Specialists with 10 years of experience behind them

At A-LEAF we specializes in consulting within the wind turbine industry and infrastructure projects. This year, we can look back on 10 years with speedy growth.

A-LEAF, headquartered in Hadsten, can celebrate its 10th anniversary this year since founder Anders Grimstrup-Larsen set up the consulting company. A-LEAF has gone from 1 to over 100 employees in the ten year span, and a turnover of over 90 million. DKK annually.

“You can safely say that we have had a good, solid tailwind throughout the 10 years, and the niche that I saw in the market back in 2003 proved to be sustainable. Over the years, we have maintained the strategy of being deep specialists in advising the wind turbine industry, building data centres and infrastructure projects with a particular focus on project, safety and quality management of steel structures,” explains Anders Grimstrup-Larsen, CEO and founder of A-LEAF.

From 1 to 100 employees in 10 years

Today, he has more than 100 employees spread over several countries, such as Spain, Poland, Norway, Taiwan, Germany and the USA. Over the past two years, A-LEAF has embarked on a gigantic growth journey, which has resulted in the company hiring 50 new employees. A-LEAF’s customers are leading developers in renewable energy on a global market as well as players in international projects within infrastructure and data centres.

“As a consultancy and trusted advisors for our customers, we are deeply dependent on having the most talented employees employed, and I have no doubt that we have that today. It is A-LEAF’s many consultants, employees at the head office and external advisers who are the key and the reason for our success. Today, we stand on a solid foundation with three core areas, which means that if there is unrest in one, we have tasks in the other two,” points out Anders Grimstrup-Larsen.

Expansion abroad

The latest major expansion of the company has taken place in the USA, where A-LEAF is a supporter of e.g. two large offshore wind projects. The American projects has resulted in A-LEAF opening up offices in New Bedford and Dallas TX to get closer to the American wind projects, seven employees are currently here.

“We are incredibly proud to have won the two major tasks in the USA. The tasks are right into our core area, where the focus is on project, safety and quality management of offshore wind projects and steel structures, in which we have deep expertise. The USA will be important to us in the future, and we have to live by moving our know-how to the Americans.

But Germany is also a growth area for us, and with the establishment of our country office in Hamburg in 2022, we have gained a foothold with the major global developers.

We have made agreements regarding the supply of specialists for projects in Poland and the Baltics for the next 2-3 years with options for possible extensions. In these new markets, as in the historical markets, we must ensure that we support our customers with a know-how transfer,” says Anders Grimstrup-Larsen.

Large Danish projects on the way

Denmark is still a very important area for A-LEAF, and in addition to the head office in Hadsten, an office has been established at Esbjerg Harbor and at Lindø on Funen.

“With the offices in Esbjerg and Odense, we are physically present at the locations where we believe that the green production of the future will take place. There are a number of very large and exciting projects on the drawing board here in Denmark around offshore wind farms, of which we would, of course, like to be a part of,” explains Anders Grimstrup-Larsen.

In the past two financial years, A-LEAF has been able to present a 50% increase in revenue per year, and in 2022 the turnover reached over DKK 90 million. The accounts for 2023 are expected to remain status quo due to investments in new country offices and companies abroad. In contrast, the expectations for 2024 are growth of a further 25%.

The explosive development has meant that they have chosen to expand the organization at the head office and four new faces have just started at A-LEAF. They are Thomas Nørgaard Jacobsen, Executive Assistant, Allan Rønne Gudbergsen, Head of Recruitment & Operations, Lasse Nygaard Christensen CFO and Jens Olsen Strategic advisor.

The hiring of the new team is part of the growth strategy which is in full swing at A-LEAF. The new management must be a strong driving force in making A-LEAF stronger in current and future markets, locally and internationally.

Quality assurance of Chinese technology

Anders Grimstrup-Larsen looks positively at the future and believes that the time is also ripe to look in new places in relation to future technology within wind, infrastructure and data centres.

“We are looking at China to find out what role the Chinese will play in the future delivery of technologies to the energy industry. There is no doubt that it will be necessary to know about their products, and more European manufacturers could buy into China. This means for us that there will certainly be a big focus on project, safety and quality management of the products, which is why we are already acquiring knowledge and expertise in that area,” points out Anders Grimstrup-Larsen.

He also mentions that A-LEAF, with its current experience, has been able to write a script that can be rolled out in the countries and areas where the market for wind, offshore wind and infrastructure will develop. He thus expects further establishment of offices in relevant markets.

The 10-year anniversary is celebrated with an open reception for customers, employees and business partners on Thursday 14 September at 14.00 – 20.00 at the company’s headquarters at Østergade 9 in Hadsten.


Key numbers:

YearEmployeesRevenue In million DKKAnnual profit after tax million DKK

For further details, contact:

Anders Grimstrup-Larsen,  Founder and CEO
Tel.: +45 21 61 82 22.
Mail: agl@a-leaf.com

The Three Check Philosophy To Fair Contracts

We believe that fair contracts are essential for building successful projects and relationships. We’re committed to ensuring that our consultants are treated fairly and receive the compensation and working conditions they deserve. In this article, we’ll explain why we work with fair contracts, how we approach collaboration at A-LEAF, and the benefits of working at and with A-LEAF altogether.

The Three Check Philosophy

At A-LEAF, we follow the Three Check Philosophy to ensure the happiness and satisfaction of all parties involved in our projects. This philosophy encompasses three important checks that we prioritize throughout our process:

Client and Candidate Compatibility
We understand the significance of a harmonious working relationship between our clients and candidates. Our thorough evaluation process considers not only the candidate’s qualifications but also their compatibility with the client’s values, culture, and project requirements. By ensuring a strong match, we strive to create a positive and productive collaboration from the very beginning.

Client and A-LEAF Contractual Agreement
Transparent and comprehensive contractual agreements between our clients and A-LEAF are of utmost importance to us. We meticulously craft contracts that outline the project scope, deliverables, timelines, and financial arrangements. This agreement ensures clarity and aligns the expectations of all parties involved, fostering a foundation of trust and accountability.

Candidate and A-LEAF Contractual Agreement
Equally important is the contractual agreement between our candidates and A-LEAF. We believe in fair compensation and conditions for our consultants, which is reflected in our contracts. Through open communication, we work closely with our candidates to establish contractual terms that guarantee their rights, rewards their expertise, and provides them with the support necessary to excel in their roles.

By adhering to the Three Check Philosophy, we strive to create an environment where both clients and candidates feel satisfied, valued, and motivated. At A-LEAF, we understand that harmonious relationships and clear contractual agreements are the pillars of successful projects, and we’re committed to upholding these principles. This results in our candidates upholding their commitment to the contract/project, which is not too common an occurrence in the industry.

Ensuring Client and Candidate Compatibility:

At A-LEAF, we have a comprehensive process in place to ensure client and candidate compatibility. We know it takes a specialist to hire a specialist. That’s why we can conduct in-depth assessments of our candidates’ skills, experience, and qualifications to identify the best fit for the client’s specific project requirements. Additionally, we facilitate open and transparent communication between the client and candidate, allowing them to assess each other’s expectations, work styles, and values. By fostering this compatibility, we aim to establish a strong foundation for a successful working relationship.

Reaching a Contractual Agreement with the Client:

When it comes to reaching a contractual agreement with our clients, we prioritize transparency and open dialogue. Our experienced team collaborates closely with the client to understand their project needs, objectives, and timeline. We carefully craft a detailed contract that encompasses all essential aspects, including project scope, deliverables, timelines, and financial arrangements. Through thorough negotiation and discussion, we ensure that the contractual agreement reflects the mutual understanding and expectations between A-LEAF and the client.

Reaching a Contractual Agreement with the Candidate:

A-LEAF places great emphasis on fair compensation and conditions for our candidates. We engage in extensive discussions and negotiations with the candidate to establish a contractual agreement that meets their expectations and safeguards their rights. Our team takes into consideration the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and industry standards to determine appropriate compensation and benefits. We also ensure that the contract clearly outlines the scope of work, project duration, payment terms, and any additional provisions necessary to create a fair and supportive working arrangement for the candidate.

By prioritizing open communication, transparency, and mutual understanding, we strive to reach contractual agreements that satisfy both our clients and candidates. At A-LEAF, we believe that successful projects are built upon strong partnerships and fair contractual arrangements, and we’re dedicated to fostering these principles throughout our processes.

It takes a specialist to hire a specialist

A-LEAF believes in providing quick and efficient recruitment services while maintaining high quality.

We understand that time is of the essence in today’s fast-paced business world, which is why we have developed a streamlined recruitment process that allows us to identify and screen candidates quickly and efficiently.

Our processes include:

We can maintain a high standard of candidate quality due to our technical expertise in, renewable energy projects, on- and offshore wind in particular, heavy steel, construction, and infrastructure projects. To ensure that only the most qualified and competent candidates are presented to our clients, we have developed a stringent screening and vetting procedure.

While we cannot guarantee that we will find the specialists for your project, we can guarantee that they will be a good fit if we do. Quality is our number one concern, and we will not compromise on this principle even when working under pressure.

Furthermore, our processes include:

Client satisfaction

At A-LEAF, client satisfaction is a top priority. We understand that our clients’ success depends on the quality of the specialists we provide, which is why we are committed to delivering the best possible recruitment services. Our in-depth analysis of project requirements, customized recruitment strategies, and rigorous screening and vetting process ensure that we identify and place the most qualified and competent candidates for each project.

Throughout the recruitment process, we collaborate closely with our clients to ensure transparency and alignment. We provide regular progress updates and welcome feedback to ensure we are meeting the client’s expectations. We also maintain contact with the specialists we have placed to ensure that they are happy in their roles and continue to meet the needs of the client. If changes are required, we collaborate with the client and the specialist to find a solution that works for everyone.

Our goal is to develop long-term relationships with our clients, and we believe that regular communication is essential to accomplishing this. We take pride in our ability to provide exceptional recruitment services that are tailored to each client’s specific requirements, and we are dedicated to delivering the best possible results for everyone involved.

Specialist satisfaction

At A-LEAF, we not only prioritize our clients’ needs but also take great care of our employees. We understand the importance of creating a work environment where our employees feel valued and respected, and we strive to achieve this every day.

We take pride in our simple and transparent contract system, which ensures that our employees have a clear understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and compensation. We believe that a happy workforce is a productive workforce, and we work hard to make sure that our employees feel supported and appreciated.

Our employees are not just a number to us – they are our colleagues, and we make it a priority to provide them with opportunities for growth and development within our organization. We host events to encourage internal networking and team building, creating a sense of community and collaboration within our company.

We also believe in fair compensation for our employees and ensure that our pay rates are competitive within the industry. We are committed to providing our employees with a healthy work-life balance, which includes fair working hours and adequate time off.

At A-LEAF, we understand that our employees’ satisfaction is essential to the success of our business, and we strive to create a supportive and positive work environment where everyone can thrive.

What sets A-LEAF apart

At A-LEAF, we pride ourselves not only on our deep industry expertise but also on the way we treat our specialists. We understand that they are the backbone of our business and are committed to ensuring their satisfaction.

We work with simple, transparent contracts, and we take care of our specialists like colleagues, not just another number. We understand the importance of internal networking and host events to facilitate this within the company. We treat our specialists fairly and offer competitive pay to show them that they are valued.

Discover how A-LEAF prioritizes fairness in our approach to recruitment. Click here to learn more about our commitment to treating candidates and clients with transparency and respect.

Our understanding of the industry enables us to quickly identify and recruit the best talent from our extensive network of industry professionals. We take pride in our ability to find the right candidates for each project efficiently and effectively, without compromising on quality. Our stringent screening and vetting process ensures that we present only the most qualified and competent candidates to our clients.

With a strong focus on the wind and renewables industry, we have an established track record of providing exceptional Management, QA, QC, and HSE specialists to our clients. Our reputation for excellence in the Q & HSE services sector in the Odense and Esbjerg Port areas of Denmark is widely recognized.

Our clients have come to rely on our industry knowledge and ability to quickly and efficiently provide them with the best specialists for their projects. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your project needs while also prioritizing the satisfaction of our specialists.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist with your project needs.

Increased Need In The Wind & Infrastructure Industry

Wind and infrastructure industries have grown significantly in recent years, creating a greater need for skilled professionals. However, due to the specialized nature of the industry, finding and retaining these professionals can be difficult. 

More Flexible & On-Demand Workforce Is Required To Meet The Growing Demand

Working with consultants who specialize in the wind and infrastructure industries is one solution to this problem. Consultants provide numerous advantages, including flexibility, risk reduction, and access to specialized expertise. 

Consultants provides significant flexibility. Unlike permanent employees, consultants can be hired for specific projects or periods of time, allowing businesses to scale up or down as needed. This is especially useful in the wind and infrastructure industries, where project timelines and the need for specific expertise can change. 

Consultants can also assist businesses in risk mitigation, by adding different perspectives and outside experiences and knowledge to the industry. Consultants can also assist businesses in navigating continuous new development and change easier and faster than if it all has to be implemented in-house, lowering the financial risk while speeding up the agility and development of the company. 

They also provides access to specialized expertise, technical knowledge, regulatory understanding, and project management expertise are all required in the wind and infrastructure industries. Consultants who specialize in these industries have a thorough understanding of the unique challenges and requirements involved, allowing them to offer insightful addition to the projects. 

A-LEAF is one such consultancy firm that specializes in the wind and infrastructure industries. We can assist businesses in putting together teams of skilled professionals, giving them access to the specialized expertise required to complete successful projects. We also provides consulting services to companies interested in implementing wind and infrastructure projects, providing valuable insights and recommendations to ensure success. 

Working with consultancies like A-LEAF can give projects the flexibility, risk mitigation, and specialized expertise they need to succeed in a highly competitive and rapidly growing market. 

A-LEAF supports in the supply of an additional large international OSS project

The goal of our involvement has been to support the wind industry in reaching required demand of delivery and quality for supporting the global industry.

“We are incredibly proud to have won several projects related the global wind marked. The projects match our core business where focus is on quality, HSE and Project Management of ESP / OSS and related foundations structures where we have ample expertise.” – says Anders Grimstrup-Larsen, CEO and founder of A-LEAF.

The large international OSS project is run by an international wind power developer and as such there is a high demand for specialists. Because our team is well experienced in the field, it was not an issue for them to immediately jump into the project to support the progress of the big OSS project.

The client had a need for a complete organization to help them manage the quality control of the OSS project. We provided the client with a complete on-site organization consisting of a QA Manager, a Fabrication Manager as well as FROSIO, NDT & Welding inspectors, a total of 11 full-time specialists throughout the project.

The organization was embedded directly into the client’s team, making it an extension of their own – reporting directly to the client.

“We have for years been working with A-Leaf in an ongoing positive and constructive cooperation.” – the client says.

The result of our support in the OSS project was that the customer got a complete and fully coordinated organization of specialists to help smooth over the processes involved in the control of production quality.

In the process, the customer experienced significant cost-reductions in risk mitigation of the production.

“The superior services and specialists as individual people or in project trams being provided is exceeding our expectations. We look forward to continuing our cooperation on a global scale.” – the client says.



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A-LEAF receives the Børsen Gazelle 2022 award

Wednesday morning, the 12th of October, Anders G. Larsen (CEO & Founder) receives a letter from Børsen – the leading business media in Denmark.

Børsen Gazelle 2022 figurine

The letter contained a congratulations from Børsen, on exceeding the requirements of their nationally famous business award; the Børsen Gazelle.

The award is given to businesses that meet the following requirements:

The award requirements state that you need to double your net profit over the course of four years, based on the first financial statement. From 2021 to 2022 alone, A-LEAF managed to accomplish that with the extraordinary work from the entire team at A-LEAF.

It is no small feat to recieve this award – and to consecutively meet the requirements is a challenge to any business. While it is our first award of its kind, we’re aiming for yet another Børsen Gazelle come 2023.

Our Børsen Gazelle 2022 is a testament to how well our specialists operrate in the field – and we hope the award will function as a reminder of that to any and all of our partners.

Do you want a quote from the CEO & Founder, Anders G. Larsen? Get in touch with us here.

A-LEAF wants to be a bigger part of the green transition in Denmark

A-LEAF wants to be a bigger part of the green transition in Denmark. As such, Anders Garbrecht, the interviewee of the Erhverv+ article, plays an essential role in this.

Anders, front figure for our Funen office, will be our bridge to green transition projects in the region – and his former career assists him to this day.

Having practiced football at an elite level for eight years, Anders have turned the competences of his youth into business skills in the people & relations aspect – something that comes in handy when working with a networking & HR organization.

Read the full article here.