The contract, thought to be agreed for less than five years, will involve Opus printing and mailing out annual bills for EDF’s business and private customers in the UK.

The £12.5m-turnover, 150-staff firm will print the bills at its 7,900sqm Leicester-based facility on bespoke HP-badged IntelliJet 20 digital colour printers and insert the output into mail packs using its CMC9000 enclosing lines.

Opus Trust chief executive Linda Scott said it was a great win for the company.

“In a competitive tender where experience, innovation and quality were integral, EDF Energy’s decision to choose Opus Trust Marketing underlines the strength of our solution,” she added.

An EDF representative said Opus had won the tender because of experience and innovation. He added: “Opus Trust Marketing’s wealth of experience is very impressive and showed early on as they demonstrated a clear understanding on the specific needs of our industry and the key issues we face.

“It is evident they are committed to continual investment and intent on leading and innovating their industry; from the unique IntelliJet T20s and the quality, flexibility, speed to market they provide, to the quality assurance controls and extensive postage options.”