An energy broker helps businesses choose an energy provider, and is essentially a middle-man arrangement. A broker will scour the market for the best deals and negotiates on its clients’ behalf.
All business owners want to reduce their energy spend, but in many cases, it’s easier said than done. Here’s some of the top tech out there to guide you and help your business go green.
Some business owners may benefit from additional services such as site works, and may not realise their supplier can offer them. Here’s an overview of what’s available.
While certainly it is true that the best business energy contracts mean the services run silently in the background, there are certain aspects of a contract that need ongoing monitoring.
A small business going without power may be missing out on orders and man hours, while still having to pay staff and rent and other costs. It can soon add up, and take its toll on your bottom line.
If cracking down on energy spend can improve your profitability, why aren’t more restaurants looking to do so?
A survey by the National Restaurant Association found that around 62 per cent of diners would prefer to eat in an environmentally friendly British restaurant.
A new scheme will see businesses bid for a share of £290m to support clean energy in the UK, something small businesses are keen to see.
Currently, energy suppliers must notify clients when a plan is drawing to a close. The provider must give 42-49 days’ notice, and if the client doesn’t get in touch to switch or renegotiate the deal, then it can rollover the contract.
Environmental concerns are not always the top priority for small business owners. First and foremost, businesses exist to make money, and sometimes other things can take a back seat.
The Regent Hotel in Cambridge is a family-run business. We caught up with its current hotelier to find out how it manages its energy contracts.
When it comes to signing a new utilities contract, there are many red flags that a business should be on the lookout for. Here, we outline a few.