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Emily Groves
Indigo Swan

As the price of gas and electricity surges, energy contract management firm Indigo Swan is looking to save businesses money and change perceptions of the unregulated broker industry.

Set up by Emily Groves when she was 29 years old, Indigo Swan acts as a company's mini energy department, tendering out energy contracts and providing independent advice.

Miss Groves wanted to create a company that focused on customers. She said: 'Using a trusted team, I created a modern brand, providing 100pc independent advice and exceptional levels of customer care.

'We negotiated contracts with national energy providers and ignored commission rates to remain impartial, leaving unethical providers behind.'

In its first year, Indigo Swan has achieved a £399,000 turnover. In under two years, the company has launched a quirky website, developed the UK's first web–based software which reduces time to collate quotes and produce reports, moved into a new 1,500sq ft office.

It has also introduced a 'CompariSwan' energy comparison tool to save UK homeowners money.

Businesses which have saved money through Indigo Swan include retailer Godfrey DIY, who saved £5500 on their electricity.

Miss Groves has invested in the company's infrastructure and taken out a five–year office lease to increase the team to 15. She has a target of increasing turnover to £500,000 by the end of the year.

Location: Norwich
Sector: Energy
Turnover: £399,000
Staff: 8
Website: www.indigoswan.co.uk
We negotiated contracts with national energy providers and ignored commission rates to remain impartial, leaving unethical providers behind
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