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Opus Energy wins Innovation in Business award!

4th June 2015

It’s been an amazing year for Opus Energy – having just been named in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list, we are thrilled to reveal that we are the proud owners of another honour, now in the field of IT.

The Real IT Awards are run by the Corporate IT Forum, taking place every year to recognise outstanding effort and achievement within corporate IT. The 2015 ceremony took place at the end of May when the Opus Energy team were delighted to walk away with the Innovation in Business award, following the hard work and creative efforts behind the scenes of one special project.

Introducing the Broker Pricing Portal: an online platform created especially for brokers we work with, and unique in allowing them to completely manage their energy tender processes from start to finish.

What makes this award particularly noteworthy is that the Broker Pricing Portal was created entirely in-house, through collaborative efforts from a number of teams within Opus Energy. Design, implementation and testing came from the IT team, user interface and experience guidance from the Marketing department, release and distribution was supported by Corporate Sales, and overall project management and supervision was handled by the Project Office.

The level of sophistication this brand new tool delivers is attested to by the amount of uptake in use we’ve seen since launch.

“From November to December 2014 alone, the proportion of our brokers using the portal jumped from 40% to 84% – showing just how useful it is,” explained Steve James, director of corporate solutions at Opus Energy.

“The Broker Pricing Portal is just the first stage of continuing to improve our offering to brokers, and winning at the Real IT awards has been a fantastic way to recognise those plans.”

This award has been an immense achievement and recognition of the teams’ efforts to deliver an innovative and efficient service – and there’s no doubt that that it’s going to go a long way in improving our broker tender offerings.

If you’re an energy broker and you’d like to find out more about our Broker Pricing Portal, visit our website, where we’ve got all the details of what our brand new portal can do for you and your tenders.