About Us

Letter from the founder

A word from Nicholas Till.

Hello, and thanks for visiting our website!

After working within the energy industry for over 15 years, for companies such as British Gas and NPower, i decided to set up a boutique independent consultancy in my home town of Bournemouth.

I have put together a team with a collaborative 40 years experience in the industry, all with the same goal. We intend to deliver an expert service, with a distinct personal touch, to our clients.

After only 18 months in business, U4L is trusted by over 1,000 businesses across the UK. We look after 300+ businesses in the Bournemouth area alone. Within our portfolio, we manage accounts for hotel groups, restaurant chains, nursing homes, as well as independently-owned small businesses.

We’d love to hear from you.


Why Bournemouth?

We made the deliberate decision to locate the company in the vibrant yet relaxed surroundings of the south coast. Many of our team are from here – so it was purely a business decision based on talent needs, and quality of life. We believe Bournemouth is a hidden gem for starting a company. We are fortunate to be based at This Workspace, a modern co-working environment in the building formerly known as The Print Room.

The Team

Nicholas Till
Founder & MD
A long history in the energy business, working directly with the ‘big 6’. Nick’s vision to launch his own boutique consultancy has been realised.
Joshua Simons
Partner & Commercial
Developed businesses across multiple sectors, from hospitality, nightlife and events, to e-commerce and digital start ups.
Steve Crawford
Partner & Finance
A Bournemouth native with a history in banking with JP Morgan. Now financial controller at U4L, Steve loves spreadsheets.
Chris Spires
Operations Manager
12 years experience working in the energy sector, with a particular focus on renewables. Chris now runs the operations for U4L.
Steve Baigent
National Account Manager
With 15 years in the business, Steve is an out and out expert on utilities management, looking after the complexities of U4L’s national clients.
Andy O-Sullivan
Previously with NPower and E-On, Andy is the larger than life character that looks after field sales and our Scottish Power event partnership.
Matthew Wright
Account Manager
Spending a decade in the hospitality industry, Matt has a wide knowledge of all the issues that the hospitality industry can face and how to deal with them. A studious mind and welcome addition to U4L.
Hannah Oades
Account Manager
A Bournemouth University graduate, Hannah is a vibrant personality and an established account manager, looking after many regional clients.
Lucy McCarthy
Account Manager
Another member of our team straight out of Bournemouth University, Lucy goes the extra mile and has delivered great results for clients.
Jonathan Cullum
Account Manager
Enjoying 10 years in the energy industry, Jon is a green tech professional with a passion to help U4L clients become more energy efficient
Carla Simons
Account Manager
Carla is an account manager, a well organised operator from an administrative background. Another friendly client facing member of U4L.
Scott Rogers
Graphics & Web
10 years experience in graphic and web design, and creative lead of Tribeca Media, Scott heads up the technical and web development for U4L.

Our Values

1. Transparency
Good things happen when you show your cards, wherever possible

2. Being diligent
Diligence and thoroughness, exceeding client needs and expectations

3. Thinking long term
Long term thinking in business and relationships

4. Adding value
Fresh thinking and innovative solutions adding tangible value

5. Building a great company
A group of people that have a distinct purpose and enjoy the journey, every day

Latest Blog Posts

April 4, 2018 in Business

U4L acquires Green Wing UK

Official press release: Wednesday April 4th 2018 Fast-growing Bournemouth-based commercial energy management specialist, U4L, has announced the acquisition of renewable energy firm, Green Wing UK, and in turn retained Green... Read More
February 8, 2018 in Business, News, testimonial


U4L are delighted to announce that we are now managing the full spectrum of energy accounts for the award-winning Koh Group, a restaurant brand currently operating from 13 sites across... Read More