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TEBL shortlisted for energy awards: ‘rewarding excellence in the energy business’

The Energy Brokers has been shortlisted in two categories at The Energy Awards 2017: Third Party Intermediary (Broker) of the Year (greater than 50 employees) and Energy Buying Team of the Year. The awards ceremony takes place at the London Hilton hotel on Park Lane, 6th December.

Third Party Intermediary (Broker) of the Year

According to the awards organiser, “Getting the best for your customers is the name of the game for this award. Whether it is getting the best price, advising how to buy energy effectively or managing a client’s carbon plan, this category aims to show why a business should use a broker and what advantages this offers.” Our submission highlighted the fact that, on behalf of customers, TEBL’s innovative risk and buying strategies mean we have outperformed the market by 20-35% over the last decade, while maintaining longstanding trusted relationships with suppliers. We also focused on business ethics – our transparent ethos and open book policy that has remained constant for 20 years – plus the fact we invest on our people, and that the mantra of our Customer Experience function is to over-deliver. Our customer retention rate is more than 96% and our Net Promoter Score is 52, in the upper quartile for service-based businesses.

Energy Buying Team of the Year

The organisers say this award was introduced to emphasise the importance of teamwork. This award “recognises a company’s ability to devise and implement a purchasing strategy that manages energy prices in a controllable manner, while achieving below budget costs for gas and electricity procurement.”

Our submission stated that “everything we do in understanding a customer’s energy requirements, market engagement, negotiation, procurement, demand management, risk and contract delivery is focused on teamwork and delivering best value. Our Energy Buying Team is 100% focused on consistently exceeding customer expectations.” We explained that performing ‘better than average’ is not acceptable as a benchmark: we aim for our overall client portfolio to purchase in the bottom quartile of the wholesale price range, and that understanding each client’s aims, ambitions and challenges is critical, with delivery of energy buying framed by the most appropriate energy supply contracts. Case studies featured included helping a client to save approx. US$8 million per annum, and enabling another to achieve a benefit-against-budget of up to 20%.

Source: The Energy Brokers

The Energy Brokers nominated for 3 TELCA 2017 awards

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for no less than 3 industry awards at The Energy Live Consultancy Awards 2017: Most Trusted Consultancy; Super Consultancy of the Year; and Energy Buying Team.

TELCA has helped provide a benchmark for excellence and this is the fifth edition of these prestigious awards honoring the best consultants and brokers in the land. The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday 28th June in London.

Most Trusted Consultancy

The Most Trusted category is an accolade for any broker or consultant who can demonstrate its integrity when it comes to its customers, business dealings and reputation. The Energy Brokers is consistently named in the Top 5 trusted brokers in the Cornwall Report. We have spent 20 years in energy procurement building a reputation for openness, honesty and transparency. Our open book policy means we operate on a transparent basis with both clients and suppliers, there are no hidden costs and our advice is therefore completely impartial.

Super Consultancy of the Year

The Super Consultancy category is the accolade for the best brokers, who have been independently recognised as the industry’s leading players. At The Energy Brokers we are committed to quality customer service and aim to build lasting working partnerships with our clients to achieve their specific requirements and are proud of our high level of customer retention rates. We do not believe that “one size fits all” and are happy to tailor solutions to clients’ needs. We operate with all suppliers in the market and our in-depth knowledge, established presence and longstanding relationships allow us to ensure best prices can be achieved.

Energy Buying Team

We pride ourselves on being 100% focused on consistently exceeding customer expectations. Everything we do in understanding customer needs, market engagement, negotiation, energy procurement, demand management, risk management and ongoing contract delivery is focused on delivering best value.

We’re honored to have been recognised by these nominations and we wish good luck to everyone nominated in all the TELCA categories. Look forward to seeing you all at the ceremony on 28th June!

Source: The Energy Brokers

Consultus acquires ‘The Energy Architects’

The Energy Brokers parent, The Consultus International Group, has acquired specialist energy company PEMXQ.

PEMXQ, which trades as The Energy Architects, delivers consultancy, energy and carbon management, building services, sustainability, procurement and utility connections.  It operates mainly in the UK and is based near Southend in Essex. The business was founded by Malcolm Cooper in 2006, and employs a specialist team of energy and engineering services experts.

“We’re delighted to become part of Consultus. We share a common philosophy and have also grown organically through our professional approach and reputation,” said Malcolm Cooper. “This allows us to move to the next level and expand on our services. In turn, The Energy Brokers will be able to assist us to provide services in key areas to PEMXQ clients.”

“This is part of our expansion and diversification plans, in line with a stated objective to move into areas including water, energy efficiency and greater international operations,” says Andrew Staley, Consultus CEO.

For more information, read the full press release or email info@tebl.com.