Head of Group Corporate and Public Relations
About Octopus Energy:
Octopus Energy was set up in 2016 with the aim of providing energy that is good for the planet and good for the wallet. The company now supplies energy to 1.5 million UK homes and is growing rapidly. Octopus Energy has an excellent customer service reputation and were rated as 5*Excellent on Trust Pilot and are the only supplier to be recommended by Which? as recommended supplier for the last three years.
All of its tariffs use 100% green electricity – and claim not to be more expensive than competitor non-green tariffs. Customers can also offset their gas if they want to minimise their environmental impact even further. Also, Octopus offers fair and transparent prices, won’t lock customers into a contract and aims to make everything as easy possible.
About the Volkswagen Group:
The Volkswagen Group, with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. The Group comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. The passenger car portfolio ranges from small cars all the way to luxury-class vehicles. Ducati offers motorcycles. In the light and heavy commercial vehicles sector, the products range from pick-ups to buses and heavy trucks. Every weekday, 671,205 employees around the globe produce on average 44,567 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in other areas of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries.
In 2019, the total number of vehicles delivered to customers by the Group globally was 10.97 million (2018: 10.83 million). The passenger car global market share was 12.9 percent. Group sales revenue in 2019 totalled EUR 252.6 billion (2018: EUR 235.8 billion). Earnings after tax in the fiscal year now ended amounted to EUR 14.0 billion (2018: EUR 12.2 billion).
Volkswagen Group United Kingdom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, and is the importer of Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA cars as well as Volkswagen passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company directly employs approximately 1,000 people in the UK, and approximately 25,000 more are employed in the retail networks, logistics operations and with Financial Services.
In 2019 the Group sold over 478,000 cars, achieving a market share of close to 21%, plus a further 42,000 vans and pick-ups, through our network of over 600 retailers – making Volkswagen Group the clear UK number one.