Pure Planet, Britain’s first app-only energy brand, has relocated to Bath, becoming the first major tenant of the newly opened Spaces shared-services office in the city-centre.
Pure Planet, which offers householders 100% renewable energy for less cost than polluting power, has grown rapidly since it launched in Bristol last spring.
Its move to Bath will allow for further expansion and for it to attract employees with skills in digital technology, service and marketing.
It is the first energy company to be entirely app-based, and offers service through Artificial Intelligence. It is also the first supplier to offer energy without a mark-up, meaning customers pay no more than Pure Planet pays for the energy on the wholesale market.
Pure Planet say it is proud to be part of Bath’s thriving tech scene.
As part of the new breed of modern, independent energy suppliers, Pure Planet is competing directly with the Big Six energy suppliers, including British Gas, EDF, Eon, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE, by offering carbon-free energy for on average £300 less per year.
The company was established by the founders of Virgin Mobile, who also went on to run Orange, T-Mobile and EE, and has backing from BP.
Pure Planet’s CEO and co-founder, Andrew Ralston, said: “We chose Bath because of everything it offers: a strong sense of independence; a dynamic tech industry; its progressive, entrepreneurial community – and its unrivalled beauty, of course.
“Pure Planet harnesses the power of nature – sunshine, and wind – to create energy for our members; just as Bath is built of nature, and its thermal springs. It’s a special place to be.
“We are growing rapidly and will be looking forward to attracting the huge talent pool that exists in Bath and surrounding areas.
“It’s a dynamic and exciting time to be part of the community.”
It also the only energy company to be signed up to the UN Global Compact, which places sustainability and social responsibility at the heart of business.