Fylde energy firm in city tower expansion

Asif Rizvi (managing director-local Green Energy) and Simon Rigby
Asif Rizvi (managing director-local Green Energy) and Simon Rigby
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A Fylde energy business has expanded with the opening of new offices in Manchester.

LG Energy Group, a specialist in energy procurement, has opened its new office and trading floor in Manchester’s iconic 30 storey skyscraper, City Tower, situated in the Piccadilly Gardens area of the city.

The company is one of the businesses owned by Wrea Green entrepreneur Simon Rigby, who made his name in the energy and services field after setting up his own business, Spice, when his then employer Yorkshire Electricity sold off its services arm in 1996.

LG began as Local Green Energy and has offices at Whitehills Business Park in Blackpool and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It has close links to Greengen and Farmgen which are also owned by Mr Rigby.

He said: “LG Energy Group strives to be a market leader in energy risk management and therefore it is essential to be based in the City Tower where LG Energy are able to draw on Manchester’s world class talent and transport infrastructure. 

“Whilst this is a significant investment it underlines our commitment to deliver world class service to our clients.

Asif Rizvi , managing director said: “We have seen consistently exceptional growth in the business, I put this down to our investment in exceptional people. 

“Whilst we remain committed to growing our sales and data functions on the Fylde coast, our presence in Manchester is of strategic importance, enabling us to further grow our Trading and Analysis teams.

“There is a huge pool of talent in Manchester and we aim to offer the right candidates world-class opportunities.

“Born and bred in Manchester, I am personally very proud to call one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings home”.

He added that LG Energy Group prides itself on providing customers with transparent procurement services, market intelligence which is provided through our own Energy Trader Daily (ETD), renewable generation through anaerobic digestion plants and bespoke bureau services.