Bath’s Pure Planet named one of UK’s most exciting tech firms

By Nick Batten on 30 September, 2019

Bath-based renewable energy supplier Pure Planet has been named among the 10 most exciting new UK tech firms by the Sunday Times, in its recent Tech Track shortlist.

Pure Planet was featured as one of 10 ‘Ones to Watch’ in the 19th annual edition of The Sunday Times Tech Track 100.

The awards identify the top-performing technology companies, from the fastest-growing to the biggest.

Brands listed Fast Track’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in previous years include now-household names such as Revolutrecently valued at £1.2bn.

Pure Planet made the final list of 10 having been selected on the strength of its disrupting digital-first platform that allows members to buy clean energy with a single zero-mark up tariff.

Members receive 24/7 customer service through Pure Planet’s AI assistant WattBot and can swap tips to live a greener life through the online community.

Launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Andrew Ralston, Chris Alliott and Steven Day, Pure Planet provides 100% clean, renewable energy to more than 110,000 members.

Andrew Ralston, Co-Founder and CEO of Pure Planet, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be included in the top 10 companies by The Sunday Times Tech Track Ones to Watch.

“We started out with an idea to build a digital-first clean energy company that allows members to buy energy for less than the cost of power that pollutes.

“We are very proud to have led the way in shaking up the energy sector.

Andrew added, “We are also extremely proud to be a Bath-based business. As well as being a beautiful place to live and work we have found the area has a wonderful pool of creative, talented individuals and innovative tech companies who help drive our growth.”