The expansion to Brighton follows Bulb’s continued growth this year, with over 180 new employees recruited and onboarded remotely across the country in recent months as demand for green energy continues to grow. Since launching in 2015, Bulb’s been the fastest-growing energy supplier in the UK, providing 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas to 1.7 million households. When Bulb started, only 1% of the UK energy market was renewable and now that figure is 10%. Today, Bulb has captured 6% of the UK energy market – and has an even higher percentage of market share in the Brighton area.
The announcement follows the unveiling of UK Government plans to power every home in the country with renewable energy within the next decade – creating 60,000 jobs between this year and 2030. The new hires in Brighton brings Bulb’s total number of hires to over 200 since the first lockdown in the UK; the team in Brighton includes high-skilled green roles such as Energy Specialists and Data Scientists. As part of its commitment to local recruitment, Bulb has also hired team members from former Brighton-based company Toto Energy.
Bulb’s mission is to provide people with simpler, cheaper and greener energy, and has also expanded to three new international markets this year: the U.S., Spain and France. In the UK, as the country’s only energy supplier to be an accredited B Corp, Bulb is creating jobs and investing in talent and innovation that will underpin the growth of the green economy. Bulb’s growth and impact today proves that there is a better way of doing business – by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance.
Technology and innovation is central to Bulb’s mission. The new team in Brighton includes Energy Specialists and Data Scientists who’ll work alongside other tech and creative businesses. As well as expanding its team to Brighton, Bulb has also announced the appointment of John Marshall as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as the company continues to build out its senior leadership team. This appointment follows a number of new senior hires Bulb has made in recent months as it continues scaling both across the UK and internationally. The company recently welcomed Lis Blair as Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, who has joined to oversee Bulb’s marketing and growth functions.
Bulb’s developed new technology to increase efficiency for their members and supply energy to homes and businesses at a drastically lower cost than the Big Six. Bulb has a team of in-house designers, researchers and technologists that focus on providing the best possible customer experience for their members. This month, Bulb’s partnered with Ada’s List to support and connect women in the tech industry; as Bulb continues to invest in its technology, partnering with Ada’s List allows both organisations to work together to help members of Ada’s List network collaborate and progress professionally, especially in the tech industry.
Bulb’s ambition is to have 100 million members by 2030. As well as supplying domestic energy, Bulb powers over 12,000 businesses in the UK, supplying them with 100% green energy.
Hayden Wood, co-founder and CEO of Bulb, said: “Since we started Bulb five years ago we’ve grown to providing over 1.7 million homes with green energy across the UK, Spain, France and Texas. The demand for 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas is only continuing and we know that, by investing in Brighton, we’re able to tap into the city’s pool of creative talent, grow our team and bring lower bills and lower carbon emissions to more and more people around the world.”