Utility Team new energy partner for national organisations

A leading utilities consultancy has been appointed energy partner by two national industry organisations.

Utility Team, which works with businesses from all sectors around the UK to manage their utility contracts and reduce their energy consumption is the official energy partner for membership organisations OBN and Timber Buying Group (TBG).

OBN supports the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, corporate partners and investors all over the UK and has more than 400 members.

The organisation offers networking, partnering, purchasing, training, advising and advocacy activities to its members – and Utility Team will now be able to manage their energy acquisition needs.

Utility Team, which has offices in Coventry and Birmingham, has also been selected by TBG to support its membership of 55 timber and building merchants.

TBG specialises in helping small and medium-sized timber and building merchants to benefit from group deals on materials, and they will now also be able to access a range of services from Utility Team.

Robert Cook, business development manager at Utility Team, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with both OBN and TBG and have worked hard to understand the needs and requirements of their members to ensure we deliver the most effective energy efficiency and procurement advice.

“It is very exciting to team up with them at this time. They both have large memberships and are organisations that are continuing to grow and we look forward to supporting them with their energy requirements.”

Lee Pratley, Head of Purchasing and Membership at OBN, said: “We are pleased to be working with Utility Team and are sure this will be a very beneficial partnership to our members going forward.

“OBN has chosen to partner with Utility Team to help our members drive down the cost of their utilities through the range of professional services offered, from energy procurement to energy management and reporting.

“Utility Team have shown a commitment to understanding exactly what our members need. We hope that our members take advantage of this new relationship and are able to be more energy efficient in the process.”

Allan Durning, director at TBG, said: “We are dedicated to delivering the best possible service to our members and this new partnership with Utility Team will help to strengthen what we are able to offer.

“Our focus at TBG is built around the businesses and members that we represent and Utility Team have worked hard to understand the requirements of our membership.

“We look forward to working with Utility Team to bring a range of energy-saving benefits to our members.”

Picture caption: Robert Cook, business development manager at Utility Team and Allan Durning, director at TBG.