More than 300 retailers opt out of Black Friday sales to protect planet

The group suggests overconsumption and overproduction significantly contribute to climate change and pollution

Are You Set Up to Quote for Business Energy 24/7?

The use of Price Comparison Websites is on the rise, and familiarity with the main players in the market (Money Supermarket,, Compare the Market) has helped consumers to trust and accept the process.

From Utilitywise to Utilitydumb? Losing sight of the customer

Article originally published on LinkedIn by Ben Dhesi, Business Development Director at Pulse Business Energy.

Plastic bag sales in England plunge 86% since 5p charge

The biggest seven supermarkets in England bought nearly a quarter fewer plastic bags last year

Global EV count zooms up to 3.2 million

As of the start of 2018, there were more than 3.2 million electric cars on the world’s roads. That’s according to new research from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), which shows 2017 saw a record-breaking 1.2 million new registrations. Last year saw around 55% growth – ZSW says if the […]

Guest Blog: Scott Birley – The changing role of energy consultants

Since the advent of carbon taxes and levies, energy consultants have evolved from being aggressive telemarketing operations, (not much different from telecoms), to being providers of highly specialised professional advisory services. Due to the impact energy production and consumption has on our environment, it is not simply enough for commercial consumers to tender and procure […]

Energy supplier E to pay £260k over ‘misleading’ sales approach

Energy supplier E is to pay £260,000 for failing to ensure its sales agents were transparent or had sufficient background checks. Ofgem found sales representatives for E contracted by third party agency Energy Watch UK were “misleading” in their approach as they failed to tell potential customers they were working on behalf of the supplier. […]

Editorial: Brokers are key to saving the sector’s reputation

At the time of writing I have no idea what today’s CMA report into the energy markets will say. But if it comes down to it and the Big Six are deemed a cartel (unlikely) but are repremanded for their customer service and selling techniques (likely), I can’t think of a bigger group of people […]

Job of the Week – Business Sales Executives – McLean Ross

The client, a leader in the UK energy market, seeks 4 Business Sales Executives to join their Industrial and Commercial team. The purpose of the role is to retain and grow the portfolio of customers through the Partner Markets channel of Third Party Intermediaries to deliver sales of business contracts and services. – Negotiation and […]

Mild weather blamed as E.ON sales drop £498m

UK energy company E.ON blamed “milder weather” for a drop in sales of nearly half a billion pounds this year compared to 2013. Sales from January to September were £5,378 million, which is £498 million lower than the same period last year. Profits fell by £78 million to £158 million. That could have been lower if E.ON’s North Sea […]