An exciting future ahead following acquisition by World Fuel Services

Orchard Energy is relishing an exciting future under the Kinect Energy Group banner, following our recent acquisition by World Fuel Services from previous owners Lakehouse Plc.

The acquisition was formally completed on 2 October 2017.

Kinect Energy Group provides comprehensive energy management and procurement capabilities globally as demand grows within all commercial and industrial sectors. Kinect offers a customer-centric approach to deliver maximum efficiency and performance.

Amar Hussain, Managing Director of Orchard Energy, said: “Being part of the Lakehouse Group opened doors to more sectors, as well as national opportunities for Orchard, and we experienced an extensive period of growth. We were able to strengthen our commercial relationships with leading UK utility providers.

“But this latest acquisition will take that growth to the next level, opening up more national and international links. It really is an exciting time for Orchard, and everyone within the business is looking forward to seeing what the future holds being part of the Kinect Energy Group.”

Terry Cogan, Vice President EMEA at the Kinect Energy Group, said: “The professional team at Orchard will immediately bring capabilities and expertise renowned in the industry, allowing us to expand our product offering within the UK, Ireland, and Continental Europe.

“We welcome Orchard to the Kinect Energy Group and look forward to working together to meet increasing demand for energy management services in multiple market segments.”

Since our establishment in 2004, we have provided energy management services to more than 1,500 commercial and industrial customers, including brokering supply with utilities firms, managing contracts, and advising on energy consumption.

We now employ 72 staff at our base in Elland, West Yorkshire, and across our offices in Glasgow, Bristol and Newcastle.