Utility Alliance has added to its senior management team as it looks to continue its impressive growth this year.
The Hartlepool Marina-based energy consultancy has undertaken an ongoing recruitment drive which has resulted in more than 50 new staff being taken on since the turn of the year, taking the workforce to 144.
While a large percentage of that figure is covered by 18-25 year-old staff working on B2B outbound calls, directors Bob Moore, Darren Sutherland and Phill Moore have also strengthened their management team by appointing key figures at senior level.
The latest recruit is Helen Bolton, who has been brought in to take control of the firm’s Partner Channel.
Bolton has a vast number of contacts having previously worked for the likes of BT, Churchill Insurance, Santander as well as having her own business in telecoms and merchant services, and is hoping to strike up relationships across the business sector to help firms review their utility consumption and efficiency.
She explained: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to come into a business which is clearly on the up, and I’m looking forward to getting my own department in place to help with further growth.
“My role is about building strong relationships with business owners across not just the Tees Valley but the whole of the UK. By working together we can achieve so much more than working alone, and reciprocity can strengthen growth for both parties.
“All businesses, whether they are SMEs or multi-nationals, are all focused on saving money on the bottom line. This partner channel has already proved it can deliver that even at this early stage, and we are looking to create synergie across all sectors to deliver value as part of the Utility Alliance service.
“We have some exciting plans in place for things like networking events and newsletters, as well as opportunities to generate new business for our partners.”
Meanwhile, Utility Alliance was delighted to be recognised at the recent Hartlepool Business Awards where they landed no fewer than THREE trophies.
They were crowned as winners in the Service Sector and Most Promising New Business before being named as the overall winners in the Hartlepool Business of the Year 2017.
Managing director Bob Moore said: “As a relatively new business in Hartlepool, we have gradually started to make a name for ourselves.
“The business community is thriving in Hartlepool, we saw on the night with the shortlists in all of the categories just how tough the competition is.
“We are all extremely proud of what we have achieved within the business since we set up in February 2015, so to see that recognised by others is a fantastic feeling.
“Our recruitment process is ongoing with the overall aim of having 250 staff in place by the end of the year, and we are also in negotiations to open up elsewhere in the UK.
“We have always been of the mindset that if you stand still you go backwards, so we have some exciting plans in place over the next few months to further grow the business.”
For more information about Utility Alliance’s Partner Channel, or to review your energy usage and efficiency, call Helen Bolton on 01429 727100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.