Optimum Energy Group is a leading energy procurement and management specialist.

 Built to help you…

Our expert team provides a unique blend of Chartered CIPS qualified procurement professionals and energy management experts.

We offer a proven pedigree and long-term track record of success in the energy procurement sector, working with all businesses from smaller Micro and SME entities to larger users with multi-site operations.

We serve clients across a wide range of sectors including, Education, Property, Retail, Hospitality, Financial Services, Facilities and Manufacturing.




About Optimum Energy Group

Since 2012 relationships have been our most important asset. It’s important to us that you receive a personal service using dedicated account managers, with cutting edge software, that enables us to deliver the most competitive prices available in the market in a simple, human way. An Optimum relationship.

We understand that no two businesses are the same, each have their own values, policies, usage, energy management and even billing requirements. This is why we’ve always been passionate about our clients having someone to talk to about all energy matters specific to them.

As we can all see, our world and the way we do business is changing rapidly. For you this means keeping up with new technologies, understanding your options and responsibilities, working towards your carbon targets or even understanding your billing is a moving complex task.

This is why we act as your Commercial Partner in energy. The vast majority of our clients who manage energy for their businesses do so in addition to their main role or function. We work closely with Finance Directors, Operations Directors, Facilities Directors and such like because they’re commonly past the responsibility of procuring, managing, reducing and understanding energy. Relax, we have you covered.


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Our Values

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We love energy and helping our clients work towards a sustainable future for the business, while saving money and simplifying the process. Our passion means we take personal responsibility for carrying out commitments and exceeding expectations. We thrive on being held accountable and responsible for successful outcomes. And, we’re passionate about achieving excellence in all we do.


Your responsibilities in energy will be very different from other businesses. We know that. Our understanding of a huge range of industries sectors means we approach every client armed with knowledge and experience yet seeking to understand your uniqueness.


For us, this means building a relationship where you know you can reach out to us will all energy-related questions and queries. We don’t just interact to transact. We’re here to be your commercial energy partner.


Experience has shown so many clients come to us thirsty for more knowledge as the responsibility for energy procurement has been placed on their shoulders. We’re always here to talk to you as well as offering our every growing Energy Resource Centre for you to peruse.

From energy procurement to management, we’re here for you.

Key People

Peter Rushton

Peter Rushton

Managing Director

Co-founder of Optimum Energy Group, Peter is a Chartered procurement professional with over 30 years’ experience in providing energy procurement solutions for leading organisations, across the private and public sector.

Formerly Managing Director of Xchanging Procurement Services, a highly respected global leader in procurement services, he also served as Chief Procurement Officer at Caradon plc and British Sugar, where he was responsible for a substantial utilities’ portfolio.

Peter’s professional credentials include being an Accredited Commercial Capability Assessor and Subject Matter Expert for the UK Government Commercial Function at the Cabinet Office. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (FCIPS), a past President of CIPS, and former Chairman of the CIPS Board of Management.

Mike Sweet

Mike Sweet

Head of Commercial Partnerships

Mike’s involvement in Optimum Energy Group brings a new and exciting element into commercial energy procurement.

His unique insight and experience in commercial energy planning, HVAC energy reduction and energy savings, means he’s best placed to helps businesses to work towards a net-zero future, creating practical strategies businesses can follow. 




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