Name: David Langburn
Title: Business Development & Accounts Manager
Region: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Time with company: Since September 2022
What do you do at Energy Resourcing?
My journey began with Energy Resourcing in September 2023, and I am responsible for overseeing the external business development growth of our business within the UK. This also includes ensuring we are supporting our external client accounts with high levels of service, whilst engaging with new clients in renewable energy sectors and developing our company presence within these industries.
How did you get into your current career?
After graduating from university, I began my career as a designer working on large-scale leisure projects such as hotels, nightclubs, casinos and restaurants. It helped me to learn how to project manage and confidently present our proposals to clients and deliver through to completion. I have close friends who started in recruitment before me, but they always tried to attract me into this sector because they believed it suited my character! I’m so grateful I made the transition!
Are you working on any specific projects at the moment?
My overall and ongoing project is to help our business be recognised as the leading choice of energy transition recruitment. I really want Energy Resourcing to be admired and respected as an agency that genuinely cares about customers and how we can best support them with their projects.
What’s the best part of your role?
Seeing people succeed. It’s the best feeling to know that I helped them achieve their potential. I’m also fortunate enough to meet such talented people in energy, it fills me with pride that we as a business can play our part in helping reach our goal for NetZero 2050.
What is the most challenging part of your role?
Knowing that there is so much potential work to help businesses complete their projects – it’s difficult to turn down certain opportunities because we want to help as many as we can.
Any words of advice to young graduates?
Always challenge yourself and ask yourself ‘why am I doing this?’ You won’t grow if you don’t take yourself out of your comfort zone – be open-minded and grab opportunities with both hands. Your career will take you in directions you didn’t expect, but you will eventually find yourself on a journey you are happy with! I look back at all the jobs I’ve had in my career, and each one has contributed towards my current role and who I am as a person today.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Art plays a huge part of my life. I’m naturally very creative, and you can find me walking around art galleries from London to Edinburgh. In my spare time, I love to paint & draw, and I even make things such as furniture. Last project I made a wooden ‘L-shaped’ sofa for my garden from used pallet wood.
Sport is something close to my heart too; I used to play a lot of football for various local teams over the years, but I’m too long in the tooth for that level now! In my younger years, I was a sprinter for Darlington Harriers 60m & 100m, including achieving a brown belt in karate. Now, I enjoy boxing training and going to the gym (when I can drag myself there!)
What was the last book you read?
Currently, I’m still reading Bob Mortimer’s ‘The Satsuma Complex.’ I love his sense of humour, and he is a local legend from Teesside!
Film you watched?
‘The Gentleman’ by Guy Ritchie – gritty, witty and has a great story too! He makes such cool movies. I’m glad I finally watched this one!
Music you listened to?
I’m such a mixed bag when it concerns music. I love listening to anything Hans Zimmer (Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar.) I also love house music, Arctic Monkeys, Empire of the Sun, The Midnight, Jay-Z, Oasis, Talking Heads…too many to mention!
An experienced business development and client-focused manager.
David works closely with his team managing and supporting their responsibilities, which consist of business development, client account management and UK marketing. He is responsible for overseeing existing account service levels, encouraging growth, and developing new relationships with potential partners within the energy sectors.
You might see him attending various network events or industry exhibitions, so why not reach out to him to enquire about what Energy Resourcing can do to support your talent acquisition?