Richard Ormandy joins Evolito as Director of Operations

  Evolito, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for the aerospace industry, has appointed Richard Ormandy as Director of Operations, with the support of Upscale Partners.   Richard brings a wealth of experience in leading the scale-up of aerospace manufacturing operations and bringing new products to market, with a track record of working with leading organisations such as BAE, Airbus, and Leonardo.   This marks the latest of several key appointments Evolito has made to its leadership team, in partnership with Upscale Partners.  Richard joins Mukesh Patel as Chief Engineer, Simon Wright as Director of Programme Management, and James Wilby as Head of IT.   Upscale Partners is committed to supporting companies in the transition towards net zero and a more sustainable future.  Click here to read more about our experience in this space....

Unlocking growth in climate tech

  COP27 has drawn to a close amidst much debate around the outcomes of this year’s conference, but what's harder to dispute is the phenomenal growth of the UK’s climate tech sector.    According to Tech Nation’s latest report, we’re leading the way in Europe for the number of homegrown climate tech startups and scaleups, and second only to the US globally.  The same report highlights that, in 2021, a record $4bn in investment was raised by UK climate tech companies.  Similarly, data from Beauhurst shows that over a third (37%) of cleantech startups/scaleups raised funding in the last 12 months.   This kind of buoyancy in such a vital sector is great news, but securing investment is only one of the keys to unlocking growth.  Applicants to Tech Nation’s Net Zero Programme cited creating partnerships, expanding overseas, scaling operations, and hiring talent among their main challenges.   Navigating such obstacles is imperative for any business...

James Wilby joins Evolito as Head of IT

  Upscale Partners is excited to announce that we have supported Evolito, the world-leading pioneer of electric motors for aerospace industry, with the appointment of James Wilby as Head of IT.   James joins from Cauldwell Marine, where he was IT Director and, in addition to his startup experience, he brings a track record in IT leadership roles for large automotive and engineering organisations including GKN, JLR, and RLC.   Upscale Partners is partnering with Evolito to build their leadership team and this marks the third key appointment, joining Mukesh Patel as Chief Engineer and Simon Wright as Director of Programme Management.   For another example of our Engineering leadership appointments, please see Chris Woolley, Engineering Director at YASA....