elaine on 020 3763 7010 for sales enquiries.
Bolt and Pepper
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.