TPIs ‘will help bring price benefits to water customers’

The opening of the retail water market to all companies in England next year will bring innovation and price benefits to customers. That’s according to Tony McHardy, Sales Director for Business Retail at United Utilities, who highlighted the important role third party intermediaries (TPIs) could have in the sector. Speaking to ELN at the Energy […]

Transparency ‘crucial’ between TPIs, suppliers and customers

Transparency between third party intermediaries (TPIs), suppliers and customers is crucial to establish fair prices. That was the main message from the panel debate today at the Energy Live Consultancy Conference (ELCC) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Jacqui Hall, Managing Director at CNG believes transparency is needed to compete fairly with the major suppliers and brokers. She said: […]

Energy consultants Power Direct appoints Commercial Director

TELCA award winning business energy consultants Power Direct Ltd has appointed Guy Willett as its first Commercial Director. Willett is a Birmingham based B2B sales and marketing specialist who has worked in both the IT and more recently the plant hire sector. Over the past 15 years he has worked for a wide range of […]

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 […]

TPI sector ‘needs regulation but with a light touch’

The third party intermediaries (TPI) sector needs regulation but it needs to be “light” and shouldn’t stifle the market. Graeme Forbes, Head of Markets at Gemserv said it is important to have “sufficient regulation to lose the malpractice but not over-regulation to the point where the market is constrained”. Ofgem has set out the Confidence […]

Procurement firm plans to double size

A procurement services company is planning to double size its energy division. Inprova has already combined two energy brokers, ENER-G Procurement and energyTEAM, which bought in April this year. They are part of a new division to deliver services and value to customers in the UK and overseas including procurement and associated services such as bureau, market intelligence and risk […]

Sponsors celebrate third TELCA success

The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) is independent, well supported and a great opportunity for the sector to get together. That’s why it was even more successful in its third year, according to the sponsors. The ceremony, which took place at the beautiful Mermaid Theatre in London last week, awards the best consultants and energy brokers in the […]

Congratulations to our 2015 TELCA finalists

Only nine more days until the winners of The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) are revealed. Congratulations to everyone who got through the rigorous judging process and commiserations to those who didn’t make it through to the shortlist. Our thanks to our first judging panel who are all energy managers working in the industry. We […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Why are TPIs important to energy customers?

I know, on a par with the primary energy suppliers, TPIs have had their share of bad press which has unfortunately pervaded the industry over recent years. As Chairman of the Judges for The Energy Live Consultancy Award (TELCA) for the third successive year, I have a different view to many out there who are […]

Energy consultants discuss the TPI market in Manchester

  Watch the panel debate where three leading energy consultants discuss the TPI market at The Energy Live Consultancy Award (TELCA) roadshow in Manchester – chaired by ELN Editor Sumit Bose.