About Us

We have been helping UK home owners save money on their gas and electricity since 2003 and to date have helped more than 4m customers. We are the founding member of the Ofgem 'Confidence Code', a voluntary industry scheme run by the government for price comparison websites to ensure we abide by an agreed and aligned set of principles and practices.

As well as our own energy comparison service, we provide the energy industry with pricing data to help them monitor price movements across all UK regions, suppliers, meter types and payment methods. We also offer out our energy comparison proposition to third-parties via a white-label affiliate programme or API enabling them to use our technology to power their own switching platform.

As gas and electricity specialists, we don't distract ourselves with other products or services like many other price comparison websites. We focus solely on the UK energy market to help save domestic consumers and business energy customers time and money.

In addition to the above, we also strive to provide market leading customer service by ensuring our customers' and clients' needs are met and exceeded at all times. As well as our experties, we believe this is another area that sets us apart from other price comparison sites.

Who We Are

Our energy expert  Joe Malinowski - Founder of The Energy Shop

Joe Malinowski founded The Energy Shop in 2003, having sold his previous start-up (unravelit.com) to financial services aggregator Xelector plc.

Joe has been active in the energy price comparison market for 20 years. He has now founded 3 energy price comparison businesses. Over that time Joe has played an instrumental role in putting in place the systems and processes to allow energy suppliers to post their products online allowing consumers to easily compare and apply for products in a secure, independent and fully transparent way.

Prior to starting his own businesses, Joe spent 10 years in various finance roles in the City. He started his finance career as an investment analyst and fund manager for the multi-billion-pound market neutral equity hedge fund of Hermes Asset Management. He moved to UBS investment bank where he performed various senior analysis and research roles in the energy, utilities and telecoms sectors. His research teams were consistently rated in the Top 3 in analyst surveys. His team led the IPO of the Scottish electricity industry and co-led the secondary offering of the UK energy generators. Joe was then promoted to Head of Portfolio trading for Asia.

Joe has a first-class honours degree in Chemistry, an MBA with Distinction from the London Business School and professional qualifications with the Securities Industry and the Institute of Marketing. He is a regular contributor and commentator on energy related matters on TV, radio and in the press.

Our energy expert  Scott Byrom - CEO & Energy Expert at The Energy Shop

Scott has worked in the energy market since 2006. He worked for MoneySupermarket.com between 2006 and 2012 helping to launch their energy comparison service as well as leading the launch of "Cheap Energy Club" for MoneySavingExpert after the Martin Lewis website was acquired by MoneySupermarket.com in 2012. Following that, he worked for business energy brokers 'Make It Cheaper' (now Bionic) managing their domestic energy website - UKPower.co.uk between 2012 and 2016. Over the years Scott has helped to reshape the energy sector including presenting the concept to Government of QR Codes to be printed on energy bills to make it easier for consumers to compare energy prices accurately. He is a regular commentator on all things energy, often appearing in mainstream newspapers as well as on BBC News, Your Money and Watchdog.

Commenting on joining The Energy Shop in August 2019, Scott said "I'm delighted to be joining up with The Energy Shop. They are the founding member of the Ofgem 'Confidence Code' and Joe and the team have done a great job over the years to grow a brand that is both well-known and well-respected in the energy market. The Energy Shop is a true expert in the field and I'm incredibly excited to take the business forward and continue to fight for consumers to get a better deal on their home energy."

How we do it

Our Ofgem accredited energy price comparison tool takes your current gas and electricity details and compares them against our database of energy tariffs to find you the best possible energy deal for your needs. Our database is kept up-to-date by our in-house team of pricing analysts who receive live energy pricing data directly from UK energy suppliers.

The comparison journey itself takes around 2 minutes with our systems calling upon accurate data from leading energy market systems to identify your postcode, supply region, MPAN and MPRN.

Once done, we show you a table of the best energy deals available to you which you can analyse and scrutinise using our set of filters to find the right deal for you. The application process is handled through our secure online system with applications being sent directly to your new energy supplier of choice. This process takes around 21-days from the date of your application and may be even quicker with certain suppliers. For each successful application we send, we receive a commission from the respective supplier.

We also have a team of UK-based energy experts available to take your questions by calling 020 3951 8617.

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