Guest Blog: npower’s Johnny Wilson on TELCA Roadshows

Johnny Wilson is Head of Indirect Sales, responsible for leading the relationship that npower’s Business Solutions team has with energy consultants and brokers. Here he shares news of the forthcoming […]

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By george marshall

Johnny Wilson is Head of Indirect Sales, responsible for leading the relationship that npower’s Business Solutions team has with energy consultants and brokers. Here he shares news of the forthcoming TELCA Roadshows and regional awards.

 

TPIs hit the premiership

This year’s TELCA Roadshows are taking inspiration from the world of football, when we visit the Etihad Stadium in Manchester and Villa Park Stadium in Birmingham for our regional events on 20/21 May 2015.

I appreciate that the energy industry may not appear to have much in common with the Premiership, but striving to be the best is what the TELCAs – which stand for The Energy Live Consultants Awards – are all about. These roadshows and the associated regional awards are designed to encourage and reward excellence and best practice in the energy consultant market.

The TELCAs are now in their third year and are continuing to grow in stature and popularity. I believe they’ve filled a huge gap, allowing third-party intermediaries (TPIs) to get some well-deserved recognition and reward for great work.

Keeping pace with market changes

Thankfully, Ofgem’s forthcoming TPI Code of Practice will ensure that the market only accommodates those consultants fit to practice. And as the energy market is so fast moving, keeping pace with changes and new developments is now key for all participants.

That’s why we work with Energy Live News to host these TELCA Roadshows. The idea is to take our experts out to meet energy consultants and cover a good selection of the key topics on today’s TPI agenda. What’s more, they are free to consultants. Visit https://www.energylivenews.com/eln_event/telca-road-shows-2015/ to register.

This year’s events will include:

  • Market Outlook – Ben Spry, head of our award-winning Optimisation Desk, will provide an overview of the market post general election and highlight the macro trends for the next quarter.
  • Case study: future-proof your business – a leading TPI will identify the most important areas to focus on to cope with changes ahead in both the short and longer term.
  • Customer view: what business consumers want from TPIs – a prominent UK energy manager shares their experiences, both good and bad, of working with energy brokers, and identifies what they are ideally looking for.
  • Energy solution pods – breakout sessions where you can get more advice from our specialists, including the latest on the TPI Code of Conduct; policy updates and what these mean for consumers; and tips for managing flexible contracts to get value from the wholesale market. I’ll be joined by my colleagues Kate Derrick and Andy Taylor to talk to consultants about partnering with suppliers to deliver the best for customers.

After each roadshow, the regional winners for the TELCA Small Consultancy of the Year will also be announced.

Free expertise, networking and more

So I do hope if you’re a consultant, you’ll join us, either at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 20 May or Birmingham’s Villa Park Stadium on 21 May. Each event starts at 1300 with lunch, and will wrap up after drinks following the awards in the early evening.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.energylivenews.com/eln_event/telca-road-shows-2015/.These events are free to consultants. And don’t forget, the main TELCA awards will take place in London on 25 June.

Would you like to join our online consultant community?

Launched this year, Consultant Voice is an online Community Panel created to allow npower to canvas opinion, on matters that affect you and your customers. The panel also gives you the opportunity to contribute your opinions on topics ranging from policy announcements through to bill designs.

To get involved please click on https://businessvoice.npower.com/commercial/ACM to register. Consultant Voice is a great opportunity for you to tell us how npower can improve products and services, as well as comment on matters that affect the wider energy market as a whole.