Russian firm Gazprom has opened a new retail branch in Solihull in the West Midlands and will specialise in providing business energy, according to a report.
Gazprom Marketing and Trading is due to create nine jobs at its branch at Blythe Valley Park and will be looking to expand on its 14,000-strong customer base, reports the Birmingham Post.
Half the company remains the property of the Russian state and the firm has been operating in Britain for a decade, steadily increasing its initial customer base of just 1,000 clients.
James Constant, head of power for Gazprom Marketing and Trading Retail UK, told the paper: "We are driven through good customer service and we hope to build on our reputation as one of the country's fastest growing energy suppliers in the business market following our move to Blythe Valley Park."
The firm currently supplies two billion cubic metres of business gas every year to firms throughout Britain.
Russian branches of Gazprom caused controversy in January when the decision was made to cut the gas supply to Ukraine over an alleged billing dispute.
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