About Us

Meet the team and see what we stand for.

Making Energy Understandable for Customers

Our Objectives

Making Energy Understandable for Customers

To keep members up to date on the energy and water markets and customer compliance through information, advice, training and meetings.

To help members buy and manage their organisation’s energy and water, and/or get the best out of their consultants.

To link members with government departments, the regulators and other energy agencies to provide timely insights and valuable feedback on future policy initiatives.

What our members say

Several of our members have been with us since the early years and will be pleased to give their opinion on the value of the services provided. Here’s some comments we’ve received recently.

Meet the team

Andrew Bainbridge

PRESIDENT

Andrew set up the MEUC in 1986 and has stepped back recently to become our President. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman and Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

Peter Roper

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Having held numerous positions within the MEUC from magazine Editor to Commercial Director over the past decade, Peter’s aim is to drive the organisation forward for the greater benefit of members. His plans include developing and expanding both the range and depth of services offered.

Andrew Buckley

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Andrew continues to enjoy a long career in the energy markets having set up his first business energy information subscription service in 1976. He is the author of several books on the energy market and has spoken widely on the subject.

Eddie Proffitt

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Eddie represents the MEUC on several committees and working groups with government departments, the regulator, network operators and other industry groups. Highly experienced, he is also the lead expert advising and visiting members to discuss their energy issues and concerns.

Karma Loveday

Karma Loveday

WATER POLICY ADVISOR

Karma is a water sector specialist journalist, with over 19 years’ experience of researching and writing about the industry.
Karma chairs the MEUC’s Water Competition Group and Water Market Policy Group. She also provides a monthly information bulletin to MEUC members on all relevant water issues.

 

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Don McGarrigle

Don McGarrigle

ENERGY PRICING ADVISER
MANAGER OF THE NORTHERN IRELAND MEMBERS SECTION

Don has represented the views of customers on many Electricity Supply Industry working groups.
He provides advice to Industry and Commerce on the benefits arising from competitive Electricity and Gas Markets. His specialist subject is Flexible Contract Arrangements for both gas and electricity commodities.

Claire Slade

DATA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Claire looks after our data management requirements, our website and event administration.

Caroline Buckley

MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

Caroline makes sure all members get the best out of their subscription and is the prime contact for existing and new members either answering the questions raised or ensuring they get answered by the appropriate colleague. She also looks after members’ registrations for attending events.

Sandra Barradas

COMMERCIAL & OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sandra’s main role includes looking after the sponsorship programme and liaison with venues to ensure the smooth running of our events, conferences and meetings. In addition to co-ordinating speakers, Sandra also looks after delegates.

Become a member and benefit from

ANALYSIS AND COMMENT

Weekly, monthly and quarterly news and briefings with implications for members.

ADVICE WHEN YOU NEED IT

Your expert available by phone and e-mail answering questions when needed.

WESTMINSTER INSIGHTS

Policy briefings from government officials on the latest initiatives and legislation.

TRAINING AND EVENTS

Academy days in London and Manchester. Regular meetings in London, Birmingham and Leeds.

WATER MARKET INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE

What’s happening in the new market and with the new retail suppliers.

BENCHMARKING PERFORMANCE

Confidential monthly comparisons for your contract gas and electricity prices.

ACCESS TO THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

Ask questions, share experiences, register for meetings and interrogate our database.

MEMBERSHIP COVERS THE ORGANISATION

All available to you and your nominated colleagues within a single standard subscription.