Belfast Telegraph

Farmers flocking to Firmus Energy

By Linda Stewart

The Ulster Farmers Union has teamed up with Firmus Energy to announce an exclusive deal for cheaper electricity for its members.

The Antrim-based energy supplier is offering UFU members savings on electricity for two years, offering up to 14% off their current NIE farm popular and farm nightsaver tariffs.

UFU president John Thompson said he was delighted to see increased competition in the energy market in Northern Ireland.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Firmus Energy to provide an exclusive discounted electricity offer to UFU members. Energy costs are a major issue for the farming community and this new deal will save farmers' money. I would encourage all our members to take up this offer," he said.

"It is a very simple process to switch your electricity account to Firmus and the offer is exclusively tailored to the needs of farm businesses.

"The UFU and Firmus will be working very closely together to ensure that the service for members is first class both during the switching process and on an ongoing basis."

Neil Holland, head of sales and marketing for Firmus Energy, said: "Following initial discussions with the UFU earlier this year, we quickly put together a competitive package that would offer its members substantial cost savings. We were keen to work with the UFU following the success of our sister company, Bord Gais Energy, in its electricity affinity deal with the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) in the south.

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"We currently provide thousands of businesses across Northern Ireland with cheaper natural gas and we are delighted to have expanded our energy offering to include cheaper electricity."