Six months of success for BFCitC and UA

Six months of success for BFCitC and UA

It’s now six months since Hartlepool-based energy company Utility Alliance joined as Burnley FC in the Community’s principal partner – and what an amazing six months it’s been.


Coming on board in the summer, this was the first deal of its kind for BFCitC and an exciting development in BFCitC’s CSR links with business partners. 


Offering key investment to BFCitC, in turn the Utility Alliance logo is now present on all training wear worn by BFCitC’s delivery staff and the t-shirts worn by the Burnley FC team when they make visits into the local community. The Hartlepool-based company also now supply energy to BFCitC’s facilities, including the newly re-opened Whitehough Outdoor Centre and the Leisure Box at Brierfield Mill (opening summer 2018).


As well as this, the flourishing partnership has opened up new, unexpected opportunities.  In March, two Utility Alliance employees will join BFCitC as a team of 12 volunteers head out to Ghana to assist in the build of a classroom block at a primary school.


Neil Hart, Chief Executive Officer at Burnley FC in the Community, said: “Our partnership with Utility Alliance is working fantastically well. Their crucial investment is allowing us to reach even further into the communities surrounding Turf Moor and helping us to make real, tangible change. As two organisations, we share many values; those of individuality, creativity, innovation and integrity. We are proud to work with Utility Alliance, we thank them for helping us to make the past six months so brilliant and we look forward to a positive year ahead.”


Darren Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer at Utility Alliance, said: “It’s been great getting to know the staff at BFCitC and find out so much about the great work they’re carrying out in the communities in and around Burnley. Like us, they are fast-growing and have plenty of ambition for the future. This partnership has been a big part of our year – a year that’s also included opening a new office in Yorkshire and winning multiple awards! We are proud to now be embedded within this huge North West club and we look forward to an exciting 2018.”


Utility Alliance was set up in February 2015 with a team of just six staff, but now operates with a workforce in excess of 200 and turns over in excess of £6m per annum. The company works on a business-to-business model, giving companies the opportunity to not only save money on their utility bills but also to become more energy efficient.


Burnley FC in the Community is the award-winning charity of Burnley FC. During 2017, the charity engaged with 24,000 individuals, invested £2.2m in the local community and won two prestigious industry awards.


Utility Alliance – Partner Channel


As well as saving you money on your gas, water and electricity bills, Utility Alliance have a unique opportunity for businesses who are looking to boost their revenues.


The Utility Alliance Partner Channel is a way of businesses and sub-brokers to introduce UA’s products and services to their clients or members. By introducing Utility Alliance to your contacts, you can receive a regular income based on the sales achieved.


Your involvement can be as little as an introduction to one of UA’s national Partnership Managers, through to the full service of acquiring signed Letters of Authority and presenting prices to clients. UA will guide you every step of the way and you will be fully rewarded for your efforts.


Partners come from all different sectors and business sizes; whether you are a single person consultancy or a large business association.


If your business works primarily in the business-to-business sector and you want a trusted partner who can deliver to your standards, then look no further than UA – Join the Alliance today!


To find out more about Utility Alliance’s Partner Channel, please contact Vicki Boynton at or visit