Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Scottish Borders
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 August 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Energy and gas distributor Spark Energy announced the creation of 100 new jobs at its site in Selkirk, Scottish Borders. The job creation involves both customer-facing and administrative roles from entry- to more experienced levels. Upon selection, new employees are expected to complete 115 hours of direct training and development and additional 75 hours of one-on-one support within their teams. The business expansion is planned to make a significant contribution to the local labour market.

The company employs around 400 people at the site and handles energy accounts for approximately 450,000 customers. After entering administration in November 2018 due to an investigation by the energy regulator, the company is now owned by Ovo Energy.



Eurofound (2019), Spark Energy, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98422, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98422.