Price volatility | Commodity Price Hedging Strategies

Change is inevitable.
Avoiding it is impossible. It’s what you do about it that makes all the difference.


Price volatility | Commodity Price Hedging Strategies

Change is inevitable.
Avoiding it is impossible. It’s what you do about it that makes all the difference.

What we're all about

We love energy. And we love volatility. Well, we love what they can do for your business. 

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This is where we thrive – guiding companies through an uncertain future. We show them how to develop the right strategy. How to protect themselves. How to take advantage of new technologies. And how to profit from them.

Getting it right will create several high value benefits that underpin successful business in the 21st century:

- A long term plan

- More stable and improved profits

- Increased budget certainty

- Better governance

- Competitive advantage

- Awareness of the latest innovations

- Improved sustainability

- Improved reputation with financial analysts and banks


And we do this in a way that reflects Flow&Ebb’s values:
a way that is smart, candid and clear.

How we do what we do

We take something complex – and show you a simple way through it. 


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We like to keep things simple and help our clients to do the same. We use an analytical approach to break areas down to their component parts and then build up solutions to meet your needs. We take the practices and ideas developed elsewhere, we learn from them, and apply them to what we do. We develop techniques that reduce risk. And we automate processes.

This doesn’t mean we’ll always get it right – few ever successfully achieve this. What we do is enable you to make better and faster decisions to take advantage of changes in the market, and protect yourself from threats. 

We also…

...make sure your strategy reflects your business strategy. you put in place all you need to be effective.

…enable you to measure the impact of your efforts.

...offer innovative technology solutions.

What are we?


Flow&Ebb strives to be a trusted adviser that helps clients to navigate the ever-changing terrain of energy and other commodities.


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Amidst the constant motion of the world can be found something solid and something smart, something that will guide organisations smoothly through the tumult, knowing the fluctuations and associated risks both inside and out.

That something is Flow&Ebb.

Flow&Ebb offers a blend of consulting and technology designed to safely navigate companies through the ups and downs of energy and other volatile commodity prices.

Our partners

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In 2015 Proxima made a strategic investment in Flow&Ebb. Proxima is a leading provider of procurement consulting, managed services, and on-demand solutions, operating in the U.S. and Europe. Their procurement and industry experts bring a unique set of specialist knowledge and experience to identify business opportunities, highlight gaps and explore new ideas by helping clients take control of their external spend, changing the conventional view of procurement from an administrative function to one of a strategic driver of value. Proxima provides modern procurement for the modern business.

When appropriate, Flow&Ebb operates in a complimentary way alongside existing Proxima engagements.


Flow&Ebb is Actum’s chosen partner for Commodity Price Risk Management solutions in Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus. Based in Greece, Actum provides a wide range of procurement efficiency improvement services for all types of organizations. Actum’s consultants are highly experienced in delivering solid value procurement solutions. Their goal is to boost performance by combining know-how and technology in strategic procurement, eSourcing, commodity price risk management and overheads cost control.

Our values


Being smart is crucial not only to our success, but also to our survival. We strive to be consistently smart in everything we do. Smart is not just about intelligence. It manifests itself in many ways: Accuracy. Commerciality. Worldliness. Insightfulness. Efficiency. Quick-witted. Capability. And ultimately, reassurance.


We want to be respected for telling it how it is. Being open and honest with our clients, be it good news or bad, is key. This breaks down into two parts: first the raw data and facts – they are what they are. Then there are our opinions and view points on what we believe is likely to happen and why. 


Reducing fear by being clear - it's at the heart of the Flow&Ebb experience. What we do is often complex. We stop it from being complicated for you. There is inevitably lots of data analysis going on. We make sense of this, and show it in impactful and easy to digest ways.

The management

Richard Cockburn


Richard brings a wealth of knowledge in energy, trading, risk management and financial modelling honed over a period of 20 years, primarily in the energy markets. He has an innate understanding of how markets work as a result. In 2003, he set up Powerisk, applying his experience to develop innovative risk management solutions for large corporates. In doing so, he realised the same approach could be applied to all commodities, not just energy, and the idea for Flow&Ebb was born.

Tom Lawrence


Tom’s world concerns a different type of energy. He cut his teeth on the leadership team of procurement specialist Proxima building it from a start-up in the 1990s to a 250+ strong international business. His experience is multifaceted, working across strategy, operations, procurement, client management, marketing and HR.

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Matthew Eatough

Non-Executive Director

Matthew is the founder and Executive Chairman of Proxima, a leading provider of procurement solutions in the U.S. and Europe. Proxima is a strategic investor in Flow&Ebb, strengthening Proxima’s service offerings to its blue chip clients.


Toby Eccles OBE

Non-Executive Director

Toby is the founder and Development Director of Social Finance. Social Finance partners with government, social sector and the financial community to find better solutions to society's most difficult problems. Prior to this, in the commercial world, Toby worked in corporate finance at UBS Warburg, and built a next generation internet protocols business for Data Connection, a leading UK software company. Toby holds a BA in Maths from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.