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Helen Garner

Helen Garner

Commercial Sales Manager

Helen has over 15 years of experience in the energy industry and specialises in the business energy market. Helen worked previously for Purchase Direct, Energy Quote and most recently EDF Energy, where she was responsible for onboarding new clients and advising on suitable products.

Helen’s role at BCR Associates is to develop long-term new business strategies to further client engagement and manage risk. Helen is responsible for the energy buying strategy for BCR Associates and advises the business, our Associates and our clients accordingly. She also works with suppliers to understand their practices and terms and conditions, as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest energy legislation and regulation.

With a superior knowledge of commodity pricing, strategy and risk management, Helen has a unique relationship with suppliers and has maintained excellent client retention rates. Her skill set lies in analysing and evaluating contractual and product-based documentation, whilst she is particularly proficient at helping clients understand complex situations and finding the most cost-effective way forward for their business, to improve profitability whilst minimising risk.

Being an energy enthusiast, Helen is constantly at the forefront of energy news, legislation and regulation, keeping her finger on the pulse of what can be a complex, volatile market.

Away from BCR Associates, Helen likes to put her energy into her love for music and dance, and is a fully trained fire eater! Helen also has a passion for fitness and regularly participates in charity events. 

For further information about Helen, please refer to her LinkedIn profile.

Should you wish to get in touch with Helen or her relationship mananagement team, please refer to her contact sheet.

 

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Our 2021 Energy Market Summary

Date 28 Jan 2021 By Helen Garner in Category Energy,

Unfortunately, 2021 is set to be another turbulent year. Due to the freezing conditions last week, we saw short-term gas prices at a three-year record high with electricity prices also at an all-time high. We’re also seeing regular cuts in oil production which is being exacerbated due to the challenges of social distancing as a result of COVID-19, this is also having a negative impact on the price of electricity. Such fluctuations coupled with the...

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All you need to know about SECR

Date 03 Dec 2020 By Helen Garner in Category Energy, Ensuring Compliance,

Why Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)?

SECR is one of the many energy-focused initiatives which has followed from the Paris Climate Agreement and the UK’s initial commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The legislation is designed to make energy efficiency a focal point for businesses, to reduce the complexity associated with collecting, measuring and reporting on carbon emissions. The regulation presents an opportunity for larger businesses to consider applying best energy...

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Three energy industry compliance changes that you should be aware of

Date 21 May 2020 By Helen Garner in Category Energy, Ensuring Compliance,

Covid-19 has caused much disruption to the business environment as we know it, and this has had an impact on achieving compliance in some regulated areas.

Here’s an update on some of the recent changes to energy legislation that may affect your business:

1. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
One of the crucial parts of the assessment process for ESOS compliance is a site visit carried out by a Lead Assessor. Due to social distancing rules, such...

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