Protium Announces Scotland Expansion to Support £1 Billion Capex Pipeline

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  • Team growth and national footprint expansion to support growing pipeline currently totalling more than £1 billion

  • Appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, Jon Clipsham will spearhead the Scotland office and its growing client engagement team

  • Protium’s hydrogen influence strengthened by senior leadership team who all hold decision-making roles in notable Associations and Institutions committed to the UK’s green economy

Protium Green Solutions (Protium), the leading UK-based green hydrogen energy services company, today announces the expansion of its national footprint with the opening of Protium Scotland, led by newly appointed Jon Clipsham as Chief Commercial Officer.

Following a year of significant growth for the London-based firm, Protium’s activity across the green hydrogen space continues to demonstrate the viability of green hydrogen for businesses accelerating their net zero strategies.

With Protium expanding its presence in Wales, their projects and pipeline continues to grow as appetite from the public and private sector increases, with its CAPEX totalling more than £1 billion for projects across the aviation, road transport, alcoholic manufacturing and food & beverage sectors.

Protium’s Scotland presence has been established to support its growing projects in the region, with 3 clients currently based in Scotland and additional projects in the pipeline. Clipsham will lead Protium’s client engagement team across all UK regions, further supporting existing clients’ decarbonisation efforts across its accelerating projects.

Clipsham has been hired to spearhead the Scotland-based office, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience having spent more than 25 years in the chemicals industry and more than 5 years in the green hydrogen space.

Previously Jon developed and led many of the projects which have driven the growth of the green hydrogen eco-system in Orkney, and he also plays an influential role in shaping Scotland’s hydrogen policies and regulation, as a Board member of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA). He also holds various lecturing positions at notable Scottish universities and educational institutes (covering hydrogen and renewable energy).

Speaking of his appointment, Jon Clipsham said: “I am delighted to join Protium at such a pivotal and exciting time for the company. I fully align with Protium’s mission of taking action and delivering change while policy and industry catches up. I look forward to working with the team and its clients in supporting the national energy transition and am proud to be joining forces with other experts in the field who share the same vision.”

Chris Jackson, CEO of Protium, said: “I am extremely proud to welcome Jon who will be a driving force for Protium. We can see first-hand how the appetite for green hydrogen is increasing so leveraging Jon’s expertise and technical capabilities will be instrumental in delivering the best result for our clients – I am confident we’ll be able to demonstrate how green hydrogen is an exciting solution for these organisations overhauling their decarbonisation efforts.

“As we approach the second year of the business this milestone marks an important step for Protium as our client portfolio continues to grow, government support steadily increases and as UK-brands explore sustainable energy alternatives.”

With Protium’s senior leadership team holding external decision-making roles in relevant hydrogen Associations and Institutions, together Clipsham with Protium’s CEO, Chris Jackson, and Head of Policy and Innovation, Jen Baxter’s, will play an influential role in championing hydrogen and its place in the green economy. Jackson is currently the Chairman of the UK’s Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association and Baxter is on the Board of Industry Wales.

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