Gazprom Energy in the press: June 2018

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02 August 2018

To keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings-on, we’ve collected the biggest Gazprom Energy news stories from June of this year, including Energy Supplier of the Month plaudits, our Manchester City Council deal, and a think-piece from our very own head of customer optimisation.  

Industry recognition fuels Gazprom Energy’s profile

At the start of the month, we were featured as Energy Supplier on the Month (p21) by Building and Facilities News, a showcase of the leading lights of the energy industry. Additionally, they spoke to our Head of UK Sales, Stuart Taylor, to talk through our offerings as well as Gazprom Energy’s huge growth since establishment. 

Of this, Stuart said: “We are incredibly proud of our number one position, and are working hard every day to maintain it. By offering better-researched contracts, easier management solutions, and constantly improving our customer service, we hope to maintain our position and grow our reach”.

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Sealing the deal with Manchester City Council

Energy Management Magazine and Energy Manager both reported on our £3.6m deal with Manchester City Council which will see us supply and manage gas to over 350 council sites for a one-year period. The contract will see significant savings on the council’s energy bills, improve access to regular consumption data via automated meter reading, and will help energy services to enable efficient and accurate management of future expenditure. 

It comes as a result of our price and service scoring higher than other energy providers in a tender process carried out by the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). In addition, we also scored highly on social value, thanks in part to our apprenticeship scheme contributing to the local economy.

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Head of Customer Optimisation Phil discusses seasonal storms

Amid the recent heatwave, it’s easy to forget that we endured adverse weather conditions earlier this year. And it wasn’t just the public who had to beat the blustery conditions and sub-zero temperatures – energy businesses felt the cold snap too. IPE Search sat down with our head of customer optimisation, Phil Ivers, to talk preparing for future seasonal storms in the energy market.  

Phil touched on hedging gas in advance using flexible purchasing contracts, the closure of Rough, the UK’s largest gas storage facility, and our reliance on gas from outside the UK. 

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Grace Rothery: Our Head of UK in profile

We were delighted to have our Head of UK, Grace Rothery, be featured as part of Business Up North’s People of the North – a spotlight on Northern England’s biggest and best business minds. 

The feature highlights Grace’s background before joining us, her biggest inspirations throughout her career, and the most important thing she has learned while working with us at Gazprom Energy. In addition, Grace talked about future business challenges, her biggest achievements and successes, as well as what she’d like to leave as her lasting business legacy. If you’re looking to know more about what it’s like to work at Gazprom Energy, be sure to give Grace’s interview a read, as it’s a great little window into the culture and work ethic that goes into making us a leader in our field.

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Energy procurement: The move from fixed to flex

Lastly, we were featured in a fantastic 6-page spread by Energy Digital as part of an interview with Dean Laurent, Arcadia’s Purchasing Controller (who we provide energy for), to talk about how moving to a flexible purchasing contract has helped Arcadia to enhance its energy strategy. Dean comments on his relationship with Gazprom Energy, specifically on how working with us has enabled greater flexibility and further opportunities for negotiation.

The article also touches on Arcadia’s access to InSight, our innovative energy management tool, which allows access to live market prices and information, and makes alerts available to its major energy customers.

Gazprom Energy is a leading and award-winning business energy supplier, helping thousands of small businesses manage their gas and electricity contracts. To find out more about what we can offer your business, visit the homepage or call us today on 0333 443 2569.  

The views, opinions and positions expressed within this article are those of our third-party content providers alone and do not represent those of Gazprom Energy. The accuracy, completeness and validity of any statements made within this article are not guaranteed. Gazprom Energy accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

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