Posts Categorized: Business

Households switch away from the big six suppliers

More than a million households switched away from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers in the past year. Figures from Cornwall Energy showed that about 11 per cent of homes now buy their gas, electricity or both from smaller independent companies. These figures are significant for businesses because it demonstrates that households are waking up to… Read more »

Five reasons to switch your business gas supply today

In all likelihood, energy is one of your top three business expenses. Whether you run a restaurant, manage a manufacturing company or own a chain of stores, gas and electricity bills can seriously hinder your overall financial health. Every business should periodically assess energy procurement, evaluating the current supplier and thinking whether there is a… Read more »

SME buying strategy: going direct or using a gas broker

When it comes to purchasing business gas or any utility for that matter, owner-managers have two main choices. Do you go to a supplier directly and try to negotiate your own rate. Or do you arrange a contract through a broker or third party consultant. Your decision should depend on a few key questions: How… Read more »

Is British Gas Business in hot water?

British Gas is in a spot of bother again. This time, the Business-facing arm of the company, British Gas Business saw its profits tumble 95% in the first half of 2015. This comes after a billing blunder in 2014 which put costs up and impacted on the company’s ability to deliver good customer service. British Gas… Read more »

How the Internet of Things can cut business gas costs

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a great deal of potential to generate change in society. Devices and appliances, or ‘things’, which can detect change via sensors and then communicate this information over the Internet are seen as real technology game changers. As time goes on the electronics and sensors needed to make this happen will… Read more »