London (PRWEB UK) 11 December 2013
First Utility, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, has been ranked in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 for the third year in a row. The Fast Track 100 annual league table ranks Britain’s fastest growing private companies.
Ranked number 24, First Utility has demonstrated consistently rapid growth as it continues to challenge the ‘Big Six’ incumbent energy companies in the UK. With a genuine focus on minimising energy bills through cheaper tariffs and helping customers use less, First Utility is capturing consumers’ attention as many look for alternatives to the Big Six.
First Utility announced in October that it would freeze prices until after the winter while all the major providers announced price increases. The company is also actively campaigning for change in the energy industry. In September, it launched a campaign to ‘Fix the Switch’ and speed up the time it takes to switch energy provider from 4-5 weeks to just one day. The campaign has attracted lots of support from the industry and consumer groups who recognise the importance of reforming the industry for the better.
Darren Braham, Founder and CFO of First Utility, said:
“We offer a simple promise to consumers; we’ll lower energy bills by offering cheaper tariffs and helping you use less energy. That proposition is resonating strongly and lots of consumers are saying ‘no’ to the Big Six and turning to First Utility to save money. We also continue to work hard to shake up this industry and lower costs so we can pass on more savings to consumers. Our consistent growth shows that we’re doing lots of things right and the market is responding to the increased competition.”
About First Utility
First Utility is the UK’s largest independent energy supplier. It supplies gas and electricity to 300,000 residential and business customers throughout the UK and is committed to helping them consume less energy. It offers cheaper tariffs, helps customers use less energy through the use of innovative technology and campaigns for industry change.
It was one of the first UK energy suppliers to offer smart meters to its customers and in 2012 launched my:energy, an online analytics service providing personalised information regarding energy usage to help reduce consumption.