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British Gas and Chef John Whaite Show How Smart Cooking is as Easy as Pie


  • GBBO winner John Whaite bakes the nation’s ‘Smartest Pie’ – an inspired recipe for British Pie Week 
  • His unique ‘Steak, Vegetable, Chicken and Apple Pie’ shows how homeowners can be smarter with energy use in the kitchen
  • Most people (58 per cent) admit to burning their bakes, so ‘Smart Home Economics’ is more important than ever to avoid ruined pies and unexpected energy bills
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Apprenticeships working to convince future leaders of their value as a career foundation


  • Most people surveyed do not view apprenticeships as best starting point to reach senior position
  • However, 90% of Centrica, owner of British Gas, apprentices feel better equipped for the world of work than friends who went to college or university 
  • Centrica calls on career-seekers to consider apprenticeships and explore the ‘learner to leader’ journey they offer
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Learner to leader - case study - Iain Bell


  • As a 16-year-old British Gas apprentice in Glasgow, Iain Bell could never have predicted that 31 years later he would be managing a team of more than 100 people in London
  • Now, aged 47, Iain is Operations Manager at British Gas, and heads the company’s central London patch of 140 home service engineers
  • He also leads a unique team of five lamplighters, responsible for lighting London’s 1,500 traditional gas lamps every evening
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British Gas shows the lead in rewarding loyal customers



  • British Gas Rewards will operate from April, backed by an investment of £100m
  • An exciting range of market-leading innovative products and bundles to be unveiled in the coming months
  • British Gas committed to continuing to drive improvements in customer service, and to sustain investment in technology for customers
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