Inspired Energy buys two firms in £5.3m deal

The two companies provide energy and water management services

Job of the Week – McLean Ross

McLean Ross is a specialist recruiter for the energy industry. Their client, a global energy company, seeks a Mid-Market Team Leader to join their organisation. The Mid-Market Team Leader manages the contract negotiators who are responsible for building and maintaining effective business relationships with Third Party Intermediaries (TPIs)/direct customers alike in order to retain existing […]

Data centres draft in energy managers to cut waste

IT business Onyx has drafted in an energy consultancy to cut the energy use of its five large data centres. The data centres around the UK including one in Newcastle-upon-Tyne use around 15 megawatts of energy each. Onyx serves companies such as the lorry firm Stobart. CEO of Onyx Group Neil Stephenson said: “We’re in […]

Guest Blog: Wayne Mitchell on energy procurement

Budget control versus procurement protocol In today’s energy market, the advantages of hedging your supply requirements for the long-term cannot be over-stated. Gone are the days when you could risk signing a contract every few years and agreeing a fixed price each time. Unless you happen to have access to a bottomless purse with no […]

Fifth of firms say energy brokers don’t give accurate info

Around a fifth (21%) of businesses flatly disagreed that energy brokers gave them accurate information about the services they provided. Fewer than half of firms (49%) agreed they were given accurate info when contacted by brokers, while 20% were neutral on the issue. What’s more, less than two in five businesses (38%) said brokers were […]

Energy buying – can you afford to go it alone?

With soaring energy prices, billing complexities and looming legislative changes, choosing the right energy contract can be a minefield. It’s not just about finding the cheapest supplier – it’s also crucial for businesses to identify how they can use less to secure the best bottom-line wins. Few organisations have the time or in-depth knowledge to […]

Tesco’s energy procurement expert at EL2013

The head of group energy buying at Tesco is joining the line-up at the Energy Live 2013 conference this November. James Summerbell started his career in energy at London Electricity where he held a number of finance positions across several business units. He then joined the newly-formed Corporate Finance team following the takeover of the […]

Protected: Matt Cooper presentation from Manchester Energy Masterclass 26th March

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Public energy procurement ‘must be in DECC’s sights’

The public sector’s procurement of energy contracts must now be in the sights of DECC, says the Energy Management Alliance (EMA). The group which counts some of UK’s leading energy management companies like Schneider Electric and Siemes as well as industry bodies as members, said it was about time the energy department turned its gaze […]

H.J. Heinz to speak at Energy Live 2012

Paul Fitzgerald, Global Category Leader – Energy, H.J. Heinz will be highlighting the way the company has moved energy into the central thinking of it’s business strategy and helped to integrate the various departments such as procurement, sustainability and facilities so there is one approach and a streamlined decision making process. His talk, entitled “Changing […]