Why should you use a broker to switch or renew your business energy contract?

People often question whether using a broker to obtain an energy deal for their business is the right step, however, running a business can be extremely time consuming, which ultimately means that searching the market to find the most suitable energy deal can sometimes be put on the back burner. Consequently, businesses often end up […]

New MD appointed at Guild Energy

Guild Energy are pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Trepte as Managing Director. Karen has a wealth of experience and knowledge within the TPI market place, having spent 11 years with the Inenco Group in a variety of Director roles including Managing Director of the Inenco Direct (SME) business. Guild Energy Chairman, Simon Rigby said: […]

UK energy consultancy buys Lincolnshire broker

A UK energy consultancy has announced the purchase of a similar business. Green Energy Consulting said the transaction is part of the company’s national growth strategy. It works with clients such as Christian Dior, H&M and BP on all energy issues from procurement through to implementing energy management and consumption reduction strategies. It has bought Energy Management […]

New cleantech exchange platform launched in Asia

A new online marketplace that will link low carbon technology companies with possible clients has been launched in Asia. Called IPEx Clean Asia, the pilot service will broker technology transfers from developed countries to nations in Asia as well as provide a platform for knowledge sharing. It will be based in Singapore and initially focus […]

Ofgem launches new standards for energy suppliers

Ofgem’s rigorous new standards of conduct to ensure energy suppliers are treating consumers fairly have come into force this week. The new rules have been introduced as part of the first stage of the energy regulator’s Retail Market Review (RMR) reforms to make the market “simpler, clearer and fairer” for consumers. They cover a range […]

Strength in numbers? Consultancy starts energy buying group

A British energy consultancy is hoping to prove there’s strength in numbers – it has started a buying group for middle-sized businesses with the aim of getting better electricity prices by pulling together. Companies using a minimum of 1GW of electricity a year can join the buying collective. There’s no official maximum limit but the […]

npower ‘delighted’ at broad range of nominated consultancies

The Energy Live Consultancy Awards shortlist was announced yesterday and the industry reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive. The I&C and SME Consultancy of the Year award is sponsored by npower which is also the headline sponsor for the whole event. Reacting to the shortlist, Chris Billing (pictured) Head of Indirect Sales at npower […]

Smaller brokers likely to "die" out, says Utilyx boss

Small independent brokers are destined to “die” out with the rise of transparency in the market. That’s the opinion of Chris Bowden, chief executive of energy consultancy Utilyx which was sold yesterday for £15 million. Industry rumours suggest Utilyx has been looking to sell for a while and yesterday brought the news that energy services […]