The rebrand sees Orchard Energy retain its name and services, as Lakehouse plc looks to expand its nationwide energy services offering. The move will also showcase Orchard’s full range of services to a wider range of businesses across the UK.
Since becoming part of the Lakehouse group, Orchard has been presented with opportunities to grow its position within the domestic and public sectors, as well as link with existing Lakehouse clients in the private sector.
The expansion has already created 60 local jobs with the opening of a new call centre to deliver the UK-wide smart meter telesales services.
Gareth Henderson, founder and managing director of Orchard Energy said: "Since 2004 we have been helping customers manage their utility costs and we are proud of our exceptional customer service record. Joining the Lakehouse Group has helped us build on this success, while opening doors to new opportunities and larger tenders including working in the domestic energy market and public sector.
"This is an extremely exciting time for everyone at Orchard as we continue to grow and welcome new people to the team."
Orchard Energy, which has regional offices in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Bristol, Newcastle and Cardiff, specialises in energy purchasing, bureau services, utility solutions and water management for business across the UK.
As part of the Lakehouse Group, Orchard Energy will continue to provide its usual services including procurement, invoice validation, revenue recovery from inaccurate historic billing, key account management, changes of tenancy, terminations and contract transfers; cost savings compliance and connection; as well as water drainage, such as leak detection.
2017 will also see the team expand its water procurement team to cover England, when the industry follows Scotland and deregulates the commercial water market.
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