December 16, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Grant Nicholson, founder and CEO of Planet-U Energy based in Yorkshire, has been appointed to the board of directors at Hortor.

Making a significant investment into the organisation, the award-winning entrepreneur will become a Hortor shareholder, bringing his knowledge from business, along with personal interests in renewable energy and sustainable solutions.

Founding Planet-U Energy in 2018, and now being one of the fastest-growing renewable energy companies in the UK, Grant has the credentials needed to support the strategy for growth at the business.

Recent winner of the IoD Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Yorkshire and North East) 2020, Grant comments: “As a recognised business leader with a successful track record, I feel that I have the knowledge and experience that is needed to support Hortor as it works towards becoming a £100m turnover business.

“With the drive and determination that is needed, I firmly believe that we can meet and exceed these targets, even when times are tough. Taking adversity and using it to our advantage, I am looking forward to joining the board and making things happen.”

The investment will be used to enhance our market leading digital and tech infrastructure, while also extending the portfolio of business services we offer to cover the renewable energy sector.   

Joint CEO of Hortor, Andy Roe, comments: “We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Grant to the business. We have big plans for the year ahead and know that with his added input we can take the steps to make our ambitions a reality.

“This is really positive news for Hortor and means that we can end 2020 in a strong position, while embarking into 2021 with a solid infrastructure and the model we need to deliver real business success.”