New business executive strengthens client offering in Aberdeen

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James McIntosh in Scotland as a new business executive.

James will strengthen our client offering in Aberdeen and joins us after 20 years’ working in the oil and gas industry in various technical and business development roles.

We established a Glasgow base in 2010 and by appointing James will now have closer link to clients further afield in Aberdeen.

Using his expertise, James will be advising clients on renewing their gas and electricity contracts as the winter approaches.

James said: “The news of the shutdown of the UK’s largest natural gas storage facility, which accounts for over 70% of the UK’s total gas storage, has had a sudden impact on commodity prices. The facility will be completely closed for summer and is expected to remain so until 2017 at the earliest. This means the UK will be more reliant on imports.

“Because of this, I’ll be advising businesses in Aberdeen to look ahead to renew their gas and electricity contracts and lock in rates early to avoid price hikes, especially if we experience a particularly cold winter.”

“At Orchard we have solid relationships with 21 Utility Suppliers in the UK meaning we can negotiate the best rates for our customers. I am delighted to have joined such an experienced team of energy professionals who are passionate about working with customers to achieve their energy targets.”

Amar Hussain, our commercial director said:
“We are delighted to welcome James to the team. He will be an integral part of growing the business in Scotland and brings with him a wealth of experience from his time working in the oil and gas industry.”