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10 Apr

Business Energy Suppliers That Meet Your Needs

by Simon Thompson
 
Shopping around to find business energy suppliers can be a time-consuming and confusing process but it is possible to do it quickly and efficiently. While many firms will be looking to source business energy suppliers who will help them reduce their bills and overheads, others will be looking to receive better customer service and some will offer a business energy audit as well. Indeed, there are a lot of reasons why the energy audit will prove beneficial since it will help a firm reduce their energy consumption which will, in turn, help them lower their bills. And by improving business energy efficiencies means the firm will also be boosting their green energy credentials as a result. So, while many firms will opt to remain with their current energy supplier which may be one of the ‘big six’ firms, they may be paying a premium for the privilege. That is to say, if they have never switched business energy suppliers then they are probably paying more for their energy needs than is necessary. All firms and organisations should be looking at their overheads on a regular basis which means looking at how much they are paying for business electricity and gas use. Firms should switch their business gas suppliers on a regular basis Indeed, the government is keen that firms should switch their business gas suppliers on a regular basis – as well as business electricity suppliers – since this will encourage competition in the marketplace and lead to prices falling. It’s also worth noting that a survey by the Competition and Markets Authority revealed that 40% of firms in the UK have never switched their business energy supplier. That’s a worrying statistic since that means there are lots of companies who are probably paying more for their energy as a result. Unfortunately, there is no way around the prospect of not paying energy bills since all firms and organisations need energy, whether it’s electricity or gas, for their everyday needs. Some firms may claim that they regularly look at the market because they visit comparison websites to find what the cheapest energy prices might be. There are two issues with those firms who do this and the first is that the price on the website may not be the price they will end up paying. Energy price comparison website for business electricity suppliers Also, the business energy price comparison website for business electricity suppliers, for instance, may not be looking at the entire market and may, instead, be looking at a restricted number of business energy suppliers. Indeed, most firms will not know whether they are paying a fair price for their electricity and gas use and without keeping track of the market on a regular basis, they still will not know. One effective way of finding just how much money can be saved is to contact those who understand the market and will know what the latest tariffs and deals are which means contacting energy brokers. There’s no doubt that the growth in the number of independent business energy suppliers has had a positive impact on the country’s energy market. That’s because competition has increased but for prices to fall further, more firms need to undertake the business energy switchover process which will also encourage diversity and greater choice when conducting future negotiations. However, as mentioned previously, this article is not just about accessing cheaper business energy bills but also finding a deal that best meets a company’s needs. Some energy suppliers will help the firm For instance, some energy suppliers will help the firm understand where and when they are using energy and help them reduce consumption and develop their management strategy. This will help boost their ‘green’ credentials and meet any environmental obligations as well. All firms have a responsibility to reduce their consumption so they will also reduce their bills. A new business energy supplier can also highlight moving the business to an off-peak rate so more money can be saved. And let’s not forget that with the big energy supply firms they don’t have to strive so hard in delivering customer service since they are major players that dominate the market and make lots of money regardless. Smaller business energy suppliers With smaller business energy suppliers, they are more receptive to their customer’s needs and will make efforts in delivering the service and supply their customers are looking for. Also, some of the smaller energy suppliers may have innovative ways of boosting a firm’s savings and will look to working with them to maintain a healthy relationship that serves them both. Indeed, most firms are not aware of just how easy it is to switch business energy suppliers and the process is hassle free and straightforward and there is help for the switchover process as well. It’s also important to appreciate that there will be no loss of energy to the firm during this switch over process.   For more help in understanding the market for switching business energy suppliers, then it will be time well spent speaking with the experts at D-Energi.
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7 Apr

Sourcing a Cheap Commercial Electricity Quote

by Simon Thompson
 
Sourcing a cheap commercial electricity quote may lead to a business saving a substantial amount of money. The amounts to be saved will vary depending on the firm’s size and energy needs but could be from several hundred pounds to thousands of pounds. Obviously, this could be an amount of money to be saved from the organisation’s overheads that should not be ignored. However, lots of companies do not search the market to find cheaper electricity suppliers when their current energy contract comes up for renewal. This is despite the government striving to generate more competition within the business energy supply market which has seen more suppliers offering lower prices. Indeed, the industry’s regulator Ofgem says that around 40% of firms do not take the time to switch suppliers. Find better and cheaper commercial electricity rates That’s a large number of organisations that could save a substantial amount of money for the price of a phone call or by simply visiting a comparison website to find better and cheaper commercial electricity rates. By doing so, they will quickly see just how much they are overpaying for their electricity needs and will see an effective way of boosting the firm’s profitability by simply switching electricity suppliers. Having mentioned business electric comparison websites, it should be noted that they may not be searching the entire market to find the best deal on offer for the firm. However, the comparison website will, at the very least, offer the incentive for a business to look more closely at switching electricity supplier for their business for lower energy rates and better customer service. Many suppliers will also help with an energy audit to see where further savings can be made by improving how energy is used, for instance, by switching off lights when no one is in the room or office. Also, some firms may be confused about how the switchover process between suppliers actually works but the process itself is seamless. Organisations should also note that while they switch suppliers, their electricity supply will be uninterrupted though they cannot switch to a new supplier mid-contract. Paying higher electric prices Though with 40% of firms not switching suppliers means they have probably automatically rolled over onto a new contract, these are known as ‘deemed’ contracts, so they are probably paying higher electric prices than they need to and can move suppliers under these terms. There is independent help and advice from the government and Ofgem and there are various helpful guides to provide firms with the knowledge they need to progress with switching business electricity suppliers. Along with using the services of a business comparison website, firms can also contact energy brokers who will find better tariffs for the business to enjoy and help with the switchover process. They should also have an ongoing relationship so when the energy contract is due for renewal, the broker will begin the process of finding a cheaper and better supplier. It should also be appreciated that energy brokers for businesses will also be able to source cheaper gas supply tariffs and also for water supply since the water market in England has now opened up to competition. These are all great ways for a firm to lower overheads. As mentioned previously, it’s not just about finding the cheapest commercial electricity price since it’s also important that the level of customer service meets the business’s expectations. This is where the experience of how the market operates and who is delivering the best levels of customer service will really come to the fore; most comparison websites will not have this level of knowledge. Best business electricity prices and offers The upside is the organisation will have access to the best business electricity prices and offers available when they are looking for a new energy supplier and, more importantly, when the time comes to renew the contract in a year’s time, there will be people with experience of what the firm needs and what the market can deliver. It should also be appreciated that while the focus of this article is on how firms can reduce their overheads to boost profitability, the same level of savings can also be delivered to other organisations such as charities and public organisations.   To find out whether your firm or organisation can enjoy lower electricity prices then contact the team at the D-Energi where the experts will be able to help in sourcing a cheap commercial electricity quote quickly.
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5 Apr

The Business Energy Market in Number Infographic

by Simon Thompson
 
When a business switches energy suppliers, 75% are happy with the process but they do not switch because 40% do not think they can save money and 25% think it’s too complex.   Save Save Save Save
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3 Apr

Save Money with an Energy Consultancy

by Simon Thompson
 
It’s important that firms looking to save money on their energy bills should use an energy consultancy who can also help improve efficiencies. Essentially, they have the expertise to deliver the best possible tariff from a new energy supplier so the organisation’s energy bills will fall substantially as a result. Indeed, the savings to be made from switching suppliers could range from hundreds to thousands of pounds though this depends on the size of the firm and their energy use but most organisations will save. However, firms should not just focus on using energy consultancies to find lower tariffs for them to enjoy but also to improve their use of energy. The consultancy will have the expertise to highlight where the firm is wasting money, literally, in their use of energy and by making some simple changes they can reduce their energy bills as a result. For many firms this is also a big boost for their environmental credentials since they will not only be saving money but also helping the planet as well. Firms looking to use a consultancy’s energy services There may be many firms looking to use a consultancy’s energy services and advice to become more energy efficient because this will enable them to reduce their operating costs and boost their competitiveness. This may also mean them looking to replace any ageing technology and reducing energy waste to help deliver the longer-term efficiencies the firm is looking for. Indeed, energy consultants can help deliver a cost-effective strategy that will deliver all this and more and help the organisation to make an informed decision over any energy use they may need to take. Another reason is why energy consultants should be used by firms is the prospect of rising energy bills; industry experts say we should all be gearing up to pay more for our energy in the coming months and years. So, along with the prospect of accessing lower tariffs with a new commercial energy supplier, businesses can also make strides in reducing their energy use so their bills will fall as a consequence. It will also help deal with any future price increases and enable them to take advantage of any technologies that will help them save money as well. Where energy consultants really come into their own This is where energy consultants really come into their own since they will see the whole picture of the firm’s operation and along with finding an energy supplier who best meets the firm’s needs they can highlight where energy-saving measures should be brought in. It’s this integrated approach that will help a further maximise their potential energy savings and enjoy lower bills for their energy costs in an environment of rising prices. It should also be appreciated that while firms may decide not to use energy consultants, they may then face the prospect of a time-consuming and frustrating process in finding a better energy deal that meets their needs because the market is so varied and competitive. Also, while they may use a business energy comparison website, they will still need to contact a potential supplier directly to find out what their bespoke offering will be. Again, while there are growing numbers of energy consultants available, their expertise and reputation will vary as well so a firm will be able to find an experienced and friendly energy consultancy to deliver what they are expecting. It’s also important to utilise the services of a firm that not only delivers business gas and electricity experience so the firm enjoys lower bills but also an understanding of lowering the firm’s water bills. The business water supply market has now opened up That’s because under new legislation the business water supply market has now opened up and firms in England can choose their own water supply company which could see further reductions to their overheads. Again, energy consultants will have the best deals on offer that are available from suppliers in the firm’s area.   It’s important to appreciate that energy consultants will help circumnavigate all these time-consuming issues to deliver lower energy bills and better energy usage as a result so for those firms who want to save money on energy costs they should contact the team at D-Energi who have the expertise to help.
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