About Us

Our Story

Cathcart Energy, part of the Cathcart Associates Group, was born from a desire to be able to bring our ethos, our skills and our resources to bear in the Energy Sector. Staffed exclusively with senior career recruiters with and over 40 years combined recruitment experience, we focus on recruiting specialists into the Renewable Energy industry at all levels and across all disciplines.

We know the Renewables sector inside out and understand the specific challenges and opportunities it provides. We consult with our clients to ensure we provide an honest, impartial and knowledgeable take on their recruitment needs.

Our unparalleled network allows us to offer excellent opportunities to candidates looking to enter the sector, or those looking for their next challenge, and we can introduce the best talent in the industry to companies that need to grow their capabilities.

Our Team

Luke Westendarp
Principal Consultant

Luke is a career recruiter, with over a decade of experience under his belt. Starting out in IT and Banking recruitment, Luke then moved into the Renewables and set up Cathcart Energy in 2013. He has a deep understanding of the Renewable Energy industry and has grown Cathcart Energy to be one of the UK’s most trusted Renewable Energy recruiters. 

James McNair
Senior Consultant

James is a Senior Recruitment professional with a wealth of international experience in the Energy Recruitment industry. His no-nonsense style and unbeatable work ethic has helped build our Energy division into one of the country’s most successful independent Renewable specialists. Outside of work enjoys the mighty Hibs, his endless record collection and cooking on boats.  

Sabrina Hickl
Recruitment Consultant - Germany

Sabrina manages our German renewables business, focusing on the onshore and offshore German wind energy market, and she has built a very impressive client list of Developers, Manufacturers and Consultancies. She brings over six years international sales experience to the team, as well as a relentlessly cheery demeanour. A proud Bavarian, she now splits her time between Edinburgh and Hamburg. Her time in Edinburgh has improved her Scottish immeasurably, and she can now make herself understood even in Leith!

Sigrid Carstairs
Recruitment Consultant - Scandinavia

Sigrid is managing our Scandinavian expansion and divides her time between Edinburgh and Malmö, focusing on Onshore and Offshore wind. She holds an MSc in Organisational Change and Management from Lund University in Sweden, and has a ten year track record in business to business sales and marketing. 

Half Scottish/half Swedish, she is honest and direct, with a twinkle in her eye. As the self-proclaimed “hippy” of the team, she loves the guitar and can often be found singing and writing music. 

Jessie Caudron
Recruitment Consultant - France

Jessie has a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Social Services management from Université de Bretagne-Sud, and now recruits for Renewables professional in French speaking countries, dividing her time between Lyon and Edinburgh. She enjoys walking around the city and discovering the best spots for brunch and cooking – but not only French food!

Stephanie Grieve
Recruitment Consultant - Netherlands

Steph has a Bachelor degree in Psychology & Master degree in Economic and Consumer Psychology from Leiden University. She now specialises in recruiting for Renewables specialists in the Netherlands, working from Edinburgh and Rotterdam – which is ideal as she’s half Scottish & half Dutch. She enjoys baking, painting and is a singer in a wedding band and sunbathing – so obviously Edinburgh is the place to be!  

Sam Wason

Sam set up the Cathcart Associates IT business in 2009, and in 2013, along with Gordon and Luke, decided to branch out into Renewables, the thinking being that we could bring our skills and experience in professional technical recruiting to bear on another growth industry. And it’s gone well so far! Luke does the vast majority of the hard work; Sam and Gordon pay the bills.

Gordon Kaye

Having been accused for many years of being “a bit too windy”, Gordon thought it would be a good idea to use his 15+ years recruitment experience to set up a renewable recruitment business with Sam and Luke. Several years down the line and Luke’s business is going great guns, which is quite ironic as Luke also has great guns (photos available on request). They now operate a multinational contract and permanent business with some great long-term partners who are key players in the renewable energy industry. Gordon just does what Luke tells him now.

Caroline Forbes
Financial Controller

Caroline is the Financial Controller - read "The Boss" - without whom the company would fall apart! No one knows more about how the whole company hangs together, how and how much people get paid and where the light bulbs are kept. She’s truly indispensable.

Bevin Gosling
Office Manager

Bevin has a BA (Hons) in Fashion Business from Glasgow Caledonian University. She joined us following two successful years in London after graduating. Bevin is the Office Manager - managing back office and our social media, marketing and internal recruitment as well as acting as our Client and Contractor Liaison.