A green energy business says a “substantial” number of the 1,000 new jobs it is creating will be in Leicester. Sustainable power firm Octopus Energy said it is planning 1,000 new jobs across England including a new technology, data science and artificial intelligence centre in Manchester. Octopus Energy says moves like theirs will mean the UK will become “the Silicon Valley of energy”. The Leicester firm’s announcement was welcomed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who said it will create “exciting opportunities across the country for those who want to be at the cutting edge of the global green revolution”.
Leicester Mercury 5th Oct 2020 read more »