Octopus Energy has officially opened its new office in Brighton, creating 80 new jobs in the area.
It was opened by Brighton & Hove’s Mayor,, Cllr Alan Robins, at an event on Friday (11 September), helping the supplier expanding its South East business operations. The site – at Queens Road Quadrant – marks the businesses second move and recruitment drive in two years as its operations continue to grow.
Already it has 100 employees in Brighton, with a new recruitment drive now set to almost double this number. It is looking for operations team members and engineers, Octopus Energy said, to work in a flexible and diverse workplace.
John Szymik, CEO of Octopus Energy Services, said thanks to the “awesome power of our technology” the company is now providing energy to 1.6 million customers in the UK alone.
“We’ve always had a synergy with Brighton & Hove as it's a city where many residents and businesses share our values. It’s a pleasure to double-down here by opening our brand new office in the heart of the city, giving us the space to create many more career opportunities for like-minded people as our business continues to grow.”
Octopus Energy is supporting Brighton’s efforts to decarbonise through it Brighton Business Power tariff, which is currently powering 225 local business with 100% renewable energy from Octopus Group’s Natewood Solar Farm near Hailsham.
The Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Robins, said: “One of the Council’s main priorities is to take all action required to make our city carbon neutral by 2030. Having Octopus Energy expanding their headquarters in Brighton and creating more green jobs is good news and exactly what the city needs.”
Since its launch in April 2016, Octopus Energy has grown dramatically, and most recently took on a further 2,500+ customers when it became the Supplier of Last Resort for Effortless Energy.