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David Still

“I have no problems in promoting my region to my colleagues from around the world, and to be honest when they come here they love it as much as me”

Position: Managing Director

Company: Clipper Windpower Europe

Sector: Energy & Low Carbon Technology

Location: Northumberland

Clipper Windpower is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development.

Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with offices across the world including Northumberland. Our main engineering base is in California, at Santa Barbara. Everyday I am selling North East England as the best location for the company to develop our turbines. Encouraging my Californian colleagues to come and work with me here in Blyth is not a hard sell.

I think we’ve got to realise that this campaign is not just being run by others, it is run by all of us.

Our base at the New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC) in Blyth, Northumberland is emerging as one of the leading centres in the world for introducing new renewable technologies to the market, particularly offshore wind.

I have no problems in promoting my region to my colleagues from around the world, and to be honest when they come here they love it as much as me.