Energy & Power Awards 2019

18 | SME NEWS - 2019 Energy & Power Awards With more commercial relationships with UK energy suppliers than any other comparison provider, Energylinx is the ideal partner for anyone seeking the best possible deal for their gas and electricity. We profile the firm to learn more about how far it has come since it was created and how it became the market leader it is today. Since its inception in 2002 Energylinx has been at the forefront of innovation in the domestic energy comparison and switching market. Founder Ken Geddes had been in the energy industry for over 20 years yet had no idea where to look to get the best deal for his energy. He decided to build a comparison website that listed and compared every energy tariff on the market and that would rank them based on cost and savings. The fruits of his labour, Energylinx went live in 2003, gained accreditation to EnergyWatch in 2005 and has provided energy comparison and switching solutions to some of the biggest companies in the UK over the last 14 years. Today, the firm is now the biggest energy comparison and switching company in the country. This has been achieved through the vast partner network Energylinx currently operates and maintains. These valued partners offer a variety of different services, including white label websites, APIs, and contact centres. They all help the firm to provide the best possible, cutting-edge solutions for clients. Collectively the team at Energylinx has over 60 years’ experience in the energy industry, and its management team has solely worked in the energy market for the last 30 years. Therefore, the firm has the industry expertise to provide energy users, suppliers and associated businesses with the support and unique tools they need to get ahead in this competitive market. Committed to offering clients a transparent, reliable solution, Energylinx has maintained accreditation to the Ofgem Confidence Code and each of its predecessors since EnergyWatch began in 2003. One of only eleven sites accredited by the OFGEM Code of Confidence, in 2015 Energylinx also became the first Third Party Intermediary to be made a member of Energy UK. Additionally, as part of being a member of the Confidence Code, Energylinx must meet certain requirements and is regularly audited. The firm has been found to be flawless in every audit the regulator has carried out. As a result, clients can rest assured that when they work with Energylinx they are in safe and reliable hands. Best Energy Price Comparison Business 2019 Energylinx: Having achieved incredible success over the previous 15 years, in June 2018 Energylinx was acquired by the GoCo Group. Since the merger, Energylinx has been working on a new structure for the business and the acquisition will enhance the services that it delivers for its valued partners. As part of this focus, the Energylinx team, together with developers at GoCompare are building a next-generation savings calculation engine, which more accurately predicts savings for households. This is possible through predictive technologies, including machine learning. This technology is intended to provide a savings calculation that is more realistic, and thereby provides consumers a more robust view of their options. Overall, Energylinx now runs well-known comparison websites such as GoCompare and Which? Switch, and powers the comparison and switching platforms of some of the biggest energy suppliers through its API solutions, as well as many small-to-medium energy companies. Having achieved this phenomenal success, the firm has a bright future ahead of it as it seeks to grow even further and use its recent acquisition to prosper even more throughout the remainder of 2019 and further ahead. Company: Energylinx Contact: Kirstin Rhymer Website: