RNS Number : 9732H
Yu Group PLC
06 August 2019

Yü Group PLC

("Yü Group" or the "Group")


Appointment of new Sales and Marketing Director


Yü Group PLC (AIM: YU.), the independent supplier of gas, electricity and water to the UK corporate sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Smith as the new Group Sales and Marketing Director, reporting to the Board of Directors.


Simon will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the sales and marketing functions at Yü Group. Simon has a strong track record of delivering sales growth through innovative solutions across a range of industries including energy, telecoms, procurement and IT. He is a proven leader, with a passion for creating a high-performance culture amongst his teams, enabling over-achievement against targets in what are naturally competitive markets.


Most recently, Simon has been running his own company, providing software as a service along with consultancy and analytics solutions to improve business procurement practices. Prior to that, Simon was the Commercial Director of Utilyx Ltd (now part of Mitie PLC), a supplier of energy procurement and price risk management services to the corporate sector.


Simon's appointment coincides with ongoing investment being made by the Group across its sales activities.  The Group is currently expanding in a new sales office in Leicester, is investing in technology to further automate processes, and continues to develop new products and services that complement its offering.


Bobby Kalar, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented:


"I am delighted to welcome Simon onboard and look forward to working with him to grow new and existing sales channels.  Having someone with his commercial sales expertise will help further accelerate our growth strategy.  Opportunities in the utilities market remains ripe and I am looking forward to the next phase of growth. We are totally committed to growing Yü Group's market share via offering businesses across Great Britain a differentiated level of service and a range of innovative products. I firmly believe that the investment in sales, products and digital platforms will yield sustainable benefits long term."


For further information, please contact:


Yü Group PLC

Bobby Kalar

Paul Rawson


+44 (0) 115 975 8258


Alma PR

Josh Royston

John Coles

Hilary Buchanan

Helena Bogle  


+44 (0) 7780 901 979



Notes to Editors

Information on the Group

Yü Group PLC, trading as Yü Energy, is an independent supplier of gas, electricity and water focused on servicing the corporate sector throughout the UK. It has no involvement in the domestic retail market. The Group was listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in March 2016.

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