We have appointed Andy Taylor, former Head of Indirect Sales at npower, as our new Sales Director. Taylor assumed his role at Smarter Business on 9 September 2019.

Commercial Director, Helen Grove says: “Whilst I have only had one job title over the last three years, I have actually been fulfilling two roles; Sales Director and Commercial Director. Both roles have been growing at a tremendous rate and the time has now come to split these into two separate roles. As such, I have appointed Andy Taylor as the new Sales Director starting on 9th September 2019.”

Taylor joins Smarter Business from npower, where he has worked for the past five years. He has a distinguished career in the sector, starting out as part of the broker account management team with the newly-formed independent supplier economy power. Andy was a Senior Account Manager for the company when it was acquired by Powergen. The subsequent acquisition of Powergen by E.ON saw Taylor head up the newly re-launched Third-Party Intermediary (TPI) channel within the SME area. He continued in this role until being recruited by npower as Head of Indirect Sales in July 2014.

Grove continues: “I have worked with Andy for over ten years, and a large part of who I am today is due to his commitment to mentoring me and passing down his wealth of industry knowledge, management style, dedication to transforming the TPI industry and sheer enthusiasm for what he does.

We are fortunate to have someone of Andy’s calibre and experience on the Smarter Business team. Andy Taylor has a proven track record within the TPI industry, and his innovative approach and work ethic have delivered consistent results and success.”

Taylor says: “From the supplier side, I have admired the enthusiastic, professional and customer-caring approach taken by the whole team at Smarter Business; making them so successful in a short time. I am thrilled to be joining a group of people that have achieved so much, and I look forward to growing and accomplishing even more.”

Taylor’s pre-sales experience will see him working closely with key stakeholders at Smarter Business to embed and define the company’s 2020 strategy and vision.

“Andy is here to help us along our journey towards ensuring that Smarter Business becomes the top-ranked TPI in the industry. Recruiting someone of his calibre and track record sends a clear message to all of our partners, suppliers and competitors about our plans to continue growing our business,” Grove concludes.

We are set to embark on a programme of expansion and will be making further appointments in due course to support its ambitious growth objectives.