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Founders' story

How did we get here?

If you’re curious about the team behind your bills, here’s how we got here!
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In 2014 One Utility Bill was:

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson

Dale Knight

Dale Knight

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2 laptops

They started One Utility Bill to make bills easier in a needlessly complex utilities market.

Chris got the idea after having a nightmare with bills in student accommodation. The less said about that, the better 😬

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With millions in support from investors, and market-leading expertise, the team has grown to 100+ and we’ve helped thousands of customers make their bills as easy as they should be. 

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There were a ton of little (and big) steps to get us here

Check out some of the most important ones:

2014Sep 1st

Let’s go! One Utility Bill is launched by Chris Dawson and Dale Knight.

2015Jan 1st

The mighty dev team is born. 

2015Mar 31st

March 31st - Cha Ching! £25k from the first investment round.

2015Jul 1st

Momentum is building! Bills inclusive product is launched.

2015Aug 29th

Fuel on the fire! £150k of VC investment via Northstar Ventures.

2016Jan 1st

Welcome home! New office for the growing team.

2016Sep 1st

Money, money, money! £500k more of VV investment via Northstar Ventures. 

2017Nov 1st

More believers! £650k of investment from Middleton Enterprises and Pi Labs, and others.

2018Feb 1st

We’re growing! Fused, our student offering, comes on board.

2018Feb 1st

On the road - Our own router delivery service is now in business with DPD.

2018Apr 30th

The limit does not exist! Unlimited energy for students is born. 

2019Jan 1st

Let’s do this! New software from Notify for letting agents.

2019Jul 31st

DIY - Self signup for One Utility Bill is now live.

2019Aug 31st

Bundle up - Our bills-inclusive offer for B2B clients, ubundle, is out in the world.

2020Apr 19th

Bigger and better - £1.7m of funding from DSW Angels.

2021Sep 30th

Energy crisis. Adapting to the crisis, setting up our Price Cap Support team to help our customers through the crisis.

2022Nov 17th

Winner winner! - Our Notify service scoops two prizes at the Neogtiator Awards