Why our billing platform is called Steve

Why Steve?

Let’s be honest, we all know a Steve.

It is likely that the mere mention of the name will have sent an image of them tumbling through your mind. Take a second to really think about them – remember all of the great qualities they have, all of the kind gestures they have made, all the times they have made you laugh…

Got a good picture of them in your mind? Great!

The bad news is that our billing platform is named after Steve McQueen – the greatest actor to have ever lived and the king of cool, not your pal Steve from work.

The Magnificent Seven. From left to right: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and James Coburn
The Magnificent Seven. From left to right: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and James Coburn

We don’t even know who Steve from work is, why would we name anything after him?

Steve is…

Our wonderful billing platform.

It may seem a little odd for us to name an online internet platform. It some regards I guess it is – but when you have the chance to pay homage to one of the most incredible men to ever have lived, you have to take it.

It wasn’t always this way. Earlier in development we had named our platform ‘Bob’, but decided we needed something with a little bit more razzle dazzle, a little bit more panache, something a little bit more… us.

So, we settled on Steve – for the following reasons:

Steve is – a workaholic

Did you know Steve McQueen appeared in over 25 movies? It would have been nice of him to leave some roles for the rest of us…

This number doesn’t even include his mass of television appearances either. The man was a Hollywood omnipresence, to say the least. Our creative team have deduced that in order to achieve this incredible feat, Steve McQueen had to have been working all of the time.

Which is something our platform also does! Although it may not star in quite as many movies, it certainly works all of the time.

We recognise how frustrating technical issues can be, especially when it comes to situations involving money. This is why we have invested into creating the most secure and reliable service possible for our customers. With Niccolo Gas, you won’t ever have to worry about our online service being taken offline for no reason.

Steve is – gorgeous

Steve McQueen was well known for being a Hollywood heart throb. Although we may not be able to replicate this, our creative team has worked tirelessly to create a visually appealing billing platform for our customers. Who ever said billing had to be boring?

Steve is – speed

Steve McQueen was well known for being into race-cars and motorcycles. So much so that whenever he would get the chance, he would perform his own movie stunts. The famous motorcycle chase scene from ‘The Great Escape’ isn’t a Hollywood stunt double – it is McQueen himself.

His car collection is nothing to sniff at either:

There are few billing platforms that are as easy to use as ours. Simply log-on, find your monthly bill, and pay. We have streamlined the payment process for our customers so you can spend more time doing the things you love.

Steve is – surprisingly local

Although Steve McQueen was born in Indiana (United States) he is actually of Scottish descent.

Niccolo Gas is primarily based in Edinburgh and we offer our services throughout the whole of the UK. This means that any revenue we raise goes directly back into the UK economy, benefitting your local community.

Steve is – a person

Although we may forget it a little too often – those superstars that we see in films, on the television, or listen to on the radio are all people too. They have emotions, feelings – they care for others, and others care deeply back. What we read in magazines is just such brief snapshot of their lives and it has become all too easy to believe in the fantasy world that we have created in our own minds.

Steve McQueen was no exception to this. He may have been the king of cool, millionaire, actor, marine, stuntman, race-car driver, and a world-famous celebrity – but he was still human.

This is the most important thing to us. Remaining human.

Our billing platform has all the bells and whistles you would expect from such a special namesake but keeps that all important human element. We recognise how stressful paying monthly bills can be, which is why we have invested so much time in creating such a user-friendly platform.

Extensive user-testing feedback has helped us to create a platform that is incredibly easy to navigate. We have created extensive user guides to help our customers – something that not many gas suppliers have done.

Our highly trained support agents are experts in providing support and resolving any issues you may have. They can be reached over the phone throughout normal office hours, through email, through webform, or even through a live-chat enquiry.

Phone-number: 0131 610 8868

Email: info@niccolo.co.uk

Webform: Webform

Live-chat: niccolo.co.uk