Larkfleet Group ( has appointed renewable energy expert Matthew Hicks to the newly-created post of renewables investment director.

Matthew joins Larkfleet after a 15 year career with AECOM Energy (formerly Davis Langdon). He was most recently head of low carbon energy at AECOM, responsible for leading multi-disciplinary engineering and project development teams as part of a £5,000,000 per year turnover consultancy business unit.

In his new post he will be responsible for expanding Larkfleet Group’s involvement with a variety of new energy technologies. His tasks will include leading the group’s activities in technology commercialisation, creating innovative business structures for new project development opportunities and advancing new funding routes for multiple business units within Larkfleet Group. He will oversee the strategic direction of the group’s technology companies, market analysis and opportunities development.

Matthew said: “Larkfleet has an established reputation for investing in and developing new renewable generation and energy-reduction technologies. My appointment will help the group to give this aspect of its business a sharper focus.

“It is an exciting time to be joining an innovative business and I am looking forward to bringing some new ideas through from ‘drawing board’ to commercial implementation.”

Larkfleet Group CEO Karl Hick said: “Matthew brings extensive experience in this sector which will enable us to accelerate our business development. He and his team will make a substantial contribution to shaping the future of the group as a market and technology leader in sustainable building and renewable energy.”

Matthew has a first-class honours degree in construction cost management and quantity surveying from Nottingham Trent University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He lives in Spalding with his wife Kirsty and seven year old twins Isabelle and Harry. A former national league level hockey player he now plays for Spalding Hockey Club and his main focus outside of work is spending time with his family, frequently walking or cycling at various locations around the region.