• Cleantech People
    Driving business growth
  • Cleantech People
    Driving business growth



We have a proven track record in retained recruitment campaigns and offer a fast, efficient and competitively priced service. We do not offer a contingency service like many other recruitment firms; we don’t need to. We are good at what we do and we will not take on an assignment unless we are confident we can deliver.

We have built successful businesses ourselves and understand how instrumental the right calibre of people in the right positions are. Our service is designed to make the whole process of appointing your key personnel as seamless and smooth as possible leaving you the time to focus on your business.

We understand that recruitment is all about connections and these cannot be built behind a desk. Through our extensive existing contacts and continuous networking, we pride ourselves on being able to find you exceptionally high calibre, innovative and dynamic professionals.

We can help you with all director and senior management hires. We will never commit to an assignment we don’t think we will be able to deliver on. If we feel we are not the right business to fulfil your current needs we will make recommendations of other recruitment consultancies.

Companies we have worked with…..

Nearly all our business comes from referrals.


Business opportunities, meetings and introductions are brought about by networking and developing relationships – people buy from people.

We are able to introduce you to exactly the right people - the ones that will help your business grow. Often, CEOs tell us that the single biggest barrier to growth is getting a seat at the table and having the opportunity to make their case.

There is a reason this is such a formidable barrier – it’s not an easy thing to do. But through years of experience in business development, lead generation and executive search, we have developed a proven methodology that delivers you the meetings you need.

We have market-leading knowledge and a networking base of over 30,000 executives built over decades of working in the private and public sector. This unique asset is key to getting you in front of decision makers and business owners.

All our business comes from referrals.


I worked with Jane at Cleantech People for several years while at Prova. Coming in to drive our new business, I have to say she was a breath of fresh air, bringing huge amounts of energy and drive to the team. She's a highly focused, results orientated operator who has a remarkable ability to establish rapport with people, thus opening doors that were previously shut tight. In a sentence, Jane is a real professional and a superb door opener. You might say she's business development's answer to WD40! On a personal note, she's a pleasure to work with and brings with her an almost endless supply of optimism!

St.John White, Director PROVA PR

Jane and her team at Cleantech People have a very personal approach to doing business which worked extremely well for me. She is driven and focused as well as highly productive. I look forward to working with her more in the future and highly recommend her.

Daniel Stachowiak, Founder and MD MyDocSafe

Jane is tenacity personified! Her ability to generate sales leads and also to gain us face to face time with potential clients was fantastic. If you require a sales focussed professional to generate you new business I cannot recommend Jane enough.

Steve Barnes, SJS Consulting LLP


Due to Cleantech People’s vast network and our research projects we are often introduced to start-ups and SME’s who are looking for seed funding or investment. We are able to make introductions to VC’s, Private Equity Houses, Angel Investors and Management Consultancies.



Jane Gentleman has been working in recruitment and lead generation for over twenty-five years and has placed mid to senior executives across all sectors including automotive, banking, cleantech, communications, construction, energy, financial services, FMCG, IT, marketing and media, pharmaceutical, private equity, public relations, renewables, retail, science & technology, transport and more recently central government. Prior to joining the recruitment industry Jane worked in The City for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, followed by a stint at Westminster in the House of Lords.

Jane founded and built a brand leading FMCG recruitment company from scratch in 1999 and went on to merge with another leading brand in 2007. She then exited the business in 2009 with a turnover of c£1m; the business is still trading successfully today. She was also instrumental in advising and launching another FMCG recruitment business in 2008 which has gone on to be a brand leader. Jane launched Cleantech People Ltd in 2011.

In her free time Jane enjoys walking her two dogs. She also enjoys theatre trips, live music gigs and fine dining.


Amanda Clarke joined Jane in 2011 and had previously worked as a Marketing Manager at Glenmorangie Whisky Company in Edinburgh where she grew up. Amanda took a career break to bring up her two daughters and then worked as a Marketing Manager for St. Andrew’s Ambulance Association in Edinburgh before moving South in 2004. From 2004 to 2011 Amanda worked in various marketing and research roles within the recruitment industry. Amanda studied Biological Sciences at Napier University.

Amanda enjoys Tai Chi and QiGong practice and also enjoys fine dining, good wine, live music and the theatre.

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