Category Archives: Current Affairs

Ofgem warns UK energy companies to improve customer service – or else…

The UK energy regulator, Ofgem, has described the customer service offered by the Big Six energy companies in the UK as ‘frankly awful’. This verdict was reached as the results of a national survey of energy companies was concluded – … Continue reading

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Getting proactive with customers

If you had to think of a single industry where customer service matters less than any other then football clubs might be high up on the list. Fans choose their football clubs when they are young and tend to stick … Continue reading

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Channels may change, but customers just want to be served

I spoke at a TEN event recently and one of the recurring themes together with customer service bloggers and commentators over the past couple of years has been multichannel and in particular the ambition for companies to move to an … Continue reading

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23 years of great customer service  – and then there’s everyone else. Why?

The Daily Telegraph recently published their list of the top 100 companies for customer service in the UK. It’s an interesting mix of banks, retailers, airlines, and utilities with no obvious connecting theme except possibly the most important one, that … Continue reading

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The Contact Centre of the Future – Part 3

In this third of three articles, Simon Dillsworth from Teleperformance outlines his own views on how contact centres might look in future… In the previous two articles about the future of the contact centre I have explored how multichannel customer … Continue reading

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Independent Energy Supplies

The protracted troubles in Eastern Ukraine are hopefully moving towards a peaceful resolution with the news that the rebels will be granted autonomy to rule their region. However despite this progress we are far from a harmonious long-term solution that … Continue reading

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Which kind of business do you think Ford is in?

What kind of business do you think that the Ford Motor Company is involved in? Perhaps the easy answer is in the name – they manufacture and sell motor vehicles. Wrong. Some people may still consider Ford to be a … Continue reading

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