Adam Thompson (centre front) surrounded by Utilitywise new starters
As part of our growth plans we have taken on the first batch of 20 new staff at our offices in South Shields. This takes our total workforce to 225 and keeps on target to double our workforce in the coming twelve months. The recruitment follows our relocation of the firm to our current premises on Long Row in South Shields.
We are currently signing 70 new contracts per day. Clients are keen to let us tackle their business energy problems: making sure they are on the best rates but also seeing if we can find ways for them to save energy.
The new recruits will provide a boost to our Account Care team by working with clients to provide a top-tier brokerage service and give expert advice and support. The Account Care team work alongside the energy services team which provides energy auditing and the Ecofit service installing energy saving products.
Adam Thompson, Utilitywise Chief Operating Officer comments: “As a company born out of the region, it’s rewarding to be able to create decent jobs for people on Tyneside. We have big expansion plans for 2012 fuelled by the roll out of the Edd:e energy monitoring system which is proving to be very attractive to our customers.
“Energy costs are one of the major pressures businesses of all shapes and sizes face. While securing the best rate is important, the biggest savings in energy costs come from reducing consumption and that is where we are able to support businesses, which is good news for them and for the environment. Having completed our first stage of recruitment, we are now in a good position to meet our growth targets for this year.”
Utilitywise, which started life as a small family owned business five years ago is signing 70 new accounts a day ranging in size from sole traders through to companies employing thousands of people, with high energy costs.
Much of the company’s recent growth has been driven by the success of the British designed Edd:e energy monitoring system. Developed in-house, the system is unique to Utilitywise and allows businesses to identify cost savings down to the individual circuit. On average it identifies ways to reduce a company’s energy consumption by 27 per cent.