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Opus Energy Signs Virgin Media As Impressive Growth Continues

Released on: September 07, 2011, 2:52 pm
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

Independent energy supplier to UK businesses, Opus Energy, has today announced the signature of its 100,000th business site, Virgin Media. The business joins a portfolio of market-leading brands which includes Paperchase, Allied Irish Bank (GB), University of Cambridge, Halfords and KPMG, amongst others.

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Opus Energy Sets New £10,000 Charity Challenge For Employees

Released on: June 23, 2010, 6:16 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

Opus Energy, one of the UK’s leading business energy suppliers, has pledged to raise £10,000 throughout 2010/11, for one of the UK’s most common, life-threatening, inherited diseases, Cystic Fibrosis.

Over the next year the employees of the Northamptonshire based energy company will embark on a calendar of fundraising and volunteering activities in and around the community. They will organise fun days in the office, take part in individual and team events, make personal donations and take part in some of the challenges organised by the charity.

By pledging to raise £10,000 the energy supplier will be helping sufferers in and around Northamptonshire receive the daily treatment they need.

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Opus Energy Exceeds £10k Charity Target For The Friends Of Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Released on: May 21, 2010, 10:35 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

After 12 months of fundraising, Opus Energy employees have exceeded their original £10,000 target in aid of the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The business energy supplier, based in Northampton, took part in a variety of fundraising activities such as the New York Marathon, It’s a knock-out and charity fun days to reach their goal.

Andy Nash, Operations Director at Opus Energy, commented:
“Opus Energy is thrilled to present this donation to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice. It’s an organisation that provides people across Northamptonshire an exceptional level of bereavement and spiritual care at the end of life. They provide a comprehensive service for mainly cancer patients, and their families, for whom a cure may no longer be possible.

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Young Gymnast To Train With Olympic Hopeful

Released on: April 17, 2010, 12:06 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

The winner of the training session with an Olympic hopeful from Corby has been announced, by his sponsors, Opus Energy. Zoe Parker, aged 8, won the training session with Gymnastics World Championship silver medallist, Daniel Keatings, plus four tickets to the European Gymnastic Championships, after entering the competition run by business energy supplier, Opus Energy.

Competition winner, Zoe Parker commented:

“I am so excited about my training session with Daniel and I get to see him compete at the European Championships too. He is a very good gymnast and I hope I can learn some new techniques from him to help with my gymnastics.”

The competition was launched by Opus Energy, to offer young gymnasts the opportunity meet a local gymnastics’ hero and to experience the world of European gymnastics first hand.

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Opus Energy Offers The Chance To Win A Training Session With Local Olympic Hopeful

Released on: March 16, 2010, 12:16 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Sports

Opus Energy, the UK’s largest independent business energy supplier, is giving young gymnasts in Northamptonshire the opportunity to win four tickets to the European Gymnastic Championships, and a training session with Olympic hopeful Daniel Keatings. The energy supplier sponsors 20 year old artistic gymnast, Daniel Keatings and has launched the competition to offer keen youngsters the opportunity to experience the world of Europe’s gymnasts first-hand.

Senior coach of Kettering Olympic Gymnastics Club, Marie Mitchell, said:

“We are delighted that Opus Energy has created a fantastic opportunity that will inspire young gymnasts to excel in the sport. The club is thrilled at the prospect of having local hero Daniel run a training session. Who knows, one of the competition winners may one day emulate Daniel and be in with a chance of Olympic success.”

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Opus Energy Launches Gas Market Service

Released on: December 08, 2009, 2:11 pm
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

In response to customer demand, the UK’s largest independent business energy supplier, Opus Energy, has expanded its market portfolio to offer a new gas service to small and medium (SME) businesses.

The gas service offers customers a clear alternative to existing market suppliers and includes many of the popular benefits already available with Opus’ successful electricity products. Customers will have access to competitively priced, fixed-term contracts, shielding them from gas market price fluctuations. Existing electricity customers will continue to receive the same high standard of customer care with the ease of only having one supplier.

The energy supplier currently provides electricity to over 60,000 sites across the UK and entry into the gas market is proving successful. Since the first supply went live in the middle of October 2009, sales have exceeded expectations, with over 1,000 customers already signed up.

Opus Energy has the flexibility to buy gas from a number of market sources and is therefore able to respond quickly to market price changes, and pass cost-savings directly onto customers. The gas service will initially be marketed to existing and new SME customers.

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Local Business Opus Energy Sponsors Two Employees To Run New York Marathon

Released on: October 6, 2009, 8:51 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

Two employees of a Northampton based business, Opus Energy, a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, are aiming to raise £3000 for a local charity by running the New York Marathon on Sunday 1st November. Their challenge will form part of a wider pledge by Opus Energy to raise £10,000 for the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Neil Robinson, a Credit Controller and Tanya Matchett, Credit Control Team Leader for Opus Energy are both novice runners and have never run competitively before.

The pair will be the 7th and 8th employees from Opus Energy to enter the New York marathon as part of an initiative that the company began in 2007. Each year, Opus Energy pays travel costs, hotels, and entry fees for the chosen employees, encouraging them to achieve a challenging personal goal, as well as raise funds for an important local cause.

Neil is preparing for the marathon by running four miles a day, three times a week, with a longer run at weekends. He achieved 14 miles last weekend and is increasing this distance gradually each week.

Neil said, “I’ve watched colleagues return from running the New York marathon for the last two years and talk about what an amazing experience they’ve had. I turned 40 this year and haven’t really pushed myself physically yet, so I wanted to take up the challenge. It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for a good cause and get fit in the process.”

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Opus Energy Backs Corby’s Great Olympic Hope

Released on: September 03, 2009, 10:18 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

Opus Energy, a leading independent electricity supplier to UK businesses, is proud to announce it’s sponsorship of one of Britain’s most promising young hopes for London 2012, Northamptonshire-based gymnast Daniel Keatings.

Hailing from Corby, 19 year old Daniel has been in world-beating form this year. With a silver medal in the All Around final at the Senior European Championships, Britain’s first ever All Around medal in a major championship, and a bronze on the Pommel Horse at a World Cup Event.

He set the gymnastics world alight last year when he became Junior All Around Champion at the European Championships, including an amazing four gold medals. His final haul, which also included team gold and another individual bronze, was the first time a British gymnast had ever achieved such a feat.

Daniel’s current focus is the World Championship coming up in October, taking place at the O2 Arena in London. The event will be a glimpse of his ultimate dream of winning a medal on home soil at London 2012. Daniel has already had a taste of the Olympics after representing Great Britain in Beijing.

Opus Energy, whose head offices are in Northampton, will be supporting Daniel all the way up to London 2012. The firm’s sponsorship, which will cover essentials such as coaching, competition fees, equipment and travel, will allow him to dedicate his time solely to achieving success in the sport without having to find alternative ways of generating income.

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Opus Energy Wins Supply Contract With Leading UK Retailer, John Lewis

Released on: August 5, 2009, 7:02 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

The John Lewis deal part of £20m new customer growth for Opus Corporate Solutions.Opus Energy, a leading independent electricity supplier to UK businesses, today announced a host of new supply agreements with leading UK corporates including John Lewis, White Stuff, DPD and Heritage Great Britain.

Opus Energy, a leading independent electricity supplier to UK businesses, today announced a host of new supply agreements with leading UK corporates including John Lewis, White Stuff, DPD and Heritage Great Britain.

The customer wins form part of an additional £20m of new agreements, contracted by Opus Corporate Solutions in the last six months.

Opus Energy will supply 123 sites for one of Britain’s best loved retailers, John Lewis, in a two year deal worth £3.6m.

Bill Wright, Corporate Energy and Environment Manager at John Lewis said: “We look forward to forging a partnership with Opus Energy. As a dynamic company we need our suppliers to respond efficiently to our business’ needs. Opus Energy listened closely to our requirements during the tender process and offered a bespoke service at a competitive price.”

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Opus Energy Launches New Business Energy Advice Website

Released on: June 24, 2009, 8:23 am
Author: Opus Energy
Industry: Energy

Opus Energy urges businesses not to overlook the savings that can be made through proactive electricity management

Opus Energy, a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has today launched a new website offering specialist electricity advice to businesses across the UK.

The online service has been specifically created by Opus Energy to provide practical advice to businesses on issues such as being more energy efficient, measuring electricity usage and how to reduce bills.

The new Opus Energy advice site is a one stop shop for businesses to learn how to:
• Carry out a site energy review
• Make energy saving steps in the workplace
• Switch to different tariff
• Lower electricity bills

The website was launched after Opus Energy completed a poll of 500 small businesses in the UK and found that only 3% of managers would review their gas or electricity tariffs in order to make business savings in the current economic downturn.

Saving by switching
Energy is a widely overlooked business service that has the potential to provide vital savings for companies who want to make more of an impact to their bottom line.

Duncan Lebbern, Financial Director of RIF Worldwide, a logistics service provider, reviewed the company’s overheads after his import business was affected by the economic downturn. Money saved from switching supplier to Opus Energy helped Duncan expand his company: opening three new offices in the UK this year. He said: “We all rely on electricity to power our working days whether during a downturn or otherwise. Switching supplier to Opus Energy allowed us to run the business economically, allowing us to grow our company even during these tough times.”

Saving by monitoring
As well as identifying the savings that could be made by switching supplier, the Opus Energy advice website provides information about measuring energy and smart metering. Research from the Carbon Trust shows that by simply monitoring energy use in the workplace, companies could save over 12.3% on their bills.

Steve James, Commercial Director at Opus Energy, said: “The Opus Energy advice website has been launched to help our customers and UK businesses understand how to reduce their overheads and improve efficiency at a time when every penny counts. We’re encouraging businesses to take a proactive approach. By taking control of their tariff, monitoring their usage and taking steps to be more energy efficient, UK businesses can realise substantial financial savings and make a real impact to their bottom line in this economic downturn.”

Saving by upgrading

The Opus Energy advice site also provides information for businesses wishing to apply for a Carbon Trust interest-free loan enabling them to upgrade to more energy efficient equipment. Many Carbon Trust customers find that the energy savings they make using their new efficient equipment more than covers their loan repayments. All the information businesses need to find out about the scheme is easily accessible on the Opus Energy advice site, alongside links to carbon calculators and loan application details.

From making sure your business is more energy efficient and reducing your bills, through to how to getting your hands on interest free energy loans, Opus Energy is on hand to help offer advice.

The new website from Opus Energy can be found at
http://electricityadvice.opusenergy.com/

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Opus Energy Press Office
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About Opus Energy
Opus Energy is a leading independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses.

Opus Energy supplies over 50,000 UK business sites across all sectors. Large customers include: Stagecoach (LSE: SGC.L), Thorntons (LSE: THT.L), Farmfoods, FirstGroup (LSE: FGP.L), Cumbria County Council and Deloitte & Touche.

Over the last two years (between April 2006 and March 2008), over 60% of the energy supplied by Opus Energy to its customers came from cleaner, low-carbon sources – 54% from renewable generators and 8% from cleaner Combined Heat and Power (CHP) produced by CHP generators. These CHP generators have been awarded accreditation by the regulator, Ofgem, for producing cleaner, more environmentally friendly power.

Opus Energy’s management team has a 50 percent stake in the business, while International Power Plc (LSE: IPR.L) holds 30 percent and Telecom Plus Plc (LSE: TEP.L) has 20 percent. With offices in Northampton and Oxford, Opus Energy employs 230 people.

For further information about Opus Energy, please see www.opusenergy.com

The Opus Energy business electricity advice site can be found at
http://electricityadvice.opusenergy.com/

Notes to editors:
1. ‘Advanced Metering for SMEs’ report published by The Carbon Trust, summer 2007.
http://www.carbontrust.co.uk/energy/startsaving/carbon_news_summer_07_SME.htm

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