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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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BCR Associates’ view on current volatility in the energy market

Date 10 Mar 2022 By Helen Garner in Category Energy,

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are having an extremely negative impact on the UK energy market and due to currency index volatility and high price of oil, the price of both gas and electricity is extortionate at present. Due to this extreme market volatility, most energy suppliers are struggling to provide quotes at the moment and the pricing that we are receiving from our supply chain is very expensive. As such we would not recommend that...

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Contract Natural Gas Limited (CNG) apply to industry regulator Ofgem for ‘Supplier of Last Resort (SOLR)’ as energy crisis continues.

Date 02 Nov 2021 By Helen Garner in Category Energy, General,

We are sorry to hear the news that Contract Natural Gas Limited (CNG) are likely to close their retail arm. As of the end of last week CNG applied to OFGEM for a ‘supplier of last resort ‘due to the ongoing energy crisis.

CNG provide energy to approximately 45,000 customers, falling into the Supplier of Last Resort (SOLR) system means customers are likely be transferred to alternative suppliers. In normal circumstances, new suppliers would try and honour current rates...

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All you need to know about the Targeted Charging Review

Date 15 Apr 2021 By Helen Garner in Category Energy, Ensuring Compliance,

All you need to know about the latest Ofgem regulation which may mean future increases to your business electricity costs.

Why TCR?

This regulation is a result of industry reform recently introduced by Ofgem around how the Transmission (TNUoS) and Distribution (DUoS) networks recover the cost of maintaining pylons, wires and cables in order to service the network. Traditionally a large proportion of network costs are recovered by peak period charges (HH Triad, DUoS Red), but with...

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