Wind industry veteran and chair of RenewableUK Julian Brown has joined the board of 3sun Group to help shape its further growth as a leading services supplier to the UK and international offshore wind sector.

Mr Brown takes a seat as a non-executive director on the six-strong board of the growing business as it moves into its second decade.

Approaching the end of his four-year tenure as RenewableUK chair, Mr Brown said the Great Yarmouth-based company was an “inspirational” force in the wind sector with a powerful reputation at home and abroad, and a business model that “the industry needs to go forward.”

His role will be to work with CEO Graham Hacon on its strategy for future growth and international development.

3sun Group has grown its business to 85% renewables from 50% renewables, 50% oil & gas two years ago, offering clients creative solutions and cost reductions across its scope including pre-assembly, installation, inspection and operations and maintenance services.

Brown, co-founder and director of growing technical consultancy 8.2 Aarufield, set up nearly three years ago, said: “I have known and watched 3sun Group for a long time.”

“I have always admired Graham’s ethics, attitude and approach to business. I have particularly admired his emphasis on training and the ‘train to retain’ ethos. His model of business is what the industry needs to go forward.”

“I am coming to the end of my second term as chairman of Renewable UK and I am keen to contribute in other non-exec roles in the industry I am so passionate about. 3sun is an excellent example of the profile of company I would like to be involved in.”