Guest Blog: Ben Dhesi – Are bad brokers breaking the law?

Ignorance is bliss – but when it comes to energy and brokers, ignorance is very expensive. I’m seeing energy brokers really manipulating energy costs, especially when it comes to government charges in your energy bill. Do you check if they’re included when you get a quote for your firm’s energy? Some suppliers don’t include RO […]

npower congratulates winners of TELCA awards

Energy supplier npower has congratulated the winners of the inaugural Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs) following a hugely successful awards ceremony. The awards are the first to focus solely on the energy consultancy and broker sector, marking a new gold standard for industry recognition. Chris Billing, Head of Indirect Sales for headline sponsor npower who presented an […]

Consultants fill businesses’ energy managing ‘knowledge gap’

There’s some “great work” going on in the consultancy sector helping businesses fill a gaping “knowledge gap” according to energy supplier npower, which is the lead sponsor of exciting new awards programme The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCAs). Chris Billing, Head of Indirect Sales for npower’s Industrial and Commercial Markets division said: “Many businesses simply […]

TELCAs help celebrate ‘valuable contribution’ of TPIs

The Energy Live Consultancy Awards shortlist was announced last week and the industry reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive. The Best Advice award is sponsored by DONG Energy. Reacting to the shortlist, Joseph Letras (pictured), Head of Commercial Business said: “Through the TELCAs, we celebrate the increasingly valuable contribution of third parties to the […]

TELCA will finally recognise SME consultants

The SME sector has been “undervalued and overlooked” and The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) will give a lot of good consultants the chance to be recognised in the energy industry. That’s the view of Robert Sands (pictured), Head of SME Third Party Sales at energy supplier npower, the headline sponsor of the awards, which […]

Customer service is “paramount” for brokers says CNG

Customer service is “paramount” to good business relationships between energy brokers and the small and medium sized firms (SMEs) they work with. That’s according to Contract Natural Gas, the UK’s largest independent supplier of natural gas which is a sponsor for The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (the TELCAs). Jacqui Hall, Managing Director of CNG said: “We’re sponsoring […]

Opus Energy is “proud” sponsor of TELCA awards

Opus Energy, a leading business to business (b2b) energy supplier has said it is “proud” to announce its sponsorship of the Most Innovative Consultancy category for Industrial and Commercial customers at this year’s Energy Live Consultancy Awards (the TELCAs). Opus Energy supplies more than 150,000 business locations across the UK and its customers include White […]

NHS ‘faces £2.3billion energy cost shortfall’

The NHS faces a “severe” budget shortfall of £2.3billion because of rapidly escalating energy costs, it was claimed today. While the growing costs of care for the elderly have dominated recent headlines, behind the scenes there could well be another struggle with rocketing energy inflation. Hospitals are very energy intensive, with processes like imaging, radiology […]

Brokers’ trade body reviews code of practice

A brokers’ trade body is reviewing its code of practice to try and put to bed myths about how it operates. The Utilities Intermediaries Association has issued a call for brokers, suppliers, consumer groups and government to contribute to its review so it can make sure it has an “acceptable code”. There has been a […]

“Confusion” over TPI regulation grows

Brewing unease over who checks up on energy consultants and brokers has taken on a new twist with the launching of a petition to demand the watchdog Ofgem step in and take action. Worries were first stoked when E.ON proposed launching its own code of practice for TPIs or third party intermediaries last month. TPIs […]