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Navigating the business energy market is a complex process
We understand that for most businesses, the easiest option might be to allow your existing business energy contract to simply roll over. Searching the market for the right business energy prices can be daunting and time-consuming. It’s not quite as simple as searching for domestic energy prices, as there are extra factors you need to take into consideration when choosing energy plans for your business gas and electricity.
When looking into renewing or switching your business energy supplier, there are a few things you should consider. Being aware of the factors that can affect your quote is crucial, as they will give you a better understanding of your bill and empower you to make changes that may further reduce the cost of your business energy expenditure.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that influence your business energy quote:
There is a large list of factors that can affect your business energy quote and we understand that this can be a complex and time-consuming process. That’s why we offer services catered to the specifics of your business. This allows us to get the best possible business electricity or commercial gas deal for you. At Utility Bidder, we are experts in business utilities comparison.
Business gas and electricity will always make up a considerable proportion of your outgoings – even if you’re committed to energy efficiency across your business. This is why it’s crucial to find savings wherever you can. As an award-winning energy broker, we can advise you on the best business gas and business electricity prices. Using immediate pricing access to all major UK business energy suppliers – and over 20,000 electric meters currently being managed – we can help you save money through business energy comparison, using hassle free processes that are catered towards your individual business needs.
We utilise our premium status with our commercial energy suppliers, allowing us to compare bespoke, exclusive business energy prices – regardless of whether you are renewing or switching. To start comparing your business energy prices, contact us today and our team of experts will be happy to help.
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Deemed Rates are the standard rates you'll pay a supplier if you approach them directly. As a business utility broker, our rates (from the same suppliers) are considerably lower. Compare business energy prices from top suppliers below.
Some suppliers are best suited to businesses in certain sectors. At Utility Bidder, our consultants have experience working across all industries. We’ve worked with tiny start-ups, national multi-site companies and international corporations. This expertise gives us a deeper understanding of what each business needs, so that we’re able to find the best business energy deals for your specific company.
Why choose Utility Bidder?
We have in-depth knowledge of each of the big energy suppliers, plus smaller specialist companies. Using this expertise, we can recommend the best fit for your business. So, you’ll save money and have a solution that works the way you need it to! One of the reasons that business owners love working with us is our full-service approach.
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We’ve also built up strong relationships with smaller, more specialist companies too. These include green energy specialists such as Opus Energy and Engie. These companies are committed to providing 100% renewable energy and working towards a zero-carbon future.
Our tight knit partnerships with an ever-growing supplier list are what make us unique. It puts Utility Bidder on a very exclusive list of partners able to access special prices. We also have a wider choice of tariffs and packages to offer our customers. It is this premier status with suppliers that makes us the very best choice to save you money on business energy. We’ll save you time and cut your energy bills down to size. Work with Utility Bidder and you could save as much as 45% on energy costs
Utility Bidder handles all of these concerns for you. We save you time, by carrying out price comparisons on your behalf. Thanks to our sophisticated systems and access to live prices, we can even give you tailored quotes in as little as five minutes.
We also draw on our supplier contacts and expertise to provide bespoke recommendations. To make sure these are 100% accurate, our consultants will cast an expert eye over your energy bills and meter readings.
We have in-depth knowledge of each of the big energy suppliers, plus smaller specialist companies. Using this, we can recommend the best fit for your business. So, you’ll save money and have a solution that works the way you need it to. One of the reasons that business owners love working with us is our full-service approach.
How can we help save you money on your business energy bills?
Using our expertise and knowledge, we can match you with the perfect business energy supplier based on the specifics of your company. We will give you a complete lowdown on their customer service and offerings. Then, once agreed, we will take care of the energy switch from start to finish – ensuring your savings are maximised with the minimum amount of time taken from you.
Business owners quite understandably want to avoid any disruption to daily productivity. This is why many don’t switch energy suppliers, even if it could save them money. They worry that it’ll be too much of a hassle to switch. Delays, setbacks and disruption are all other major concerns that scare business owners into staying put. At Utility Bidder, we handle the whole process for you. You’ll get a dedicated account manager to sort all the paperwork and liaise with the energy supplier.
Our switches are always smooth, fast and hassle-free because of our exceptional relationships with business energy suppliers. We have the contacts to work with suppliers, rather than against them. This ensures full communication and limits the chances of delay or disruption. What this means for you is a stress-free, seamless switch. You can focus on what you do best – running your business. Leave all the hard work to us. Your account manager will handle everything behind the scenes, getting your new contract set up and ready to go.
Let's Get You The Best Price. We'll Pay You £1,000 If We Can't Beat Your Renewal Quote.*
Why choose us – We make a commitment to each and every business that we’ll provide an award winning service and 5* expertise at every stage of the process. No two businesses are the same – our team of utility experts are available to help you and provide services based on the specifics of your business. We successfully work with UK businesses across all sectors and sizes.Save more now
We generate exclusive rates from 27+ suppliers, so you can quickly compare tariffs.
Let’s get you the best price. We’ll pay you £1,000 if we can’t beat your renewal quote.*
Your account manager will complete any paperwork and answer your utility questions.
With rising carbon emissions and the increasing problems caused by global warming, switching to green business energy can make a difference. The fuels used in green energy come from sustainable sources, unlike fossil fuels – which are short in supply. This could lead to higher prices as they become harder to obtain, resulting in you paying more for your business gas and electricity.
Our green gas experts can advise you on options that suit your business. We have contacts with some of the UK’s largest gas suppliers and specialists in green energy so we can negotiate deals to suit you.Green business energy
We’re dedicated to helping businesses like yours succeed, but we know that seeing is believing. That’s why we’ve put our money where our mouth is with some real-life case studies.
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!”
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.
We work with both large businesses and SME businesses. Subsequently, we have thousands of clients that range from pubs and restaurants to care homes and manufacturing. Our energy consultants have experience across all sectors and can advise you on today’s market conditions, suitable for your commercial premises.
Energy suppliers have different tariffs that are suited to different sized companies. It’s imperative that you select the right tariff that’s best for your company.
The UK has three primary fuels and they are used as follows:
1. Solid fuels, bioenergy and petrol – 50%
2. Natural gas – 32%
3. Electricity – 18%
The amount and form of utilities energy that UK businesses consume has undergone dramatic changes since the 1970s. Although solid fuel remains the leading source of energy for both commercial use (as shown above) and also domestic use, natural gas usage is set to undergo a dramatic change as the UK strives to make reductions in its carbon emissions. In fact, it has actually increased 3.2% in the last 12 months, representing the beginnings of this change.
However, as the UK population rises, so will the demand for energy, so although proportions can change, we can still expect an increase in energy usage overall. Not least as a reliable energy source is the foundation of British business and industry. So if your business is in need of a new energy contract, why not compare quotes on Utility Bidder to get the best deal.
Renewing or switching suppliers could ensure that you make the best available savings on your energy bills.
Your contract end date will be located on your most recent gas or electricity bill. If you cannot find a bill, then contact us and one of our energy consultants will run over an LOA (letter of authority) with you. This gives us access to find out the details of your supplier.
We experience many customers from a variety of businesses that find themselves paying high variable rates.
All businesses that use electricity meter profile classes 05 – 08 will be upgraded to a half-hourly meter. This will change the way you are billed for electricity usage and bring in some additional charges. for more information on this or view our business electricity FAQs here. See more about P272 here.
The best business energy supplier will take your company on as an individual case. Whether it’s gas or electricity (or both) the best energy broker will find you bespoke deals to suit. Utility rates are always changing and suppliers alter their requirements. Having a good power broker on board will ensure you save your business time and money when searching for business energy suppliers in the UK.
When you receive your renewal letter, this will include your current or potential business gas and electricity unit rate and standing charge. These business gas and electricity tariffs can affect your decision, if you want to switch commercial energy.
Below we’ve included a list of commercial energy prices and suppliers, with their potential deemed rates/out of contract rates per kwh.
|Energy Company||£ pKWH Electricity||Electricity Standing Charge Pence/day||£ pKWH Gas||Gas Standing Charge pence / day|
|British Gas business||21.69p||57.44p||96.07p||6.41p|
|Scottish Power business||20.50p||56.00p||30.00p||6.50p|
|eon business energy||18.80p||80.00p||99.00p||4.90p|
|Opus energy business||25.50p||95.00p||150.00p||6.99p|
|EDF business energy||22.50p||80.00p||80.00p||5.90p|
|Total Gas and Power||20.66p||268.40p||115.00p||5.88p|
*prices are believed to be accurate as of 09/04/19. We aim provide he most accurate information and aren’t responsibility for any inaccurate pricing on this page.
Most of our customers tell us that time is a precious commodity and running their business provides challenges. Researching, negotiating and agreeing the best utilities contracts with suppliers takes a lot of time and considerable effort. At Utility Bidder, the breadth and depth of our research means we can analyse the utility market for competitive prices. Our “Premier” status and strong relationships provide us with access to bespoke offers and savings that might not be available otherwise.
Allow for more of your time to be spent concentrating on your business. Our quotes for switching business utilities will help you chose the best option, without spending hours negotiating.
Did you know that the energy we use at home only accounts for a quarter of the total energy used in the UK? The remaining three-quarters is attributable to business and transport energy. Let’s have a look at which sectors use the most energy and which utilities sources they use:
How is energy measured?
To compare sectors effectively, we will use the ‘KTOE’ unit, which means ‘kilotonne of oil equivalent’. All information comes from the Office of National Statistics in a report published in July 2018.
– Private offices – 3,539 ktoe
– Chemical manufacturing – 2,874 ktoe
– Hospitality – 2,458 ktoe
– Food products manufacturing – 2,242 ktoe
– Hospitals – 2,237 ktoe
– Non-metallic mineral manufacturing – 1,924 ktoe
– Basic metals manufacturing – 1,489 ktoe
– Rubber and plastic manufacturing – 1,442 ktoe
– Small shops – 1,376 ktoe
– Paper products manufacturing – 1,297 ktoe
The results show that an abundance of small machines appears to be less energy efficient than large, industrial machines. Private offices containing computers, photocopiers, network hubs, projectors and phones burn the most energy, whilst the manufacturing of paper to stock these offices creates the least. The intensive heat required for chemical processing places it high in the list, whereas simpler industrial processes such as rubber weigh in at substantially lower energy rates. Even small business energy prices have a large influence on the UK’s consumption.
The department for business energy and industrial strategy are responsible for:
The gas and electricity that powers your home is the same as the gas and electricity that powers your business – but energies treat commercial settings differently to domestic ones due to the varying energy consumption.
Energy rates fluctuate constantly, especially for businesses. Chat to our team to find out who the cheapest energy supplier is for your business today.
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