Energy giant’s new base in Coventry could create up to 200 jobs

Energy firm, Octopus Energy has announced plans to create 200 new jobs in the coming year with the opening of its new office in Coventry.

The company unveiled its new base at the Friargate development, jointly owned by Coventry City Council, last week.

Following Octopus’s acquisition of Shell Energy, several Shell Energy staff will transition to Octopus and be stationed in Coventry.

This new office will add to the existing workforce of 700 Octopus employees in Coventry and Leicester and will use Coventry’s enhanced transport links and proximity to local universities as a benefit to them.

Chief marketing officer Rebecca Dibb-Simkin said the company had wanted to find a “great home base” for its Leamington staff and to keep building a West Midlands team.

Octopus Energy acquired Co-op Energy in 2019, inheriting the company’s Leamington-based staff and office.

She said: “Being based in Coventry would provide more job opportunities for young people looking to stay in the area after university. We were very happy to partner with Coventry City Council on the move and we will maintain a close relationship with the city for years to come.”


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