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Corporate Division

Meet our team of experts

Utility Alliance, having shaken up the SME and mid-markets with their award winning service, have turned their attention to the Industrial and Commercial markets for Utilities. We’ve spotted that the traditional front runners in this market have all been bought, or merged, into other organisations and their focus and abilities had been turned elsewhere within the market.

In response to this, Utility Alliance has set up a new Corporate Division to directly fill the gap in the market for a responsible, high quality, risk-management process for utilities.

Our team all have at least 10 years market sector experience, some more than 20 years and draw their experience from organisations such as Schneider Electric; Accenture/EnergyQuote JHA; Inenco, Utilyx/MITIE Energy and suppliers of the likes of British Gas, EdF Energy; Gazprom and ENGIE amongst others. Our expertise as a Division ranges across both the Public and Private sector also giving us vast knowledge in legislation such as OJEU compliant procurement, Section 20 dispensation, ERIC reporting, climate change agreements, ESOS etc...

Our unique, holistic, consultancy approach coupled with our industry expertise ensures that our clients business needs come first and that we put our clients objectives with regards to energy first. We care about the environment, community and understanding the importance of using energy responsibly and our extensive suite of monitoring tools put our clients in complete control of their energy usage and allow us to manage total cost, rather than just price.

We can also provide additional services that include:

Bureau services

Full invoice validation check covering over 40 independent checks. Utility Alliance source the invoices in EDI format from suppliers and HH and AMR data directly from the MOP provider to streamline the process. All invoice errors are directly resolved with the suppliers on a client’s behalf. Additional modules can be included such as budgets and accruals and tenant re-charging.

Monitoring & Targeting

Utility Alliance operates their own inhouse M&T Software that can range from data/billing analysis to 1 minute consumption data down to circuit level with onsite hardware installation. A full range of reporting is available covering Duos profile, site v’s site performance, budget variance, site league labelling just to name a few.

Energy services

Some of the services that our Energy Services Division can assist you with cover; Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure, Battery Storage, Voltage Optimisation, on site Demand Management and LED.

Matt Cooper

Head of client services

Matt comes with a a very wide breadth of cross sector experience; Energy Efficiency Projects & Solutions, Risk Management; BPO & ITO, Marketing, Buildings & Infrastructure. He is a member on the Independent Climate Change Committee for the City of Leeds, a joint

proposition between Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds and Vice Chairman of High Legh Parish Council and Chairman of Planning.

Matt has worked on all parts of the I&C Energy market including Encor (became M&C Energy and then Schneider Electric), Gaz Prom, Engie, Utilyx, Platts and Inenco Group.

Matt Osborne

Head of trading & risk management

Matt read Economics at University and is now responsible for leading Utility Alliance’s corporate procurement function, including the development and formulation of risk management and trading strategies for our clients.


Matthew has gained extensive experience within the Commodity Trading Industry and has held senior roles for Inenco, OFCOM, OFGEM and nPower. Prior to joining Utility Alliance, Matthew held the role of Principal Risk Manager for Inenco; managing industrial and commercial customers’ energy portfolios and risk exposure. Matt’s background in the commercial energy sector also includes Portfolio management for npower, Senior Economist for OFGEM; examining wholesale and retail price correlation, and analysing UK & European energy markets and energy price drivers, as well as working as a fixed income trader in the city for several years.

James Williams

I&C Lead Consultant

James has worked for some of the largest and best-known consultancies in the UK. He started his career with John Hall Associates in the millennium year, JHA since being bought by EnergyQuote is now the energy arm of Accenture.


Leaving JHA for Utilyx, James joined one of the two major consultancies at the forefront of developing Risk Management services for flexible contracts, Utilyx and later, after a brief stint at British Energy joined Encore International. James has consistently been involved in I&C sales of Risk Managed services for nearly the whole of his career and brings a huge amount of experience in selling flexible contracts to the team at Utility Alliance.

Nick Foster

I&C Consultant

Nick brings seven years of experience to the Corporate Division of UA and has worked in senior sales roles for the foremost energy consultancies in the UK. Whilst the majority of his experience has been in the SME/Mid-Markets, he regards delivering risk-managed strategies

as the next natural step in his career progression. He has worked extensively across all sectors ranging from sole traders to national institutions.

Nick has spent the last 10 years independently trading Spot-FOREX and brings his understanding of commodities markets and fundamental/technical analysis to the role.

Huw James

I&C Account Manager

Huw has worked in the energy sector for 25 years with British Gas, Consumer Focus, Ofgem and Inenco and therefore has a wide range of knowledge of the energy industry. Huw spent 12 years working for British Gas in several departments, most notably as an I&C Account

Manager and later managing a team of field engineers installing smart meters.

Huw's experience has extensively covered the areas of metering, regulatory compliance, customer service, renewable energy and risk managed energy purchasing strategies.

Case Studies

Endeavour Speciality Chemicals was founded in 1991 as a specialist manufacturer of high-impact aroma chemicals and supplies products and services to customers across the globe.

With a core expertise in sulphur and heterocyclic chemistries, Endeavour’s products have applications in a range of industry sectors including flavours and fragrances and pharmaceutical research.

Obviously saving money is important to any business, but we were extremely interested to hear about what Utility Alliance had to offer in terms of how we could be more energy efficient and have a greater responsibility of reducing our carbon footprint.

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