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Do Energy Companies Need to Improve Customer Service?

As I wrote in my last blog, the UK energy industry was generally pleased to see that the political uncertainty around the UK general election was swiftly dampened by the Conservative party winning a majority, but there are still critics … Continue reading

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How did the UK general election affect utility companies?

The UK general election last month resulted in a surprise win for David Cameron’s Conservative party. After five years of coalition government, the UK has returned to a single party majority and the Prime Minister has a mandate to focus … Continue reading

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Fixed and Mobile convergence: Tech supporting business of all sizes

 The dividing line between the use of Fixed and Mobile telecoms is becoming increasingly blurred. This has been seen for a long time in large enterprises, but it is clear that the SME market is following – creating huge potential. … Continue reading

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Superfast broadband – all over the UK

The UK general election campaign is now underway and one government promise, slipped out quietly a couple of weeks ago during the Budget, may have passed you by. The promise is to accelerate the rate at which superfast broadband is … Continue reading

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Connected strategies for a relationship economy

Last week London hosted the annual conference of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) with the theme this year being ‘connected strategies for a relationship economy.’ I was particularly interested in a talk titled “Relationships versus Contacts: Propaganda, Marketing and Feedback, versus … Continue reading

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Are the energy companies just buying new customers?

The Telegraph carried a fascinating report this weekend that explored the possibility that it is now cheaper for energy companies to ‘buy’ new customers, by offering great deals for switching, than to offer great service and keep the customers that … Continue reading

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Food retailers are competing on customer service

Food retailers are facing a tough time in the UK at present. The biggest of them all, Tesco, is facing up to some very unusual problems related to accounting errors (still under investigation) and Sainsbury’s has seen sales fall in … Continue reading

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