British Gas hunting for second chief

Increased competition in the gas and electricity sectors is forcing British Gas to hunt for a second marketing director to bolster its team.

The company is seeking a second chief for its trading division, now a separate business within Centrica.

In December, the company split in two. Centrica includes British Gas sales, trading, servicing and the Morecambe gas fields. The second part includes the TransCo pipeline and transportation business, exploration, production, property and research.

Two positions have been created at Centrica: group marketing director and now a marketing director’s role in the separate division British Gas Trading.

A spokesman says: “The key challenge is improving the perception [of Centrica] and dealing with competition to retain market share”.

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