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Business utilities for SME's
If you are the owner of a small or medium-sized enterprise, you’ll be very aware of the numerous day-to-day challenges it presents. To keep a SME business running efficiently, it is important that all SME business energy outgoings are analysed to see where savings can be made. You should start by investigating your current spendings on business utilities, we are experienced in helping small to medium enterprise companies save on their SME business energy and water prices, contact a member of our team today and we can help you find the best business energy and business water rates.
Top 3 energy saving tips
Heating: Heating usually makes a larger impact on your business gas bills during the winter months. However, there are a number of methods that can be used to reduce your energy consumption. Thermostat systems allow heating and air conditioning to be activated at certain times and minimal usage will lead to reduced SME business energy costs. You should also look to asses for areas that may be leading to heat loss, these are simple solutions that can result in reduced business gas prices and energy consumption.
Lighting: Making small changed to lighting arrangements can massively impact your business electricity bills. Turning lights off is just as important as switching your heating off – Minimal use results in minimal costs. An easy and effective method would be to switch to motion sensor lights and LED lights as these are both proven methods of saving on your business electricity bills.
Draughts: Losing heat through windows, doors and poor insulation can affect a business gas bill. Having frames that are properly fitted and insulation that can save you money by reducing unnecessary energy loss. The correct insulation can also be useful for retailing the heat that you are generating.
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Saving on your SME business utility bills
We’ve created numerous guides including guides on how to save on your business energy and water bills. We’ve put pieced together everything you need to know when managing your sme business utilities and reducing your energy/ water consumption. Larger businesses are usually able to negotiate better deals, however, using our extensive list of top UK energy and water suppliers we are able to negotiate the best energy rates and water rates for you.
Where should you begin?
The best start to saving on your business energy should be to finding out where most of your business gas and electricity is being consumed. Once you have obtained this information you can start implementing ways to reduce your business energy consumption. We understand that no two businesses are the same so our team of highly skilled experts can help you find the best deal that suits your specific SME requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fortunately for UK businesses, there has never been a better time to switch energy suppliers and to take control of your own destiny. No longer should companies feel trapped by energy suppliers, or feel that the whole industry is a cartel that’s in it together, just waiting to rip people off. This point was emphasised recently when the government introduced its ‘Power to Switch’ campaign, which was designed to promote the possibility of switching energy suppliers among UK businesses and to encourage them to take a good look at the various alternative energy providers on the market, in order to reduce the financial burden of paying for energy.
All businesses have operating costs, and whether it’s for stock or materials, premises renting, or anything else your business needs to keep running, it all adds up. One of the biggest costs for UK businesses can be energy suppliers – and whether you are paying via a monthly tariff or are on a yearly contract, paying over the odds for your commercial energy can be a significant drain on your company’s resources.
There are many third-party intermediaries in the market at the moment, serving customers to gain the most competitive energy contracts. It can be hard to navigate through all the broker or business energy consultants alternatives, however, at Utility Bidder we believe that our customers know best and their opinion of what we do is the most important. Trustpilot is an independent review platform where customers can share their experience and our current, incredible score of 9.8, puts us at the top percentile of satisfied customers within our market.
Business utilities prices are continuously changing and generally with an upwards curve. When comparing to 2016, utilities prices have risen around 15% across the board. Utilising a utilities broker that has access to the best, live prices, will help you save money for your business. Finding the most competitive business utilities deal can result in some companies signing contracts with suppliers that can cause them issues in future. Subsequently, the cheap offer no longer is cheap! Accessing a brokers knowledge of the sector will help ensure that your business utilities are tied in safely.
Green business energy for SME's
With rising carbon emissions and the increasing problems caused by global warming, switching your SME business energy to green energy can make a huge impact. The fuels used in green business energy come from sources that won’t run out, unlike fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are short in supply, which could lead to higher prices as they become harder to obtain and this can also lead to you paying higher prices for your business energy.
Our experts can advise you on the best green energy suppliers and deals and suid your SME business. We understand that SME business energy needs are different to other businesses that’s why we look for deals and suppliers that are catered to your specific business requirements
We’re dedicated to helping businesses like yours save more on energy. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of case studies showcasing exactly what we have achieved for company’s similar to yours.
Thomson Hayes retail has been established for 30 years and specialises in the design and manufacture of high quality furniture, exhibition stands, museum and store fit outs.
Utility Bidder saves thousands of pounds on energy expenditure for Midlands business. Cable craft have been supplying cable identification, termination and management products throughout the world for over 20 years servicing a diverse range of industries.
Sharda Care are contacted frequently by companies within the energy industry, but the desire to work with UB Corporate was motivated by our bill validation service (and that they hadn’t checked their VAT). Our team have an experienced background in working with businesses of this size and will instinctively scrutinise all utilities to investigate potential savings.
Rob says that thanks to the competitive rates secured by Utility Bidder in his studio, it would actually be cheaper to live there than at home! “We pay about £30 a month for gas during the winter and around £25 a month for electricity – and that’s despite having a lot of energy guzzling equipment such as studio lights and fan heaters. Our energy bills at home are far more expensive!”