London Electricity ponders public affairs appointment

London Electricity is considering appointing a public affairs agency.

London Electricity is considering appointing a public affairs

agency.



The move follows the company’s acquisition of the electricity supply

side of SWEB last June, adding 1.3 million customers to its existing two

million client base.



London Electricity used Brunswick for public affairs advice on a

short-term six-month contract until last July, when it ended the

account. This period covered a time of uncertainty over the company’s

future - it was up for sale when Brunswick was brought in.



The company has not used public affairs agencies since Brunswick’s

removal, but corporate affairs head Paul Taylor and public affairs head

Sarah Threlfall are now considering the company’s options.



A spokesman for London Electricity said: ’Paul and Sarah are looking at

what sort of services we need and who we should appoint, if anyone, to

provide that service long-term, now that we are settled with Electricite

de France as our owner and have bought the supply side of SWEB’.



He added that, were the company to employ an agency, it would be for a

UK government relations brief for London Electricity, and not its new

owner.



Issues on the company’s public affairs agenda include electricity

regulation, competition policy and the future structure of the

electricity industry.



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