News : Utilita Energizes Staff Growth with Acquisition of Sheffield Call Centre Specialist
Chesterfield, England, March, 2017 -- Utilita Energy, the independent energy supplier, has confirmed the acquisition of the Sheffield-based call centre provider, bvocal.
All 325 bvocal staff, 225 at its Chesterfield site and a further 100 at the firm’s Sheffield centre, will become part of the Utilita group of companies.
The changes come into effect immediately and means Utilita now has more than 1,000 staff.
Steve Parker, director of sales and marketing at Utilita Energy, commented: "bvocal has played an integral role in the growth of Utilita and has proved to be a highly successful sales channel.
"With this in mind, it made perfect sense to bring bvocal into Utilita in a move that will be mutually beneficial. As we continue to grow, bvocal will play a key role."
Paul Stubbs, managing director at bvocal, added: "This is a fantastic business opportunity for both companies.
"Utilita has been bvocal’s only client for the past two years - this deal is great for our brilliant staff, who will now benefit from working for Britain’s fastest growing independent energy supplier."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Utilita is a British supplier of Smart Pay As You Go Energy. The company was established in 2003 with a vision of helping those households who were being badly served and overcharged by the Big Six – primarily the prepay market. Using its smart meter technology, Utilita puts customers in control of their energy usage and spend. The company serves approximately 800,000 customers, managing around 1.3million meters. It employs 1,400 people.
Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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