BizzEnergy, the UK’s leading independent supplier, yesterday announced the appointment of Stephen Taylor as the new CEO.
Stephen, previously Regional Vice President at Yahoo! Europe, will drive a series of initiatives set to redefine customer provision in the energy market. This includes an e-commerce launch which will see BizzEnergy become the first business supplier to allow its customers to fully service their accounts online. Stephen brings with him over 20 years of high profile business experience across a range of industries.
BizzEnergy is a market innovator in energy, supplying small and medium sized businesses with a range of competitive energy tariffs including several green options, as well as smart metering products to improve energy efficiency. The company is headquartered in Worcester with offices in London and Stephen will divide his time between the two locations, reporting to John Devaney, Chairman of the Board. Stephen will look after all areas of the business with James Constant, COO, maintaining responsibility for the Worcester operations.
Stephen joins BizzEnergy following a distinguished career with a strong track record of growing innovative businesses. In his most recent role as Regional Vice President of Yahoo! Europe he assumed direct responsibility for the Yahoo! European consumer business, including the brands Flickr and Kelkoo, as well as developing and managing new partnerships such as the sports service with Eurosport. His past roles include founder of Securicor eSolutions, launch Marketing Director of Air Miles and European CEO of paid search innovator, Overture, which was sold to Yahoo! for $1.7bn.
“The next few years are going to represent an exciting phase in BizzEnergy’s development,” said John Devaney, Chairman of BizzEnergy. “Stephen’s extensive experience will be invaluable in helping meet the challenges and opportunities we are undoubtedly going to face. We are very pleased to welcome Stephen and look forward to working with him as we take the company forward.”
James Constant, COO BizzEnergy commented, “Stephen’s background and knowledge of business growth and the online market will be key in helping us drive forward our plans and realise our vision of redefining how business and consumers purchase their energy.”
“I’m excited to be joining such an innovative and ambitious company,” said Stephen. “BizzEnergy’s bold vision to shake up the energy industry makes this an exciting time to join and I look forward to working with John and the management team in making these plans a reality.”
BizzEnergy is a market innovator in energy. Set up in 2000, BizzEnergy is now the largest independent electricity supplier for businesses in Great Britain. BizzEnergy offers small and medium sized businesses a range of competitive energy tariffs, including several green options, as well as smart metering products to improve energy efficiency. BizzEnergy will be the first business supplier to allow its customers to fully serve and control their accounts online.