Ovo Energy

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Ovo Energy is a UK based energy supplier with offices in Bristol and London. It was founded by former financial trader Stephen Fitzpatrick and began trading in 2009.

Ovo was set up as a rival to the 'Big Six' energy companies (Centrica-owned BG Group, EDF Energy, npower, E.ON, Scottish Power, and SSE), who Fitzpatrick believed had grown too expensive.[1] In October 2013 Fitzpatrick spoke to the Energy and Climate Change Committee and criticised the Big Six for their rising prices, saying the wholesale cost had in fact got cheaper.[2]




In August 2014 it was announced that former US vice-president turned investor, Al Gore, had invested £8 million in Ovo through his sustainable investment fund Generation Investment Management.[6]

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  1. Will Smale Stephen Fitzpatrick: Taking on the big six energy firms, BBC News, 28 April 2014, accessed 10 June 2015.
  2. BBC News Ovo Energy boss 'confused' by larger firms' price rises, 29 October 2013, accessed 10 June 2015.
  3. Linkedin Stephen Fitzpatrick, accessed 10 June 2015.
  4. Anna Reynolds Ex-Fleishman UK MD Richard Kanareck resurfaces as OVO Energy comms chief PR Week, 9 June 2015, accessed 10 June 2015.
  5. Jillian Ambrose, Ovo’s head of policy made special advisor to Amber Rudd, Utility Week, 29 May 2015, accessed 4 June 2015
  6. Rebecca Burn-Callander Al Gore invests in OVO Energy ahead of stock market listing Telegraph, 23 August 2014, accessed 10 June 2015.
  7. PRCA Consultancies – December 2012 to February 2013, accessed 10 June 2015.
  8. PRCA Consultancies – March to May 2013, accessed 10 June 2015.
  9. APPC Register for 1st December 2013 - 28th February 2014, accessed 10 June 2014.
  10. PRCA Register for 1st March 2014 - 31st May 2014, accessed 10 June 2015.
  11. APPC Register 1st June 2014 - 31st August 2014, accessed 10 June 2015.