In the space of one week, Opus Energy has been awarded ‘Utilities Provider of the Year’ and named one of the top ten ‘healthiest brands’ in the UK.
Opus Energy was placed sixth in Kantar Millward Brown’s first UK BrandZ study. The firms listed were judged based on purpose, innovation, communications, brand experience and love, and are seen to have disrupted a category either through a strong sense of purpose, seamless brand experience or fresh innovation.
Opus Energy won a place in the top 10 due to its innovation, and its proven success in taking on the Big Six energy companies – cementing its position as the leading challenger brand for business energy provision. The award also signalled the potential for Opus Energy’s prospective future growth, with the company already expanding from ten to over 900 employees in just fifteen years.
In addition to this accolade, Opus Energy was awarded the British Small Business award for Utilities Provider of the Year on Wednesday 1st November. Opus Energy won the award as the provider that managed the needs of small businesses better than its competitors, with judges considering a combination of the best value, customer service, reliability, and SME-focused initiatives. Fighting off stiff competition from firms including E.On and Gazprom Energy, the award signals a successful year for Opus Energy, following its acquisition by energy giant Drax, earlier this year.
Nikki Flanders, Chief Operating Officer at Opus Energy, says: “We have a strong heritage in supporting small businesses and doing everything we can to ensure they have the best energy provision and customer service.
“We’re pushing to go the extra mile for small businesses, and as well as aiming to give the best service, we support SMEs with initiatives like our Brighter Business advice hub and Business Clusters map. We also make it easy for SMEs to meet their sustainability objectives – last year, 90% of the electricity we supplied came from renewable sources, including our 2,300+ UK-based renewable generators.
“Being recognised with both an award for small business services and a vote of brand confidence is a fantastic way to mark an exciting and fast-paced year for Opus Energy,” Flanders concluded.