Business supplier Flogas Energy has announced plans to begin selling electricity as well as gas.

As part of the move, the company has appointed Andrew Beasley to the newly created role of general manager for utilities.

Flogas Energy was created in 2016 as an offshoot of the already established Flogas Britain business.

Flogas Britain managing director Lee Gannon, said: “For more than 30 years, Flogas has been well-known as a provider of off-grid fuels – including LPG [liquefied petroleum gas] and LNG [liquefied natural gas].

“We launched Flogas Energy to extend this trusted service to commercial mains gas customers – both locally and nationally – and following its success the move into electricity feels like the natural next step for us.”

Andrew Beasley has worked in the energy industry for 28 years, holding director roles at Microgen, Utilita and Flow Energy. Until recently he served as a director on the board of the trade association Energy UK, as well as chairing its retail committee and being part of its strategy and policy committee.

“I’m very proud to be joining Flogas Energy in such an important new role – at a company that’s very serious about expanding its mains energy portfolio,” said Beasley.

“Flogas’ track record in the commercial and domestic off-grid markets is second-to-none, and I look forward to helping ensure its entry into the electricity market and further growth in mains gas are just as successful.

“As an energy supplier, our first job is to keep people connected and our customers happy, but in 2018 and beyond it’s also vital that we evolve to provide a more rounded energy service.

“This includes striving to keep customers’ bills as low as possible whilst also reducing their carbon footprint, and it’s something I believe that we at Flogas Energy are well equipped to achieve.”