I think everybody looks at their energy consumption and thinks they know a fair bit about it.

Whether it?s looking at how reduce bills by shopping around or using less, I was one of these. Well my eyes have well and truly been opened from working at amber energy ? but more on that later.

I have a degree in Economics, graduating two years ago from a Cardiff University and this is where my interest in energy first started. In my final year at university I ended up doing a dissertation on the effect of the price of carbon and therefore the price of energy and it?s effects on consumption within the UK.

'I honestly didn?t realise how much work actually needs to be done to make sure you really do get the best deal.'

Whilst in university we always looked at how market prices affected the economy as whole, not the individual or a business. My studies never went as to look at what the individual or business can to do minimize any negative effects from market changes.

This is where amber energy comes in, I honestly didn?t realise how much work actually needs to be done to make sure you really do get the best deal. But even in my short time in the company I have seen just how much money the companies that work with amber energy have saved. The amount of money businesses spend on energy per year has really shocked me and it?s insane how different prices can vary for the energy you would use on a daily basis.

My first couple of weeks have felt like I have been learning a new language, it?s both mind boggling and brilliant at the same time. There is a great team here at amber energy and I?m very happy to be part of it.