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The Big Six reasons we’re different

Posted on 6 May 2015

For some time, the energy market has been dominated by the big six energy providers. Customers felt powerless when it came to having a say in how their energy was managed and reducing their energy bills.

But that’s changed now. An energy revolution is taking place and new energy companies are on the scene offering customers an alternative choice.

Since 2010, Co-operative Energy has offered a better alternative to the Big 6 who continue to dominate 88% of the UK market.

The Midcounties Co-operative is the largest independent co-operative in the UK, with sales of over £1 billion, and over 507,000 members – all of whom have a say in how things are run. We’re committed to doing things better for our customers, and the values we hold are behind every decision we make.

Our Six Big values

We believe our values demonstrate the strength of Co-operation and set us apart from our competitors.

  1. Championing Fairness
    We are member owned by our customers, not shareholders.You have a say in how we’re run and decide what share of the profits are returned to members, invested back into the business and given to the local community.
  2. Keeping things simple
    You can be confident that if you could be paying less for your energy, we’ll let you know.
  3. Trust and openness
    We were the first UK energy supplier to receive the Fair Tax Mark. We pay the right amount of tax, in the right place, at the right time.
  4. Consistently fair prices
    Our simple, low cost tariffs offer price plans to fit your needs.
  5. Driving the low carbon agenda
    Our long term pledge is to source electricity from renewable energy generation with a carbon content below the national average.
  6. Making a real difference in our communities
    Through our partnerships, we promote low cost, ethical energy tariffs while helping our partners in supporting their chosen charity and community involvement

There’s still a long way to go until customer faith is fully restored in the energy market. But, by upholding the values that make us different, we can help to make some big changes to the energy industry.

 

 

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