London, UK, 12 March 2018 – Amberside Advisors Ltd, formerly Clubfinance Project Finance Ltd, has announced the appointment of Richard Turner as Head of Infrastructure. The company has also changed its name to align with other Amberside Group companies that serve the infrastructure and energy markets.

Richard Turner was previously Commercial Director and Head of Project Finance at Carillion, and joins Amberside Advisors as part of the company’s fast growing advisory practice to the infrastructure and renewables sector. He has a strong industry track record, having financially closed more than 35 projects since 2002, raised £5bn of senior debt and secured in excess of £250m of equity. He led the financing and refinancing of a range of high profile projects and developed investment activities in overseas markets, working with domestic and international banks, export credit agencies and multilaterals (UKEF, OPIC, USExim, EDC, EBRD and EIB), and international investors.

Paul Austin, Director, Amberside Advisors commented, “We are extremely pleased to have someone of Richard’s calibre join our management team as we continue to broaden our offer to a fully-fledged financial advisory consultancy firm for major projects. Over the last decade, we have built a solid reputation for high quality work with large infrastructure investors. Richard’s track record and international experience will help us to build upon this.”

Richard Turner added, “I am delighted to have joined this well-regarded practice to help grow their greenfield and brownfield infrastructure advisory offering. I am impressed by the quality of personnel, their strength in fund level advice as well as their unparalleled experience in supporting over 800 operational renewables and infrastructure assets. I am looking forward to help grow the range of transactional services.”

“With more than 30 professionals, Amberside Advisors has real strength in depth, enabling it to deliver high-value, client-focused advice. Its long-term commitment to the market supported by strong personal relationships and continuous focus on quality, means it can compete with the best in the market,” Richard Turner adds.

With the announcement, the company also changed its name to Amberside Advisors, to properly reflect its financial consultancy and advisory services. Paul Austin says, “Over recent years, the Amberside Group has broadened its reach into other markets by taking equity stakes in businesses such as Amberside Energy, a technical advisory practice focussed on renewables and the wider energy markets. Harnessing this technical experience and in conjunction with Amberside Accounting, this has enabled the group to provide full-service asset management.”

He adds, “Having made these investments, rebranding our financial advisory practice in line with the rest of the group was a logical step, enabling the delivery of wider reaching mandates.”