What’s it all about?
Hot on the heels of their recent announcement of a £110m fundraise, I catch up with Be.EV CEO and Co-Founder Asif Ghafoor. We talk all things emobility, disruptive markets, fundraising, company culture, entrepreneur insanity and community-based EV charging hubs, and much more.
About Asif Ghafoor:
After 25 years working in UK infrastructure investment, Asif co-founded Be.EV to change the way public EV charging infrastructure is delivered: faster, fairer, rooted in local communities and nice to look at. Today, Be.EV is the fastest-growing public EV charging network in the North. It has just won the backing of Octopus Energy Generation, who are investing up to £110m to dramatically scale the network and take it national. It’s Octopus’ first investment in EV charging – and comes with a target of delivering 1,000 new charge points by 2024.
Be.EV is the largest EV charging network across Greater Manchester, and is expanding at a rapid pace across the north of England in order to make charging simple, reliable, and effortless. They work closely with the communities in which they operate and were appointed by TfGM in 2019 to grow and maintain the city-region’s publicly owned EV charging network. This included a major upgrade of the existing network as well as the delivery of additional public and private funded chargers. Their mission is to give all drivers what they want: more chargers, in more places that they can access more easily and more cost-effectively.
About Hyperion Cleantech Group:
Hyperion Cleantech Group is the holding company for businesses focused exclusively in cleantech talent acquisition, retention, leadership development. working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy. We work across EMEA and NORAM, with teams based in the UK, Germany and the US.
Hyperion Executive Search is a retained search firm operating at Board, NED, C-Suite, VP and Heads of… level www.hyperionsearch.com
Fully Charged Recruitment is a contingent recruitment firm operating in the Mid/Senior level. www.fullychargedrecruitment.com
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