07 Aug '11, 11pm

Gemserv - the most important company you have never heard of:

David Thorne, chief executive of Gemserv, would almost definitely forgive you for not having heard of his London-based consultancy. In fact, if you are not aware of the company, you would be joining a senior executive of one Gemserv shareholder who, on the morning of our interview, also told Thorne he hadn't heard of it before. Established in 2002, Gemserv has spent nearly a decade working in the back offices of the energy sector, but Thorne hopes it can shed its anonymity and position itself at the heart of some of the coalition's flagship green policies, such as the Green Deal and the smart meter rollout. The company originally emerged from a quango that administered the introduction of domestic retail competition in the electricity market in the late 1990s. Now a commercial entity, it holds contracts to govern the national UK electricity customer switching regime, and o...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/2099246/gemserv...

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