Utilita Energy has today announced plans to create 200 new jobs in Scotland over the next 12 months, starting with a recruitment fair tomorrow in Glasgow.
The rising challenger brand – which earlier this month pledged to freeze all gas and electricity tariffs this winter – will also open new offices in the centre of Glasgow on 4 January 2017 to provide sales and customer services operations.
In January 2016, Utilita debuted in Which? Magazine’s Top 5 Energy Suppliers for quality and customer service.
The Smart Pay As You Go provider has seen customer numbers more than double over the past year – it welcomed its 450,000th customer earlier this month – up from just 200,000 in July 2015.
Utilita Energy has held a ‘price commitment’ to be cheaper than the Big Six since 2008– cutting its gas price five times since 1 January 2015.
Utilita Energy boosted its presence in Scotland last year when it was named Presenting Partner of the Scottish League Cup, when Ross County won their first major trophy.
The company is currently the Official Energy Partner of a number of SPFL clubs – including Celtic, Rangers, Partick Thistle, Motherwell, Hibernian, St Mirren, Dundee and Dundee United.
Steve Parker, Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We have wanted to increase our presence in Scotland and are now delighted to this significant new centre in Glasgow.
“We have grown rapidly as a business and we expressly specifically chose Glasgow because we are confident of the high quality of staff that can be recruited.”