Launching a campaign calling on Ofgem to take action on hidden energy broker fees
This week the campaign we have been working on behind the scenes for Box Power CIC for some weeks now finally made it to the public domain. The campaign calls on Ofgem to take action on hidden broker fees.
An exclusive in The Guardian backed by leading trade bodies
We splashed the story at the start of the week with an exclusive in The Guardian and interest quickly built from there with coverage in national and regional press along with sector publications including The Caterer, Energy Live News, Boutique Hotelier, Talking Retail, and more.
Leading trade bodies that have added their names to the Box Power CIC campaign include UKHospitality, Care England, the British Retail Consortium, the Federation of Independent Retailers, the Association of Convenience Stores, British Independent Retailers’ Association, the Independent Care Group and NCVO.
Greater Manchester Night Time Economy Adviser Sacha Lord calls for action
Box Power CIC says action is long overdue and that there is no reason for Ofgem to say that energy broker fees must be transparent for micro-businesses and the same not be true for larger SMEs and bigger organisations.
Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, co-founder of The Warehouse Project and Parklife also tweeted on this issue last week, saying “Brokers need tough strict regulations.”
A campaign that could benefit people and organisations up and down the UK
We were delighted to work with Box Power CIC on their charity giving event which saw over £800,000 being donated to local and regional charities and led to MD Corin Dalby being named the MEN’s 2023 Business Person of the Year.
With this latest campaign, we are hoping that with Box Power and other leading organisations High-Rise can help persuade Ofgem to bring about change that will benefit businesses and organisations up and down the UK.