THE North East England Chamber of Commerce has announced a new alliance with business energy benchmarking specialist Troo.

The partnership will see Newcastle-based troo become the preferred energy supplier to the Chamber’s 3,000 members in the region.

David Langley, chief operating officer at the Chamber said: “We see this alliance with troo as something that will really add value to our members, as well as helping us attract new members as a result.

“Troo can save our members time, hassle and money on their energy bills so that they are free to perform where they are really needed in their business.

“The Chamber is really excited about the future with troo and seeing how they can be a real benefit to our members.”

Just under 40 per cent of businesses in the UK do not shop around for the best deals when their gas or electricity contracts are due for renewal, meaning many firms are paying over the odds for their gas and electricity.

Business energy brokers can help companies find cheaper deals – but, unlike most brokers, troo pass on the full saving to clients and instead receive a one-off set fee from the energy suppliers.

Troo’s chief executive officer Andrew Richardson said: “We are providing members with an all-encompassing energy service, with transparency at the core of how we work. Uniquely, we disclose the one-off set fee we receive from the supplier to every client who places their business through us.

“We also seek to simplify and de-mystify energy for clients, ensuring it’s easy to make an informed decision."