Using a utility broker has many benefits.
Regardless of the business sector you operate in – energy costs are likely to be a considerable outlay.
Utilitywise are the latest casualty in the ever changing energy market. Here’s some tips when chosing the right utility or energy broker.
The utility market is tough and many of our competitors have fallen by the wayside. A recent casualty has been Utilitywise, which this year went into administration leaving its small business customers in limbo and 1,000 jobs at risk. However, if you had been working with Utilitywise or were thinking of working with them, don’t despair, you can talk to Utility Bidder and let us save your business money on its energy bills.
Using an energy broker has many benefits. Regardless of the business sector you operate in – energy costs are likely to be a considerable outlay. One way you can help reduce the cost of your businesses gas and electricity costs is to use a third-party energy broker like Utility Bidder.Get the best price
Utility Bidder acts as an intermediary between the commercial utility suppliers you know, such as British Gas and Scottish Power and others you may have never heard of – we speak to over 20 energy providers to make sure you are getting the best possible price for your gas and energy supplies. As a result of using an energy broker, your business will get numerous benefits namely;
– An improved energy cost that will beat the renewal costs from your existing provider – this could result in savings of up 20%
– Save your own in-house resources from having to spend hours trawling through prices to find a cheaper quote
– Acting as your in-house energy expert to provide useful information on all things energy including gas, electricity and water.
Like any other business partner, it’s important that you can rely on your energy broker. Since the deregulation of the energy market, over 70 third party energy brokers have set up. However, not all energy brokers are the same and it’s important that your business finds an energy broker that puts its customers first.
There is no doubt the energy broker business can be quite aggressive and competitive and much of it is unregulated, although, in 2017, new standards IFRS15 were introduced. However, when you are a business looking to find cost-effective gas and electricity, where do you start when it comes to finding a reputable energy consultant?
A good impartial starting point is Cornwall Insight a provider of research and analytics in the energy markets. Cornwall Insight regularly produce a third party intermediary index (TPI) and Utility Bidder is proud to be listed as a top ten business energy broker. Working with TPI’s and energy suppliers, Cornwall Insight provide clarity and vision in a dynamic energy market that can be difficult to follow. Their quarterly reports give readers an overall understanding of how the energy market work and how its professionals are performing, and also recognises brokers for their achievements.
Utility Bidder has also been recognised in numerous awards including local and industry awards and we look after our staff who regularly tell us how much they love coming to work.
Utility Bidder continues to grow – we employ over 100 staff and have a growing sales office in Manchester. The company currently brokers energy and other utilities contracts to over 14,500 small and medium sized clients across a number of industry sectors in the UK. We continue to attract new customers whilst looking after our loyal base of existing businesses who rely on them to save money on their gas and electricity bills.
It can be hard to navigate through all the broker or consultant alternatives, however, at Utility Bidder we believe that customer is king and we value your views. Trustpilot the independent review platform allows customers to share their experience and opinion. Utility Bidder is immensely proud of its five-star rating and its score of 4.9/5, which puts our business at the top of the league when it comes to satisfied customers compared to other third party energy brokers.
Regarding Utiiltywise renewals, remember that your supply contacts are between you and the utility supplier directly and this will not be affected by the Administration of Utilitywise Plc. Any queries you have about your supply should be answered by the supplier directly. However, if your businesses current gas or electricity contract is coming to an end within the next six months, Utility Bidder is more than happy to work with you to find an alternative provider.
We are confident we can beat the quote provided by your existing provider and all we need is a letter of authority and a couple of old bills. The fact you have a Utilitywise contract will not stop you dealing with Utility Bidder and we will be able to provide you with expert advice on your energy and water procurement. If your a Utilitywise customer, contact us for advice today.
Paul Kay was fantastic in securing us a great deal and explaining everything in full. Thanks and would wholeheartedly recommended.
Excellent service from Kenny in the Manchester office, he worked hard to find the best price for me and explained everything along the way.
Will definitely use him again in the future and would recommend.
I spoke to Paul Kay this morning who in the space of 30 mins looks to have halved my salon electric bill, he was personable, knowledgeable and honest. The proof will be seeing if the bills actually reduce and if so I will leave another review but so far an excellent service
I dealt with Utility Bidder over the past couple of days, amazing service and prompt. Paul Kay gave excellent customer service! would highly reccomend.
Without a doubt utility bidder has saved my sanity. They have sorted months of going around in circles with a supplier in under a week.
I would highly recommend to everyone I know.
Had a lovely phone call from Connor this morning, he was very helpful, explained everything very clearing and all I had to do was agree to everything that was suggested and he done the rest! Very happy with the service
I have just worked with Alex from Utility Bidder to sort our electricity contract today. He has got us an excellent price for our charity and it has all been sorted in half an hour (possibly less!). He was extremely helpful. THANK YOU
Had a call from Alex York who within minutes had arranged a new electricity contract with a new supplier. He was extremely courteous, professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Robert Johnson has just completed my renewal contract with my energy supplier. He was very helpful and very efficient. It’s the first time I have used Utility Bidder and I will definitely use them again and highly recommend them. Thank you for making it so easy.