Thursday 17th of May 2018 | Posted In: Buying energy, Buy and Sell, Comply, Generate, Use and Manage

An enjoyable time at the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2018

On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 May I attended the British Pig and Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh Park representing the NFU Energy Service on the NFU’s stand. This was my first time out at an event and with the event being so close to our offices (on the same business park) it was the perfect opportunity to get out and meet some existing and potential customers. I was joined by Jon Swain, our Senior Consultant on Tuesday and Thomas Wilkins one of our Energy Project Engineers on Wednesday to make sure we had all of the bases covered when talking to NFU members about their energy. On the stand, we also had staff from the NFU, NFU Mutual and The Woodland Trust which led to some positive discussions between us on how we can work together to best service NFU members.

Our main aim for the two days was to promote our new Half Hourly Buying Group and RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) HealthCheck service. I had some valuable discussions with members who agreed that the buying power provided by being part of the Half Hourly Buying Group was a key factor in getting fairer contract prices going forwards. While Thomas and Jon were able to share why the RHI HealthCheck service was going to be great for giving members peace of mind when facing RHI audits. We also discussed the effects of Brexit, Gas shortages, generation, battery storage, energy purchasing strategies and much more.

As well as meeting new potential customers I really enjoyed getting to meet some familiar faces and in some cases, put faces to names of clients I have only dealt with on the phone thus far.

All in all, it was a successful event for the NFU and its subsidiaries and I, for one, look forward to working with them at future events.

If you would like to find out if you could benefit from our Half Hourly Buying Group or the RHI HealthCheck service give us a call on 024 7669 6512.