Harrison Bridge helps UCR Consultants increase new business by 35% in 2019
UCR Consultants are an independent utility broker providing competitive rates for over 40,000 customers and work with all the major suppliers as well as challengers and new entrant suppliers.
Established in 2009, the business had grown rapidly with 50 staff and a turnover of £10m+. They had key objectives focused on both growth and profit.
UCR Consultants required a General Manager to support their growth and allow their Managing Director to take a more strategic approach in relation to group level objectives across his additional businesses. The role required the candidate to help diversify their sales mix as well as enhance their digital presence. A concern for the Managing Director was the lack of talent in the energy broker market and whether talent outside of energy would be able to understand the business to allow him to take a step back.
Harrison Bridge was chosen based on their extensive track record of recruiting executive and board level talent for energy suppliers and energy consultants, as well as their ability to conduct cross-industry searches.
Harrison Bridge researched, identified and approached over 50 candidates within a three-week period providing the client with market insight and advice on the available talent pool. The quality of talent was significantly better than the candidates they had received through advertising and their network.
Within the first 12 months, the following results were achieved as a result of the new hire:
UCR Consultants showed the highest growth in new business sales in 5 years
Record levels of turnover
New products with both existing and new suppliers launched, resulting in exclusive partnerships
Gained 5 star trust pilot score
The Managing Director has been able to focus on developing other business interests alongside energy
Reduced employee churn
“I would like to thank Lee for his efforts in securing me a new role. His communication was excellent throughout the process and he took time to build a genuine, trusting relationship. Highly recommend connecting with Lee to assist with recruitment projects whether you’re recruiting, actively looking, or in need of a change!”
Alex Welbourne, General Manager
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