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The Merchant powers up with new gas and electricity deal

By John Mulgrew

Published 13/09/2016

At The Merchant hotel is Alan Cunningham (left), customer relationship manager at Electric Ireland, and Kevin Reilly, procurement manager at Beannchor Group
At The Merchant hotel is Alan Cunningham (left), customer relationship manager at Electric Ireland, and Kevin Reilly, procurement manager at Beannchor Group

The Merchant in Belfast has signed a contract which will see Electric Ireland powering the five-star luxury city centre hotel.

The new contract, which is worth £228,000, will see Electric Ireland providing the popular city centre spot with both its gas and electricity.

Owned by Bill Wolsey's Beannchor Group, The Merchant is one of Belfast's oldest grade A listed buildings, dating back to 1857, and is formerly the headquarters of Ulster Bank.

Kevin Reilly, group procurement manager of Beannchor Group, said: "To help enhance and grow our businesses it is vital that we have an energy supplier that can support all of our needs and is able to provide us with a flexible and competitive energy offering.

"In Electric Ireland we have that trusted supplier."

And Electric Ireland's business markets manager Tony Dunlea said: "Electric Ireland has a long and established presence of providing flexible and targeted products and services for businesses across Northern Ireland and our team has a deep understanding of the bespoke needs and challenges of all industry sectors.

"It is those insights, the ability to adapt and our competitive approach that supports our strategy."

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