The FIRST CHOICE when it comes to Farm Electricity. A specialist company you can trust.
We’ve been at the forefront of the Farm Energy Industry for over 16 years helping businesses just like you.
Founded in 2001 by Michael Boven and now run by Michael’s son, Rhys Boven, Switched On Rural is the UK’s leading farm energy consultancy. The industry has changed significantly over the years, so have we and so have our services. What’s not changed is our mission to become the First Choice when it comes to Farm Electricity.
Running a farm or estate is hard enough, without worrying about rising energy bills or aggressive call centres. You need a partner who you can trust to deliver on what they say and someone who knows the market and challenges you face.
As a nationally recognised supplier to the rural industry, we pride ourselves on knowing our customers and their business, so we can best service their requirements. Our modern approach, working with traditional values, provides our customers with the bespoke advice they need to reduce their farm energy costs.
Your energy bill is undoubtedly one of the largest expenses your farm or estate faces every year. With so many different suppliers and price options to choose from, and everybody declaring that theirs is the most competitive, how can you be sure of the best deal?
Our farm energy experts work with over 1,200 farmers every year to reduce their energy bills and increase their profitability.
million in savings
years of experience
So far we helped our customers a whopping £25 million on their bills a figure that is growing every day.
January 2001Our BeginningMichael Boven established the business as ‘EnergyWise’ from an attic in his home.
February 2001First Supplier PartnershipWe form our first supplier partnership with Enron
February 2001We Help Our First CustomerIn February 2001 we helped our first customer, a local car garage save £126 on their electricity bill
2002Won the Redrose Tender
2002Another BIG Tender WonWe Won the UPM Pig Marketing tender
2006We MovedOffice move to Ilkley, West Yorkshire
2006And Then There Were Two...Team grows to 2 with Christian
2008 Our First Broker Joins The Team
2009Rhys Joins Full Time2nd Generation business, Rhys joins the business full time
2009We Re-brandedRe-branded to the wonderful Switched On Energy!
2011Michael Joins BNIMichael Boven becomes a BNI member
2013TPI Code of Practice Approved
2013We Hit 1500 Referrals!1500th referral from a customer in York
2014We Move PremisesMoved to larger office in Ilkley town centre
2011Rhys Joins BNIRhys Boven becomes a BNI member
2015We Take On Our First ApprenticeProud to support the Apprentice scheme with Bradley
2016We Are FinalistsFinalist at the Ilkley Business Awards!
2017We Help More FarmersWe reach 1,200 farms across the UK!
2017Our Customers Benefit From HUGE SavingsWe’ve saved our customers £25 million on their bills!