First Utility company history and facts

By Energy Company Numbers on March 13, 2015 in Help and advice

When it comes to energy providers in the UK, you have a number of different options to choose from. Let’s take a look at First Utility, the largest independent energy supplier in the UK.

First Utility company history and facts

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About First Utility 

First Utility is the UK’s largest independent supplier of energy.

Fist Utility is based in Warwick, England, and it is the seventh largest provider of gas and electric in the United Kingdom.

Being smaller than some of the other energy providers in the UK, First Utility has been able to focus more on the technology behind the energy industry than other companies.

First Utility smart meter

As a result, First Utility has emerged as a leader of new technology. A case in point is smart meters, like the one image above.

A Brief History of First Utility

Unlike the majority of energy providers in the UK, First Utility does not have an extended history dating back at least a century. Instead, it is a very recent creation having come into existence in 2008.  Co-founders Mark Daeche, Marcus Citron, and Darren Braham created First Utility as a spin-out from First Telecom. From that point on, the company has continued to grow in the UK, providing an ever-wider range of service for domestic and business energy customers.

In 2015, there has been talk about First Telecom releasing an initial public offering.

In addition, First Telecom is looking into funders for future foreign expansion into new markets.  At all points during their existence, First Utility has marketed itself as a smarter, cheaper, and more transparent alternative to energy.

Some Facts Regarding First Utility

1. First Utility was the first company in the UK to offer smart metered services to residential customers. This gave the company experience with rolling out smart meter technology, making it a leader with this particular technology in the UK.

2. First Utility is the primary sponsor for the Rugby Super League in the UK. They have signed a deal to be the primary sponsor for three years, spanning from 2014 to 2017.

3. First Utility is UK’s largest independent home energy supplier.

4. Unlike the Big 6 energy providers, First Utility does not actually produce any of its electricity. Instead, it purchases its electricity from international markets. As a result, First Utility works with Shell to provide a stable and continuous supply of energy.

First Utility history with advertisements

How to contact First Utility

First Utility contact number – 0843 770 5059.

Write to First Utility:

Customer Services
First Utility
PO Box 4360
CV34 9DB

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