12th April 2018 | Posted by: Apollo Energy | Company News

Tell us about your role and what you enjoy about it
Although my job title is 'Analyst', I'm so much more than just a numbers man.

I manage a large and varied portfolio of clients, and once an account has been placed with me, I become your one-stop energy solutions shop. You name it, I'll do it; procurement, negotiating contracts, Bureau Services, Bill Validation, handling supplier queries and mediating disputes - it's all part of the fun.

This variety is what I love most about my job, I build good relationships with my clients, helping find solutions to the challenges that they face.

What are the big challenges and opportunities the industry is facing at the moment?
There's a digital revolution coming to the energy industry, and with the government's ambitious plans for all small businesses to switch to Smart meters, it will be here sooner than you think.

Digital innovations are giving businesses new and exciting opportunities to manage and reduce their energy profiles, achieving more efficient and cost effective processes, while allowing direct access to lower costs and more widely available renewable energy sources.

As dedicated energy consultants we will ensure that we help clients make the most of these new technologies and opportunities whilst protecting the data that you entrust with us.

Most often quoted advice to clients
When making a decision on a new supply contract, if you don't have the time to deal with it today, let me know a more convenient time to talk to you. The market moves quickly and prices vary from day to day.

Football or Rugby?
Football all day long.

Advice to your younger self?
Don't make bets that require you to shave your hair off and don't eat two packets of Jaffa Cakes an hour before a half marathon with a colleague.

Often heard saying?
'I would have beaten you, Gareth, if it wasn't for the Jaffa Cakes....'

Name three things you can't live without
The three Fs: Food, Football and Friends.

Favourite place in the world?
Looking out from the top of Kilimanjaro just after sun rise was a very special moment but anywhere on a beach with a beer is a favourite too.

How do you like your brew?
Builder's strength. Don't take the teabag out until it's brewed for at least three minutes and add just a dash of milk.

What's on your desk at the moment?
The PG Tips 'Monkey' sits as the mascot on my desk.