Entries by David Hunt

Hydrogen flight – dream or reality?

124 articles I have a bit of an obsession with Hydrogen, and I love to encourage the debate between the hardcore ‘batteries are the only answer’ and ‘Hydrogen is the only answer’ schools of thought. Despite personally being of a mind we should electrify everything, I’m still pretty technology agnostic (clean technology I should say). […]

Emobility may face a difficult near-term future after Covid-19

What is more valuable than wisdom, or the experience of others? Nothing in my mind. Recording the This Week in Cleantech podcast I get to hear so much insight and wisdom, born from successes and failures and everywhere in between. That is why I absolutely love recording it and sharing that wisdom, and those learnings […]

Five things every cleantech entrepreneur needs to know

As you will know, every other week I get to interview some amazing guests on my podcast. Some are industry insiders, most are CEO/Founders of cleantech companies, some are on the Investor/VC side.  Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Jigar Shah, someone that bridges all three of those categories. I’d certainly recommend listening […]

Research: It Pays to Be Yourself, literally.

As the CEO of an executive search firm, and an ‘old-timer’ in the industry I’ve seen and heard most tips and advice over the years, on how to secure that dream job. Much of that advice centres around how you can tailor your pitch and truly ‘connect’ with your interviewer. Do your research, find out […]

Passion, purpose and my journey in podcasting

Most good things in life are driven by passion. Passion and purpose. These twin Ps are what caused me to create my company Hyperion Executive Search. Hyperion have become a global leader in executive search in the cleantech sector. And it gives the whole team a huge buzz that we are helping some of the most […]

Catch 22: Raising finance without a strong management team

It can be a bit of a Catch-22 I know. Investors want to see a solid and rounded management team in your start-up, to mitigate the risk of their investment, but you need the investment to hire the management team you need. This is something I hear often. My company works with many post-investment start-ups, […]

How flexible working, and flexibility can boost your business

With LinkedIn currently running its #ParentsAtWork campaign to highlight the challenges many parents at work, I thought this the perfect opportunity to share why I think providing flexible working, and being flexible, are a huge benefit to both employer and employee. I speak as a father, as an employer and owner of a business, and […]

Why you are losing great employees

Those who take their business or leadership role seriously know that life is much easier and business is much more successful with real talent in your team. The CEO’s of two of the most successful businesses in corporate history, Steve Jobs at Apple and Jack Welch at GE, were both very vocal about having A […]

How to avoid scaling up killing your company culture

The moment your very success is the very thing that threatens to kill your business comes as quite a surprise. For me the moment, in my last business, hit me like a slap in the face with a wet fish. Not something you forget! I co-founded a renewable technology installation/EPC company back in 2007, pre-FIT […]