People’s Energy, an energy supplier based in Shawfair, Scotland, has reportedly announced plans to create initial 100 new jobs over the next few months in Selkirk which would provide a welcome boost to the local economy.

Sources cite that the company is taking up space at Ettrick Riverside Office Space in the area, which is the base for South Scotland Enterprise, the new government-backed development agency.

Speaking on which, David Pike, Chief Executive of People’s Energy said that the company is excited about the opening of a new office in Selkirk. The move marked a major milestone in the company’s goal to eradicate fuel poverty in the United Kingdom, he said.

Mr. Pike added that the region had a very skilled workforce and the company is looking forward to creating over 100 employment opportunities in the next 18 months.

For the record, the energy company was established by married couple David Pike and Karin Sode in 2017. They are setting up the service system for consumers as their company launches into the prepayment meters business to get the rates down to the same amount as those charged by consumers with direct debit. This move is in line with the company’s aim to eradicate fuel poverty.

People’s Energy pledged itself to hire 100 people in Selkirk within one and a half years. The business is hiring and initial training group of 50 individuals, supported by the South of Scotland Enterprise.

For the record, People’s Energy currently employs around 180 people operating out of its main base in Edinburgh, and another office in Musselburgh. The company started with a crowdfunding drive in August 2017, raising £ 500,000. It entered the energy business in September 2019 and now serves 180,000 consumers with its 100 percent renewable energy.

Source Credit –https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/18625893.peoples-energy-create-100-jobs-selkirk-office-slated-closure-ovo/