Elland-based Orchard Energy has won a national award for its innovative approach to helping business energy users buy energy as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The consultancy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, won the Rising Star award at the 2014 Energy Consultancy Awards in London.
Managing director Gareth Henderson said: “We set out to change the way the energy broker market worked and I’m delighted that the efforts of our nationwide team have been recognised with this award.
“The Rising Star award commends brokers that are creating a stir in the marketplace through innovation and are going the extra mile for clients, something I’m proud to say all our employees are committed to doing.”
Orchard Energy was founded in 2004 by Mr Henderson and his wife Rachel and is now part of a utility management business employing more than 90 staff across four UK offices, delivering energy, waste, water, IT and telecoms support to businesses.
Its UK HQ are in Elland and it has offices in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff. The firm revealed plans to open a new office in Northampton in the autumn.
“It is significant that 10 years after launching our energy business we continue to push boundaries and lead the way in promoting excellence and innovation in the energy broker sector,” said Mr Henderson. “We are delighted that our efforts to raise the bar within the industry have been recognised.”
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