Avro Energy Reviews: How good was their customer service?


Thinking about switching to Avro Energy? Well sadly it isn’t possible anymore since they went bust in September 2021 as a consequence of the energy market crisis. Such a shame since Avro Energy seemed to have find a great spot between reliability, more renewable energy fuel mix, ok customer service and, of course, cheaper energy. In this page we had created a summary of Avro Energy reviews so that we can help you get to the truth faster.
Last update: November 2022

As as result of the UK energy crisis that is currently occurring, Avro Energy has unfortunately gone bust and is no longer trading. To help you navigate this crisis we prepared for you a guide on what to do if your energy supplier goes bust along with a page compiling all the information on the energy market crisis to ensure you stay updated on a daily basis.

The best way to choose an energy supplier is not only to look at their tariffs, but also to see what their customers are saying about them. The best way you would do this would be to look at Avro Energy’s reviews from before they went bust. Consumers are often slow to trust a relative newcomer like Avro Energy. Especially in an era where the “Big 6” energy suppliers manage the lion’s share (around 70%) of the UK’s energy. Reading genuine customer reviews can mean the difference between taking a leap of faith in a promising newcomer or sticking with a more familiar brand (and probably paying a worse rate).

Did Avro Energy go out of business?

Yes, Avro Energy was among the first energy suppliers that went bust as a result of the energy crisis in the UK in September of 2021. Their customers have been transferred to Octopus Energy and all of the information about the transfer can be found here.

What was Avro Energy’s customer score?

For the purposes of this article we’ll be looking at the reviews that customers have left on Avro Energy’s Trustpilot page. This gives us a useful overview of customer sentiment, as well as demonstrating how well the company responds to both positive and negative reviews. It also allows us to see reviews that are from verified genuine customers.

In total, Avro Energy accumulated around 40,025 customer reviews at the time of writing. This is significantly more than even some of the “Big 6” energy suppliers. E.On, for instance, had only 16,139 reviews at the time of writing, while EDF have only 11,676. Even N Power have just shy of 39,000. Over a thousand less than Avro Energy.

They have an impressive customer score of 4.7 stars out of 5 and are rated “excellent”.

So far so good!

Of these 40,025 reviews:

  • 30,934 (77%) were “Excellent”
  • 6,951 (17%) were “Great”
  • 733 (2%) were “Average”
  • 292 (less than 1%) were “Poor”
  • 1,115 (3%) were “Bad”

Avro Energy reviews: What did their customers say about them?

So, energy consumers are clearly talking about Avro Energy. And what they’re saying seems to be overwhelmingly positive. But what about the specifics? Here, we’ll delve into Avro Energy’s reviews to bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of their customer sentiment…

The good

In reviews that deemed Avro Energy either “Excellent” or “Great”, areas most commonly lauded were polite and responsive customer service, reasonable prices with significant savings, and ease of switching to Avro Energy from other suppliers. Numerous reviewers mention customer service team members by name. Something that, in most cases, indicates that the person had gone the extra mile for the reviewer or helped them feel respected and listened to.

Here are some direct quotes lifted from customer reviews:

  • “Absolutely no issues whatsoever using this supplier, the website is easy to navigate, and the bills are so much lower than where I was using before, so I’m delighted.”
  • “Switched to Avro this year from Scottish power and couldn’t be happier, the switch was seamless savings to me over £700 this year text for meter reading each month, keeping us both up to date”.
  • “As usual fantastic help from Avro, answering all my questions both professionally and cheerfully … explained everything in depth, nothing was too much trouble, a pleasure to deal with”
  • “Went with AVRO mainly for the excellent prices but I have been particularly impressed with the very simple no nonsense presentation of information. No fancy pictures and endless advertising of other products, just the basic information that you need to understand your bill.”
  • “Excellent service this morning with a very kind, patient and compassionate customer service lady. I am ex-armed forces and I have complex PTSD and mental health issues and she explained everything fully to me with the upmost respect and understanding of my needs. This is a rarity so I am truly grateful. Thank you!”

The bad

Although the majority of Avro Energy’s Trustpilot reviews have been positive, there are some negative reviews. Most tend to revolve around slow responses, difficulties getting through to customer services and issues with moving tariffs or moving house. Some also bemoaned difficulties navigating or logging into the website, while a few complained of billing inaccuracies.

The following quotes from customer reviews provide a good overview of the most common complaints:

  • “Unable to contact by phone a human to speak to – Automated and hung up on… No email response after 1+ week… I guess you get what you pay for”.
  • “No response to emails. Issues never resolved. Chat closed at times it should be open. Closing the account seems to be impossible”.
  • “I was very happy for a number of years with Avro… until we moved home and needed to close our account. We sent all information as requested well in advance, but almost 3 weeks later have had no response. Our Direct Debit was taken anyway… Have tried calling but the lines are closed or busy… Completely stuck and see no option but to contact ombudsman”.
  • “Impossible to get an honest answer or even to speak to anyone. Seems the only way to get a response is to cancel direct debit. It seems I need to go take this case to Ombudsman now.”

The ugly

Whether as a result of human error, technical glitches or miscommunication, sometimes things go wrong between energy suppliers. And this is as true for Avro Energy as any other supplier. Some of the ugliest reviews deal with egregious billing inaccuracies, poor customer service frustrations communicating with team members and slow responses to complaints and issues.

  • “Asking for a death certificate for my late fathers account which was handled in a very inappropriate way. Still awaiting a reply even though Ofgem have intervened as well. Cant wait to move my energy supplies elsewhere.”
  • “I have been contacting them since 22nd August asking them to close my account and refund the excess funds of over £400. Some emails are ignored and some are answered but to try and get your money back is like taking blood from a stone, almost been trying 2 months now still no money refunded back to my account”.
  • “Told them I was leaving the property but it was like talking to the wall.
    I was over £300 in credit after supplying meter readings every month. When I left they wanted to set up a £85 direct debit for an empty property. I had to stop them with my bank.”

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Response time: How quickly did Avro Energy respond to queries?

This is one area that seems to let Avro Energy down. While they have a helpline for customers to contact them over the phone, and a live chat service, these are only available between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm. Outside of these hours, customers have no recourse other than email. And this can prove problematic.

An independent “snapshot investigation” in September 2019 revealed that Avro was one of the slowest energy suppliers to respond to the emails they were sent.

It took more than four days on average to receive a response. What’s more, Avro Energy can take over 10 minutes to answer the phone during peak times.

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Issue resolution: How did Avro Energy handle issues and complaints?

Up until fairly recently, Avro Energy didn’t have the best record when it came to customer complaints. In 2018, the company received 152.9 complaints per 100,000 customers. Now, however, this has been reduced to just 11.6 per 10,000 customers according to data from Citizens Advice.

Ofgem have some useful data that shows how quickly Avro Energy have resolved complaints. In Q1 of 2020, 86% of complains were resolved by the end of the next working day. By Q2, however, this had increased to 93%. You can read more here.

In short, Avro Energy are getting fewer complaints and responding to them faster and more decisively.Do they listen to their customers?

Avro Energy have not responded to any negative reviews on Trustpilot since July 2020. The company has also tried to flag 5 customer reviews with Trustpilot, of which only one was taken down.

Did Avro Energy win awards for customer service?

Avro’s improvements in the field of customer service have been recognised in the Uswitch awards for 2019 and 2020, winning the following accolades:

  • 2019- Best value for money
  • 2020- Best customer service

Avro Energy in the news: What the headlines say

By and large, Avro Energy have stayed out of the headlines. However, there has been one instance where they have gained the attention of the press.

In 2019 The Mirror reported that Ofgem had banned Avro Energy from taking on new customers. This was after they refused to move to the DCC network used by second generation smart meters. A measure that could discourage customers with smart meters from moving suppliers, as 3G smart meters fail to report energy usage if the consumer changes suppliers.

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Did Avro Energy have a good customer satisfaction score?

According to Trustpilot, Avro Energy have an “Excellent” customer service score of 4.7 out of 5 stars and 30,934 positive reviews.

How quickly did Avro Energy respond to complaints?

This is one area in which Avro Energy have improved significantly of late. As of Q2 2019, 93% of customer complaints were resolved by the end of the next working day.

What did customers like best about Avro Energy?

The most commonly praised things about Avro Energy included:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Value for money.
  • Ease of switching.

What did customers dislike about Avro Energy?

On the other hand, the most commonly criticised things about Avro Energy included:

  • Billing inaccuracies,
  • Inability to log into website.
  • Slow response times and issue resolution, especially via email.

Updated on 29 Jan, 2024

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After using Avro energy for one year I can honestly say I don't recognise any of the good things anyone says about them. Not analysing Trustpilot reviews properly gives a false impression of this dreadful company. Too many of their 5 star reviews are from people who found the switch easy. Any switch site still sending customers to Avro energy are doing them a disservice.


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